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Master Gardeners Art Yliniemi and Evelyn Lindstrom consult a landscaping map to place the native greens in the right spot. Native vegetation is being planted at the base of the Fish Hook River dam in Park Rapids. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Master Gardeners embark on riverbank rehabilitation

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An environmental makeover is taking place below the Fish Hook River dam in Park Rapids.

Hubbard County Master Gardeners have embarked on an ambitious project to remove noxious weeds and invasive plants at the river's edge and replace them with native growth.

Armed with a $5,000 grant from Con Agra, the gardeners and volunteers fanned out below the DNR Fisheries building, pulling grasses and planting new.

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