Restore Farmington's Rambling River Park
Image courtesy of the Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization
Rambling River Park is a beautiful 76-acre park located in Farmington bordered on the south and east by the Vermillion River. The Vermillion River is a unique resource that flows through Scott, Dakota and Goodhue Counties. While providing vital wildlife habitat, scenic beauty and recreational opportunities such as kayaking and trout fishing, the Vermillion is also a major Mississippi River tributary and a portion of the water that feeds drinking water wells in Hastings.
Volunteers will work closely with FMR staff and fellow volunteers to remove and haul buckthorn from this important site. Buckthorn is extremely hardy and able to thrive in a variety of soil and light conditions. It out-competes native plant species that are vital for increased habitat and biodiversity.
No experience is needed and all are welcome! All tools, gloves and training will be provided. Volunteers may also be asked to help with other restoration tasks as needed throughout the worksite, such as seeding the newly cleared ground where buckthorn has been removed.
Ready to register?
To sign up and receive directions to the meeting spot, contact FMR Program Assistant Sophie Downey at firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-222-2193 x27. Please include the name of the event, your name, address and phone number and the number in your party.
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If you're under 18 and interested in volunteering without the company of your parent or guardian, please take a moment and have them fill out this brief minor permission form.
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