Area to be included in the invasive species removal.
Invasive species will be removed from areas of Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park.

SWWD to remove invasive shrubs in Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park

The South Washington Watershed District (SWWD) will remove 20 acres of invasive shrubs within Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park during February. 
This work is part of SWWD’s Central Draw Overflow, a multi-phase project to create an outlet for rainwater runoff from Woodbury and Cottage Grove, routed, in part, through the park.  
The work will consist of removing invasive shrubs, such as buckthorn and honeysuckle, to help the native groundcover regenerate.
The work area includes both sides of the paved trail north of Ravine Lake, and extends to the southern edge of the pine plantation.
In winter, the paved trail is used as a ski trail and will remain open during the majority of the work; however, those using the trail should use caution as motorized equipment will be present.
For additional information on the project, contact Andy Schilling at the South Washington Watershed District at 651-714-3717 or aschilling@ci.woodbury.mn.us.

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