Located in Farmington, South Creek helps feed the Vermillion River, a cold prairie river flowing through the heart of Dakota County and an important tributary of the Mississippi River. Earlier this summer, Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) volunteers removed invading buckthorn, making space for native plants to thrive. On Tuesday, September 25 from 6-8pm, volunteers will work closely with FMR staff to plant native plugs and distribute seeds 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.
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.
To learn more and register, visit https://fmr.org/events/2018/09/25/floodplain-forest-planting-along-vermillion-rivers-south-creek