Willow Tree Planting along Seven Mile Creek

Saturday, March 24

This community-based restoration project is aimed at improving the water quality and plant diversity in Seven Mile Creek County Park.

50 Volunteers are needed to cut and stake willow trees along the creek.

Where: Hwy 169, South of St Peter
When: 9:00 – 1:00
Light breakfast, snack, and lunch provided
Recommend for ages 8 and up, children must be supervised.

Register at:


or contact May Yang
(651) 272-3993

Why Seven Mile Creek County Park?

This 628-acre Nicollet County park, with 10 miles of trails enjoyed by hikers, 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.

Removing the buckthorn will increase and enhance the natural habitat. Willow staking along the creek will provide shelter and food for native wildlife, decrease soil erosion, and improve the streambank structure.

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Partners & Funders for this event

1 Mississippi River Network, 7-Mile Creek Watershed Partnership, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, Nicollet County, Nicollet Soil and Water Conservation District, Clif Bar Family Foundation, Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment, CHS Foundation, McKnight Foundation, and Rahr Corporation.

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