Students from Rosemount High School removed invasive buckthorn trees in an event organized by RHS Science teacher Allison Driessen and MN GreenCorps member Jes Braun, who is serving with the City of Rosemount and Rosemount's Environment and Sustainability Task Force. Students cleared about an acre of buckthorn plants in a section of Carroll's Woods that is located on school property. The infestation of buckthorn and other invasive species in the woods is rampant and subsequent removal events are necessary to restore the biodiversity of the area. If you are interested in participating in removal events in the spring of 2019 contact Jes Braun at (651) 322-2059 or by email Opens a New Window. .
The Rosemount Environment and Sustainability Task Force partnered with the Rosemount High School Green Team on a community litter clean-up day on May 6, 2018. About 40 volunteers helped clean up litter at four designated clean-up areas. Over 40 bags of trash and recycling were collected and properly disposed of. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the day a success! Cleaning up litter helps keep our ponds and community clean and contributes to a more healthy environment. Any group interested in helping with litter clean up throughout the year can adopt a City street. For more information contact the Volunteer Engagement Manager.
Rosemount’s Environment and Sustainability Task Force partnered with the Rosemount High School Green Team for invasive garlic mustard removal events in Carroll's Woods. Carroll's Woods is adjacent to the school and is owned by the City and ISD 196. These events have been a great opportunity for students to be immersed in nature, reduce the invasive plant population, and learn to identify the variety of plants growing in the woods. Approximately, 100 compost bags have been filled and transported to the Mulch Store for composting over the course of five removal events. Even so, there is still more garlic mustard that needs to be removed. Any group interested in organizing an invasive garlic mustard pulling event can contact Jessica Braun [email Opens a New Window. ] to arrange for the Task Force to support the event.