7 Mile Creek Willow Stem Cutting and Staking



Sat, March 24
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Seven Mile Creek County Park - Saint Peter

Volunteers Needed: 50
Supervisors Needed: 10

Join Great River Greening for willow stem cutting and staking along the creek in Seven Mile Creek County Park, in an effort to decrease soil erosion, and improve the streambank structure.

This 628-acre park is managed by Nicollet County and contains 10 miles of multi-use trails.  It transitions from the Minnesota River to grasslands in the valley, to deciduous forests on either side and up the bluffs of Seven Mile Creek.  The forests are home to white-tail deer, wild turkeys, and nesting and migratory bird species. Seven Mile Creek is also a designated trout stream, stocked each year by the DNR.

We are partnering with 7 Mile Creek Watershed Partnerhip, Nicollet County, and Mississippi River Network-1 Mississippi Campaign to engage and educate the local community and volunteers with hands-on conservation practices to protect and improve water quality.

Other Partners and Funders:  Nicollet Soil and Water Conservation District, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, Clif Bar Family Foundation, Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment, CHS Foundation, McKnight Foundation, and Rahr Corporation

               



Some considerations:

  • Recommended for ages 8 and up
  • Difficulty level of restoration task: Moderate to Difficult
  • Walk-able distance: Short Distance
  • Light snacks and lunch are provided 

photo courtesy of Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District, Minnesota (2004)

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