Plant native shrubs along the Vermillion River

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
9:30am to 11:30am
Vermillion River, private habitat restoration area - Registrants will receive directions to the exact meeting location
Volunteers planting native shrubs

Spend a late spring morning with FMR staff and volunteers at the Wilmar property along the Vermillion River, a cold prairie stream in the heart of Dakota County and a major tributary of the Mississippi River. After a brief hike volunteers will install native shrubs and fencing near the river banks to increase habitat diversity and help stabilize the stream bank. FMR has been working to restore some 25-acres at this private easement.

All supplies and training will be provided and volunteers will work closely with FMR staff. This event is part of the Vermillion Stewards program, helping residents learn about the watershed while working to protect and enhance its unique natural resources.

Ready to register?

To sign up and receive directions to the meeting spot, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore via the contact form (please select Amy by name from the staff list under "Category") or at, 651-222-2193 x31. Please include the name of the event, your name, address and phone number and the number in your party. Amy is typically in the office M-Th each week.

You will receive a confirmation email from within two business days. (If you don't, please check your SPAM folder.)

If you are under 18 and planning to attend without your parent or guardian, please take a moment to have them complete this minor permission form.

Can't make it?

To receive notices of future Vermillion Stewards volunteer events, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore at Or, visit our events calendar for our most up-to-date listing of upcoming events. To receive a twice-a-month e-newsletter including all FMR activities and news, sign up for Mississippi Messages.

More information

The Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization, The Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, Pentair, United Way of Hastings and the Laura Jane Musser Fund.