ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Visitors at Como Park in St. Paul will soon see the beginnings of a more than $200,000 restoration project.

It will begin next week with volunteers removing invasive tree species as the city transforms nearly 18 acres of woodland in the park into the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom.

This classroom will provide environmental education for children and adults and habitat for native wildlife. Regular park visitors can expect to see more hikers and groups in the area.

The project is being paid for by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. Currently 40 percent of net state lottery proceeds are dedicated to building the fund to benefit Minnesota’s environment and natural resources.

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Comments (4)
  1. jean says:

    i think thats great, havent been to como park in awhile, it will be nice to see it all done,

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