Afton Alps Ski Resort partnered with Great River Greening to plant 570 sedges that secure the stream banks of Trout Brook. Volunteers also cleared acres of Buckthorn from Afton State Park, which surrounds the ski hills of Afton Alps.
Over twenty Afton Alps employees and managers from all departments came out to help for this event. Everyone did an incredible amount of work and the work sites were completely transformed in just a few short hours. Even though the group did encounter some rain and cold, everyone had a great time!
Green River Greening is a St. Paul, Minnesota based nonprofit that engages communities in conserving and caring for the land and water that enrich our lives.The organization pairs experienced, committed ecologists with state-of-the-art practices to restoration projects, sharing skill and knowledge with landowners, volunteers, students and at-risk youth.