Volunteers needed for Becklin Homestead Park planting

Volunteers are needed for an Oak Tree Planting Event that will take place Saturday, June 4, at Becklin Homestead County Park/Wildlife Management Area.

The tree planting will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 75 volunteers are needed, along with 16 supervisors.

Looking for a way to make an impact on Minnesota’s wildlife? The Becklin Homestead County Park and State Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will play host to volunteers as they plant 2,500 oak seedlings as part of a major oak savanna restoration at the site. That’s a lot of trees, and volunteers will definitely make a huge impact on the ecological health of this one-of-a-kind place.

The park lies along the state-designated wild and scenic Rum River, and sports 150-year-old white pines. It is also the only county park in the state that is also a state Wildlife Management Area, open for hunting solely to people with disabilities. The park is located at 34605 Holly St. N.W., Cambridge.

Individuals of all ages, families, community and corporate groups are welcome to participate in Greening’s restoration events. Pre-registration is required, so sign up today.

To register, contact the Mark Turbak, Greening Volunteer Program and Event Manager, at [email protected] or 651-665-9500 ext. 11.

This project is made possible by support from Isanti County Parks, the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Outdoor Heritage Fund, with additional support from the 3M, Athwin, Gordon and Margaret Bailey, Buuck, and Xcel Energy Foundations.