Volunteer group partners to replant Ramsey park

Fox Park located at 17100 Potassium St. NW, Ramsey, suffered the loss of over 30 full grown trees and evergreens due to new regulations with overhead power lines.

Members of the Anoka Women of Today raised $1,000 and donated more than 100 volunteer hours to replant Fox Park in Ramsey, where the park’s trees had to be removed because they were located too close to overhead power lines.

Members of the Anoka Women of Today raised $1,000 and donated more than 100 volunteer hours to replant Fox Park in Ramsey, where the park’s trees had to be removed because they were located too close to overhead power lines. Photo Submitted

The new requirements under this regulation state that there can be no trees over a certain height within 75 feet on each side of the power lines. Unfortunately for Fox Park, this included most of its natural habitat.

The Anoka Women of Today, a volunteer group, took action to help rehabilitate the park with new plantings. Working closely with the Ramsey Park and Recreation Board and Green Valley Garden Center, the Anoka Women of Today were able to raise just over $1,000 for replanting Fox Park.

Volunteers planted about 100 perennials, seven trees and eight shrubs bringing back some of the beauty the park lost last fall. There are now perennial gardens and trees planted to help attract smaller wildlife back into the park.

The Anoka Women of Today are participating in the city of Ramsey adopt-a-spot program and have sponsored Fox Park. This project and its fundraising efforts have totaled over 100 volunteer hours. For more pictures from this community project or for more information on the Anoka Women of Today visit the facebook page at: www.facebook.com/AnokaWomenOfToday

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