Friends of the Mississippi River will restore up to 25.5 acres of oak forest and dry prairie within the Spring Lake Park Reserve. The acres are located in the Lower Spring Lake Park Reserve Trailhead by the archery range.
Restoration will take place between May 2, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2017.
Park user impact
Over the course of the restoration, park users will see periodic chemical spraying, mowing, burning, cultivation and planting. The south archer loop may be shut down on a limited basis to conduct work within the loop. Advance notification will be provided on the Dakota County Parks website and on the trail loop. See project map.
The restoration will cost more than $30,000 with the County paying $6,000 of the cost for prairie seed. The project will also use correctional labor and some County staff time.