Three Rivers clears forest of non-native plants

Last year, the Three Rivers Park District began performing forest management activities within Elm Creek Park Reserve. Forestry crews, with the assistance of a Conservation Corps Minnesota crew, will be cutting, treating and/or removing non-native invasive plants (mostly black locust, white poplar, Amur maple and Oriental bittersweet) within the park. The ultimate goal of this project is to promote and protect the native forest within Elm Creek Park Reserve. This photo was taken on the trails within the park behind the Lifetime Fitness and municipal buildings in Champlin. (Sun staff photo by Megan Hopps)

Last year, the Three Rivers Park District began performing forest management activities within Elm Creek Park Reserve. Forestry crews, with the assistance of a Conservation Corps Minnesota crew, will be cutting, treating and/or removing non-native invasive plants (mostly black locust, white poplar, Amur maple and Oriental bittersweet) within the park. The ultimate goal of this project is to promote and protect the native forest within Elm Creek Park Reserve. This photo was taken on the trails within the park behind the Lifetime Fitness and municipal buildings in Champlin. (Sun staff photo by Megan Hopps)

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