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'Buckthorn Bash' to offer a wealth of activities

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outdoors Willmar, 56201
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

STARBUCK -- The "Buckthorn Bash'' at Glacial Lakes State Park gets underway at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at the park's southeast picnic area. A guided hike of the prairie will be offered. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at the picnic area.

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Events through the day will include crafts for kids, geocaching demonstrations, a kick-the-tires implement fair, and an opportunity to visit with area resource specialists about prairies, buckthorn control and more.

A special panel discussion featuring biofuels experts is also scheduled along with tours of the new camper cabin donated by the Friends of Glacial Lakes.

The celebration will conclude with a 3 p.m. ceremonial cutting of the last buckthorn and celebratory bonfire.

The event is free and open to the public but a daily or annual Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required to enter the park.

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