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Volunteers bring natural beauty to Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom


Volunteers planted and weeded at the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom.

Volunteers planted and weeded at the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom.

On a sunny Saturday morning in October, four Youth Outdoors crews led about 15 community volunteers in planting dozens of varieties of native species at Como Regional Park. More than 400 plants, purchased with a grant from the Saint Paul Garden Club, were installed around theJoyce Kilmer Memorial Fireplace, near signs and along trails and split rail fence at the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom. Pamela Crandall of the Saint Paul Garden Club helped with the Como plantings. She said even though pulling weeds and planting can be exhausting, it makes her feel good when volunteers come back and see the natural beauty they’ve helped create. The Conservation Corps event was held in partnership with Saint Paul Natural Resources.