Sarah McKenzie

Mill Ruins Park turf ruined


A flock of hungry Canada geese and a summer full of clear skies are to blame for turning green riverfront turf at Mill Ruins Park into a chalky gray moonscape.

Geese have eaten just about all the blades of grass on the park's flat area, said Michael Schmidt, assistant superintendent of the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. (Wild grasses on the park's steep hillsides remain intact.)

The park's lawn resembles sand now, similar to the color of two giant gray rocks that sit on the turf.


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