Join Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) for a spring planting in the oak woodlands bordering the Vermillion River on June 2, from 9-11:30 am. The Vermillion River is a cold prairie stream in the heart of Dakota County and a major tributary of the Mississippi River.
Volunteers will be working in an Aquatic Management Area (AMA), a special form of land protection meant to preserve shoreline property. We’ll be planting native shrubs, grasses and wildflowers to improve biodiversity at this important site. Volunteers may also be asked to assist with other restoration tasks as needed.
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 http://fmr.org/events/2018/06/02/plant-shrubs-grasses-and-wildflowers-vermillion-ama.