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Duluth event engages 60 volunteers to tackle Japanese Knotweed and other invasive species in Fairmount Park

Conservation Corps has a long history of restoring Minnesota’s natural resources in the northeast region of the state and along the North Shore. Our office for the Northeast District is located within the Fitger’s Building in Duluth’s downtown district. However, few projects occur within the heart of the city itself. To address this issue and elevate Conservation Corps’ local presence, we partnered with the City of Duluth and MN Power/ALLETE, Inc. to organize an invasive species restoration event. The event took place on Monday, August 13, 2018 in Fairmount Park located next to the Lake Superior Zoo. Over 60 volunteers attended including Summer Youth Corps members, Young Adult AmeriCorps members, Corps alumni, and ALLETE employees. It was fun to see these groups working side by side cutting Japanese knotweed and buckthorn while pulling other invasive species such as tansy and honeysuckle, despite record-breaking heat. Read more about our RESTORE Duluth event in the Duluth News Tribune article below.

•    Nisson, Jack, “Volunteers bank together, root out invasive species in Duluth,” Duluth News Tribune, August 13, 2018

Click through the gallery below to see images from the event.