Upper Mississippi River Program

Dukes Pond Forest Restoration Project

This approximately 50-acre site is adjacent to Red Wing near the confluence of the Cannon and Mississippi Rivers. The site consists of mature floodplain forest, with pockets of Reed Canary Grass.

During fall 2015, site preparation primarily for Reed Canary Grass control was completed on 15 acres.

During fall 2016, 7 acres were planted with trees. Plantings included larger potted trees, as well as bare root seedlings.

This is a cooperative project with MN DNR Forestry. Funding was provided by the Outdoor Heritage Fund, McKnight Foundation, and Aveda Corporation.

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