Located in Farmington, South Creek feeds the Vermillion River, a cold prairie river flowing through the heart of Dakota County and an important tributary of the Mississippi River. On June 12, from 6-8pm, volunteers will work closely with Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) staff to remove buckthorn and other invading trees and shrubs or to haul brush to its pick-up spot. Buckthorn is extremely hardy and able to thrive in a variety of soil and light conditions. It outcompetes native plant species that are vital for increased habitat and biodiversity.
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/2018/06/12/remove-buckthorn-near-vermillion-rivers-south-creek.