MN Nature initiated a MNDOT Community Roadside Landscape Partnership in 2014. The restoration site is in the historic Little Bohemia Neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota.


Pollinator Restoration Hillside, 2016

Name: “Little Bohemia Trail” Community Roadside Partnership — Phase 2
Date: 2016
Location: Western Ave to Goodrich Ave/Harrison

Current Schedule:

January 7, 2016
Little Bohemia neighborhood association (LBNA) had a kick-off design meeting for phase 2. In February, LBNA approved the design plans drafted by MNDOT.

March/April 2016
MNDoT will continue to remove/treat buckthorn, clear hillsides, repair sound walls, and make other improvements as needed in phases 1 and 2 and in preparation of the plantings in phases 2 and 3.

April/May 2016: Spring Prep & Clean-up Days
Community will prep perennial beds in phase 1 for 2016 growing season. Volunteers will maintain the plantings in phases 1 & 2, activity days TBD. “Like” MN Nature on Facebook for updates.

June 2016: Planting Days – Phase 2
Volunteers will plant trees, shrubs, and perennials in phase 2, per MNDoT’s landscape designs, day TBD. “Like” Us on Facebook for updates.

July–October: Maintenance
Volunteers will weed, water, and pick up trash on an ongoing basis with a focus in phase 1 and phase 2.

Nov: Winter Prep
Volunteers will prepare garden beds and trees for winter. Remove water bags, wrap and plastic protection for trunks.

Partnership opportunities/remaining needs: dedicated water resource for 2016–2017 growing seasons and beyond (all sites need dedicated water access for 2016 and beyond), there is no water access on this site; to partner please contact jen@mnnature.org

Future Site:
Urban Forest, 2017 . . .

Name: “Little Bohemia Trail” Community Roadside Partnership — Phase 3
Date: 2017
Location: Goodrich to St. Claire

March 2017
MNDoT will continue to remove/treat buckthorn, clear hillsides, repair sound walls, and make other improvements as needed in phases 1 and 2 and 3 in preparation of the plantings in phase 3.

April/May 2017: Spring Prep & Clean-up Days
Community will prep perennial beds in phase 1 for 2016 growing season. Volunteers will maintain the plantings in phases 1 and 2, activity days TBD.

June 2017: Planting Days – Phase 2
Volunteers will plant trees, shrubs, and perennials in phase 3, per MNDoT’s landscape designs, day TBD.

July–October 2017: Maintenance
Volunteers will weed, water, and pick up trash on an ongoing basis with a focus in phase 1, 2 and 3.

November 2017: Winter Prep
Volunteers will prepare garden beds and trees for winter. Remove water bags, wrap and plastic protection for trunks.