Floodplain forest planting along Vermillion River's South Creek

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
South Creek, Farmington - Registrants will receive detailed directions to the meeting spot
Three volunteers with a tray of plants ready to go in at South Creek from our June planting

Located in Farmington, South Creek helps feed the Vermillion River, a cold prairie river flowing through the heart of Dakota County. The Vermillion is an important Mississippi River tributary and is the only trophy brown trout stream in a metro area in the United States.

Last summer FMR volunteers removed invading buckthorn making space for native plants to thrive and began planting the cleared areas. Volunteers will work closely with FMR staff to remove invading species and plant native plugs to continue restoration work along this floodplain forest. These plants will further restoration progress increasing biodiversity along the low-lying floodplain. Additionally, volunteers may be asked to help with other general tending or restoration tasks the site needs. 

All are welcome, however, capacity is limited and registration required. 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 Vermillion River Watershed residents learn about the local 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 & Outreach Coordinator Sophie Downey at sdowney@fmr.org, 651-222-2193 x27. Please include the name of the event, your name, address and phone number and the number in your party.

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

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.

Can't make it?

To receive notices of future Vermillion Stewards events, contact FMR Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator Sophie Downey at sdowney@fmr.org. 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.

Partners: 
Thank you to our partners and funders: Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization as a part of the Vermillion River Stewards Outreach Program, Dakota County and by our generous donors, like you!