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South Creek

Lakeville, MN 55044 United States

May 2014

South Creek Tree Planting

May 17, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
South Creek Lakeville, MN 55044 United States

Help plant trees along Lakeville's South Creek, a tributary to the Vermillion River. Planting trees will help stabilize the eroding banks, which will reduce the amount of soil and sediment impairing water quality and wildlife habitat. The trees also will provide additional habitat and eventually shade to keep the water cool and protect the river's cold-water trout fishery. There is not an actual address or park name for this natural area, but it is roughly a half hour from Mpls/St.…

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June 2018

Remove buckthorn near the Vermillion River’s South Creek

June 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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…

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September 2018

Floodplain forest planting along Vermillion River’s South Creek

September 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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…

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November 2018

Shrub planting along the banks of South Creek

November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Enjoy a crisp fall morning on the banks of South Creek, a Vermillion River tributary, in Farmington! Volunteers are needed on November 10, from 9 - 11 am to assist Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) and the Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization with a unique planting project using live stakes, helping to fight against invasive species and create habitat for native pollinators and birds. Additionally, volunteers may be asked to help with other restoration tasks. All are welcome,…

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