An important component of Hartley’s mission is to be good stewards of Hartley Park and it’s natural resources. From big projects to the everyday maintenance, we strive to meet our mission with the help of volunteers, corporate service teams and community partner organizations through things like ecological restoration, biological monitoring, trail improvements, park user interactions and stewardship education. Take a look and see all we’ve done to make your park a better place.
You can also review our 2011 HARTLEY ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP PLAN which was developed to guide our actions for many years to come.
Learn more about the city of Duluth’s Mini-Master Plan for Hartley Park.
Invasive Species Work
We are currently engaged in multiple efforts to preserve native species and control invasives, both native and non-native. The major force behind Hartley’s restoration efforts comes from the work of dedicated volunteers. Hartley volunteers work hard to remove existing invasive species and replace them with native species. Invasive species that receive the bulk of our efforts to date include:
- Common and Glossy Buckthorn
- Common Tansy
- Reed Canary Grass
- Japanese Knotweed
- Purple Loosestrife