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Isabella Invasive Plant Control Project

  • Isabella, MN, 55607 United States (map)

Help remove an invasive plant from the Isabella area and prepare a site for a pollinator planting!

Spotted knapweed, a non-native, invasive plant, is growing in a meadow that was once home to an Environmental Learning Center in Isabella. Volunteers will remove spotted knapweed by hand to prepare the area for a planting in the fall. The goal is to encourage native plants that will support pollinators and to keep non-native plants from growing in the area.

The Northwoods Volunteer Connection will provide the gloves and tools volunteers will need. Lunch will also be provided. Volunteers should wear long pants, a long sleeve shirt and socks and shoes and bring a water bottle.

All ages are welcome, however, children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or complete the necessary paperwork before volunteering.

Difficulty Rating: Easy

RSVP: Let us know if we can expect you! Contact Laurel at 218-663-8608 or

Directions: From HWY 61 - Travel 28 miles on HWY 1, turn right onto County Rd. 702  (Mitawan Lake Road) at the Knotted Pine. After 0.7 miles, turn left to the old Isabella ELC, Fire Number 10007. 

From Ely - Travel approximately 30 miles on HWY 1 toward Isabella, turn left onto County Rd. 702 (Mitawan Lake Road) at the Knotted Pine. After 0.7 miles, turn left to the old Isabella ELC, Fire Number 10007.

If you find yourself at the Flathorn Lake Picnic Area you've gone too far!

Directions from HWY 1 to old Isabella ELC