Vermillion River

Dakota County

Dakota County

Location: Dakota County, MN

Funding: Lessard-Sams 2011

Contact: Twin Cities Chapter

Goals: Improve a roughly 2,000’ stretch through stabilized stream banks, increased overhead cover, and creation of a narrower, deeper channel.


 Sloping and stabilization of stream banks.

• Installation of overhead cover for trout.

• Herbicide treatment to eradicate invasive reed canary grass.

• Mulching and seeding of exposed stream banks with native species and removing undesirable woody species.

Implementation: Construction was completed fall 2012

Project Contributors: Trout Unlimited and the MNDNR