Saturday August 11: Community stewardship workday

7 Aug

Tis the season for blazing stars! We have two beautiful Liatris species (L. aspera, pictured above, and L. spicata) at Rainbow, and you might also see lobelia, grass of parnassas, the beginnings of fringed gentian, or some cute sedges in the panne (Carex aurea and C. comosa among others)

Come out to Rainbow Beach Dunes from 10am-12pm this Saturday August 11, 2018 to help pull weeds, pick up trash, and take a nature walk.

Please RSVP for the workday here. Questions? Contact co-stewards Alison Anastasio ( or Jen Raber (
Remember to prepare for the weather and terrain: sun protection, sturdy shoes, long pants, bug repellent, and water are recommended. Tools, equipment, and snacks will be provided.

Rainbow Beach Park runs parallel to South Shore Drive from 75th-79th Streets.

  • By foot, walk east from South Shore Dr. on 77th St.
  • By car, you can only access the park at the southern end, from Hwy 41 at Farragut.
  • From the north/west, follow Hwy 41 east as it splits from South Shore Drive at 79th St. Turn left into the park at Farragut.
  • From the south, follow Hwy 41 north and turn right on Farragut, just before the intersection of 79th/South Shore.
  • Once in the park, go past the stop sign and water filtration plant and turn right at the next opportunity, into the parking lot before the Fieldhouse.
  • Go to the far right corner of the parking lot farthest from the field house at the entrance to the Nature Area. Meet at the banner!
  • Find directions and a map here.

**Mark your calendar!**
Workdays in 2018 are the second Saturday of the month, 10:00am-12:00pm:
Saturday, September 8
Saturday, October 13

RSVP to a Community Stewardship Workday here.

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