VOL: Minnesota GreenCorps

Volunteers needed for the Minnesota GreenCorps program, an AmeriCorps program of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The MPCA recently selected 43 organizations across the state to serve as host sites for the upcoming 2019-2020 Minnesota GreenCorps program year. We are currently seeking motivated, enthusiastic, service-minded recent or soon-to-be college graduates to apply to serve as … Continue reading VOL: Minnesota GreenCorps

VOL: Tamarack Nature Preserve – May 30th

We are partnering with the Washington Conservation District to hold a Family Hike through the Tamarack Nature Preserve next Thursday evening, May 30, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Hope you’re planning to come! If you are willing to volunteer, we could use a few additional helpers with the following important but relatively easy jobs: Welcome/Greeter Station (reminding people to … Continue reading VOL: Tamarack Nature Preserve – May 30th

ADV-AIS: Aquatic Plant Identification Workshop – Sauk Rapids – July 25th

The ​Aquatic ​Plant ​Identification ​Workshop ​is ​being ​convened ​by ​Minnesota ​Department ​of ​Natural ​Resources ​in ​partnership ​with ​University ​of ​Minnesota ​Extension ​and ​the ​Minnesota ​Aquatic ​Invasive ​Species ​Research ​Center. ​This ​workshop ​is ​recommended ​for ​consultants ​in ​Minnesota ​who ​conduct ​aquatic ​plant ​surveys ​for ​hire, ​volunteers ​in ​the ​UMN ​AIS ​Detectors ​program, ​Minnesota ​Master ​Naturalists, ​county … Continue reading ADV-AIS: Aquatic Plant Identification Workshop – Sauk Rapids – July 25th

2019 Next-Generation Award

You know a next-generation leader who is making an incredible difference in the world. With just a quick nomination, you can help accelerate that leader’s career onto the national stage -- and beyond.  The prestigious NGen Leadership Award celebrates the accomplishments of visionary change-makers -- age 40 or under -- who have made a difference through … Continue reading 2019 Next-Generation Award

VOL: DNR Loon Monitor

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help monitor loons. The Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program is a long-term project of the Nongame Wildlife Program. Hundreds of volunteers collect information about common loon numbers on more than 600 lakes. These lakes are found in Aitkin/Crow Wing, Becker, Cook/Lake, Itasca, Kandiyohi and Otter … Continue reading VOL: DNR Loon Monitor

ADV: Teaching in the Outdoor Classroom Workshop – June 17-20

Open to all who teach children including licensed teachers, teachers in training, home school educators, naturalists, non-formal educators, park rangers, volunteers, and Friends members! Working together as a team, we explore the many ways to use an outdoor classroom to enhance and strengthen a child’s education. The workshop is held in conjunction with the Summer Explorers … Continue reading ADV: Teaching in the Outdoor Classroom Workshop – June 17-20

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve – Spring 2019 Newsletter

Hopefully you've been enjoying the shift from snowflakes to budding plants as much as I have been. Mowing season is no doubt right around the corner! 🙂 Apologies that this newsletter is out a little later than scheduled - hopefully it won't have the bounce-back issues that the winter issue did. As always, we've got … Continue reading Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve – Spring 2019 Newsletter

ADV: EmpowerU Training – Cloquet – summer 2019

Participants will learn skills needed to share information with decision makers, give input on policies and plans, and be an active voice in land management around invasive species. This course is designed as a “flipped classroom” for woodland and shoreline owners, master volunteers, and natural resources professionals. You will complete approximately 8 hours of self-paced learning … Continue reading ADV: EmpowerU Training – Cloquet – summer 2019

ADV – ROAD TRIP! Southeast Minnesota Master Naturalist Discover MN – Sept. 18th – 20th

This September join fellow naturalist​s ​for an epic ​adventure exploring the wonders of southeast Minnesota. Travel by coach bus from St. Paul to Winona, MN and explore first-hand geological vistas of the area, behind-the-scenes tours, fall colors and quaint river towns during this fall’s Master Naturalist Road Trip. Explore first-hand caves, sinkholes, and karst topography, … Continue reading ADV – ROAD TRIP! Southeast Minnesota Master Naturalist Discover MN – Sept. 18th – 20th

ADV: Landscape Revival: Native Plant Expo and Market – Shoreview – June 1st

The Shoreview Native Plant Expo and Market offers gardeners one convenient location to shop for Minnesota native plants from 6 local native growers and learn how to use the plants from conservation organizations. The goal of Landscape Revival is to promote the use of native plants by educating about their benefits for wildlife habitat, pollinators, … Continue reading ADV: Landscape Revival: Native Plant Expo and Market – Shoreview – June 1st