‘Beat back the buckthorn’ at Silverwood Park

‘Beat back the buckthorn’ at Silverwood Park

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Tom Knisely  

Media Relations Specialist




Help us “Beat Back the Buckthorn” at Silverwood Park! This invasive species produces a dense shade that prevents the establishment of native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. With no “natural controls” to limit its growth, buckthorn is a threat to the future of native natural habitats. Volunteers are needed to help keep this species at bay! Great for everybody 8 years and older.

We’ll be beating back the buckthorn on Saturday, November 2, from 9 a.m.-noon. Groups are asked to call 763-694-7724 to register.



About Three Rivers Park District

Three Rivers Park District is a natural resources-based park system that manages park reserves, regional parks, regional trails and special-use facilities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Park District offers facilities for every season, including picnicking, swimming, creative play, boating, fishing, downhill skiing,

snowboarding, golf, camping and sledding; extensive trails for hiking, biking, in-line skating, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, as well as program sites for nature, recreation, historic and farm education.


Three Rivers Park District’s mission is to promote environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural resources-based park system. The Park District owns and operates more than 27,000 acres and serves more than 9.5 million visitors a year.


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