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The Rivers Need you!

The Vermillion Falls in Hastings

Please join us Sat., Oct. 23rd, 9-noon to help plant native willows with other Vermillion Stewards volunteers, Friends of the Mississippi River members and the Department of Natural Resources!

By helping to cut and plant willow stakes, volunteers will be stabilizing streambank along the Vermillion River in the Aquatic Management Area near Farmington and not too far from Hastings. Adding more native willows will increase root mass in the soil and help hold the streambank in place, preventing it from eroding into the stream and impairing water quality and habitat, and thus protecting the river’s cold water trout fishery.

All supplies and guidance are provided. Registration is quick and simple. Individuals, families and groups are all welcome!

To sign up for this event, please reply to Meghan Dudle, mdudle@fmr.org (651-222-2193×23). She will email directions and details to you. This is an ambitious project and we need lots of helping hands! So please do forward to friends, family or coworkers who care about their local environment!

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This event is part of the Vermillion Stewards program, sponsored by the Vermillion Watershed Joint Powers Organization, engaging citizens in the care of the Vermillion River (a major tributary of the Mississippi River), its watershed, and the special places within it.

Guests of Classic Rosewood Inn and Spa in Hastings who sign up for this volunteer commitment will be awarded a $50 voucher toward a future stay.

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