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River island cleanup + lunch!

October 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Friends of the Mississippi River and Hastings Environmental Protectors for a unique island cleanup.

Spring Lake Park stretches around the bend of the Mississippi River. After meeting in the Dakota County park, where FMR has been restoring habitat for over 10 years, volunteers will be shuttled to the nearby islands by boat to pick up trash.

As always, all are welcome and encouraged to work at their own comfort level. Due to wet island conditions, waterproof knee or muck boots are highly encouraged. Bags and gloves will be provided.

Following the cleanup, a light lunch will be provided for all volunteers courtesy of Hastings Environmental Protectors.   

Ready to register?

To sign up and receive precise directions to the meeting spot, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore via the contact form (please select Amy by name from the staff list under “Category”) or at akilgore@fmr.org, 651-222-2193 x31. Please include the name of the event, your name, address and phone number and the number in your party. 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.

To ensure a high-quality experience, capacity is limited and pre-registration required. Registration closes Thursday, October 5, or upon reaching capacity.

You will receive a confirmation email with details and directions from akilgore@fmr.org within two business days. (If you don’t, please check your SPAM folder.) Amy is typically in the office M-Th.

Can’t make it?

If you can’t make this event but would like to be notified of future Vermillion Stewards habitat restoration and education events, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore, akilgore@fmr.org. Or to receive notices of all FMR events and news, sign up for our biweekly Mississippi Messages.


Thank you partners Hastings Environmental Protectors (HEP), Hastings United Way and funders Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization


October 7, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Friends of the Mississippi River
Friends of the Mississippi River


Spring Lake Park
8500 127th St E
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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