Parks & Recreation

Grassy Point

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Project Status: Construction

Project Overview:

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and the Minnesota Land Trust (MLT) are completing a habitat restoration project as part of the Lower St. Louis River Area of Concern Remedial Action Plan. The primary objectives for this Project are to restore and enhance native riparian forest and emergent wetland vegetation communities, and control populations of exotic invasive plant species at Grassy Point.  The project includes some improvements to the City’s existing trails at Grassy Point.

Project Update:

The Project includes the following actions.

  1. Site preparation and planting 9 acres of forest and shrub habitat on Grassy Point Island Unit
  2. Excavation and seeding of 2.7 acres hemi-marsh wetland features in Grassy Point East Unit
  3. Forest thinning, invasive plant removal and native tree planting over 8 acres in Grassy Point West Unit
  4. Seeding 12 acres of submersed aquatic vegetation in Grassy Point East, West and Island Units.
  5. Construction of up to 1800 LF public access trails in Grassy Point West Unit.
  6. 1-year performance period for all tree and shrub plantings.

Timeline:

Construction began April 2022 and is expected to be complete by July 2023.

Any questions regarding this project may be directed to Daryl Peterson, Director of Restoration Programs, Minnesota Land Trust, at 218-722-1416 or dpeterson@mnland.org.