Volunteer to Rescue State Endangered Rubus stipulatus
When: Thursday April 29th 9:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Proposed development south of the Blaine airport. See the red pin on the map below.
See Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/CDkFMx41CsvsJLTp8
Why: Rubus stipulatus (a bristle-berry) appears to be one of the rarer species of bristle-berry in Minnesota and
is also rare throughout its range. There is a proposed development where there are approximately 1,000
rubus stipulatus canes present. This is an opportunity to salvage this Endangered species and transplant
it into experimental plots at protected sites.
How: Join Anoka Conservation District, Critical Connections Ecological Services and MN Landscape Arboretum
staff at the development site at 9:00 am. We will dig up rubus canes. Around 11:30 we will take a break
and travel to protected sites nearby and plant out rubus stipulatus in experimental plots. Directions to
the protected sites will be provided.
What to Bring: Shovel, garden trowel, garden gloves – if you have them. We will provide some too.
Pack lunch and water bottle. No bathroom on site but we will break in the middle of the day for time to
visit a bathroom in route to the protected sites.
PLEASE RSVP: Carrie.Taylor@AnokaSWCD.org