Vermillion River – South Creek


Dakota County

Dakota County

Location: Dakota County, MN

Funding: Lessard-Sams 2013

Contact: Twin Cities Chapter

Goals: Increase upland game and non-game habitat, and greatly improve in-stream trout habitat and water quality. Also, create a high-quality fishery within walking distance of suburban homes and within an hour’s drive of the majority of the state’s population.


• Eradication of invasive species.

• Establishment of native vegetation to create wildlife habitat corridors and protect coldwater fisheries habitat.

• Creation of protective buffers.

Implementation: Construction scheduled for summer 2014.

Project Contributors: Trout Unlimited, Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization and the City of Lakeville.