Haul and stack buckthorn at Vermillion Falls Park

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Vermillion Falls Park
Volunteers hauling brush

Located in downtown Hastings, Vermillion Falls Park is a favorite stop of waterfall viewing. It is also the central park running along the Vermillion River surrounded by Old Mill Park and Vermillion Linear Park. The Vermillion River is an important Mississippi River tributary and is the only trophy brown trout stream in a metro area in the United States. 

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 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: Hastings United Way, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Minnesota Natural Resources and Environmental Trust Fund and by our generous donors, like you!