Planting begins at Loring Park on Monday (2016)

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) contractor Applied  Ecological Services (AES) will be working on the Loring Park South Bay on Monday, July 18. AES will plant several varieties of aquatic emergent plants into the lake, including:

  • Sweet flag
  • Arrowhead
  • Dark green rush
  • River bulrush
  • Softstem bulrush
  • Bur reed

AES will also be pulling the floating cattail mats out of the South Bay. Trucks will be hauling out the debris throughout the work day and using trails to access public streets. Patrons in the area may notice an odor coming from the cattail debris as it is being removed.

This work is being conducted as part of the Loring Park cattail control and follows the parameters established in the 2014 state legislation authorizing MPRB “to remove all hybrid and narrow-leaved cattails by mechanical removal and chemical control at Loring Lake” and “replant the shoreland with native species.”