Vermillion River – South Creek
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.