Volunteers are needed Saturday, Mar. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon to cut and haul buckthorn. The nonprofit volunteer conservation group, Trout Unlimited, is hosting this Vermillion Riverkeepers event at the MN Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Aquatic Management Area on East 200th Street, just west of US Highway 52, and four miles south of Coates.
The invasive, non-native buckthorn brush has degraded wildlife and fish habitat along the South Branch of the Vermillion River. Removing the buckthorn is the first step before restoring the riverbanks and planting native prairie. People should dress to get muddy.
Free lunch will be served, so volunteers need to register in advance. Contact stream restoration committee chair, Tony Nelson, or call 952-486-2282, by Thursday, Mar. 2.
Get more information at from Twin Cities Trout Unlimited.