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Reforest the Red Fargo

Development and cultural practices have prevented natural regeneration of trees along the banks of the river. Planting trees in key areas along the Red creates a buffer to maintain riverbank stability, encourage the growth of native plants, improve water quality, and provide habitat for river wildlife.

Trees reduce air pollution, cool the atmosphere, prevent soil erosion ease the severity of floods and decrease maintenance costs of roads and parking areas.

Interested in Volunteering?
Volunteers are needed to plant trees and shrubs along the Red River. Planting native species along the Red River help stabilize banks and protect the water quality.

Volunteers help with digging holes, planting, mulching, and watering. A short training is held throughout the event. Come and go as your schedule allows. Hotdogs are served from 1:00-3:00 pm and dinner from 5:00-7:00 pm. Water is served all day, while supplies last.

For safety reasons, we ask that one adult is present for every five youth K-8.

Backup weather date is September 10.

To volunteer for this project, contact Kimberly at 701.356.8915, Kimberly@riverkeepers.org or follow the link below.


Project partners include: Fargo Park District, City of Fargo, River Keepers and Cass County Soil Conservation District.