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Ike’s Creek Planting 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8

Find it hard to imagine a viable trout stream with headwaters across the street from the Mall of America? Sign up for the Oct.

Twin Cities Rotaract

Find it hard to imagine a viable trout stream with headwaters across the street from the Mall of America? Sign up for the Oct. 8 volunteer planting event with Great River Greening and Twin Cities Rotaract and see it for yourself!

Ike’s Creek lies within and adjacent to one of the largest urban wildlife refuges. The creek has experienced consistent invasion by invasive species, such as garlic mustard and buchthorn, that diminish the stream’s water quality and instream habitat for reproducing populations of native trout species.

With your help, Great River Greening can maintain and restore natural resources like Ike’s Creek that are still present in the metro area. Come contribute a day’s work towards a great cause at Ike’s Creek, one of only 12 trout streams in the metro area. Your hard work will help restore a native trout fishery in Bloomington, through the removal of invasive species like buckthorn and garlic mustard.

Individuals of all ages, families, community and corporate groups are welcome to participate in Great River Greening’s restoration events.

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For more information, contact Angela Eifert, Service Chair for Twin Cities Rotaract: abrophy46 [at] yahoo [dot] com.

Time: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011
Place: Ike’s Creek, 2401 86th St. E., Bloomington, MN 55425