Newsletter: Mississippi Park Connection – June 2021

Great River Educator Summer WorkshopA free summer workshop introducing 3rd-6th grade teachers to the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area! Part 1 is an online introduction to the river and the park’s many education programs. Part 2 gets you on the river with an easy kayak experience on the Mississippi River!Workshop Info + Sign Up! Become A River … Continue reading Newsletter: Mississippi Park Connection – June 2021

JOB: Mississippi Park Connection

Environmental and Development Jobs with Mississippi Park Connection, in partnership with the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, is hiring new AmeriCorps members! Members improve the environment and strengthen communities, while gaining green job skills and networking with environmental professionals. Please help us find interested candidates by sharing these opportunities with your network! Community Forestry Corps (coordinated by … Continue reading JOB: Mississippi Park Connection

VOL: Mississippi Park Connection

Improve habitat and keep the Mississippi River thriving!Join us this summer! Maintaining and improving habitat along the river is a huge, collective effort of dozens of land managers partnering with nonprofits like Mississippi Park Connection and thousands of volunteers each year. Together, we can have a positive impact on the ecosystems that run through the Mississippi River's … Continue reading VOL: Mississippi Park Connection

VOL: Whitewater State Park

We have a few volunteer opportunities at Whitewater State Park! 1.      Prairie Butterfly Garden Maintenance: help with weeding in the garden (walking paths and pulling out goldenrod). 2.      Mounting owl nest boxes around the park (a boy scout constructed the boxes for us) 3.      The Annual Parsnip Pull is coming up on Saturday, June 26 … Continue reading VOL: Whitewater State Park

ADV: Pollinator Photography Tips + iNaturalist Basics – June 17th

Pollinator Photography Tips + iNaturalist Basics - Virtual Workshop Join Great River Greening for an early evening presentation to learn how to observe and photograph pollinators and how to record your observations on the iNaturalist platform. Presenters from the University of Minnesota Bee Lab will walk you through tips and tricks to help improve your … Continue reading ADV: Pollinator Photography Tips + iNaturalist Basics – June 17th

ADV: Become a Pesky Plant Tracker

Scheduled training sessions Become a Pesky Plant Tracker Become a Pesky Plant Tracker by attending a series of 3 training sessions via Zoom. Create schedule that works for you from choices below. Sessions are free, run 75 minutes, and are hosted by Pesky Plants staff. Everyone is welcome. Registration required. (If you prefer to learn … Continue reading ADV: Become a Pesky Plant Tracker

Newsletter: Pesky Plant Trackers – June 2021

June brings the Solstice, as well as rapid change in the plants we observe. Read on for exciting announcements, news and resources! IN THIS ISSUE: Save the dates: Pesky Plants-related events at Franconia Sculpture ParkTraining for new observers starts June 15Tea TuesdaysTips for wild parsnip observersTips for knotweed observersWelcome, Aathmiya!Repeat article: Call for observers near Waseca … Continue reading Newsletter: Pesky Plant Trackers – June 2021

VOL: Dodge’s newest property – June 21st

We have a volunteer opportunity coming up at Dodge's newest property, Shepard Farm in Cottage Grove. Our team thought Minnesota Master Naturalists could be interested in some hands-on, trails and grounds and clean-up work! Here are the details: Volunteers are needed at our Cottage Grove property on Monday, June 21 to clean up trails, remove … Continue reading VOL: Dodge’s newest property – June 21st

ADV: IMPROVING YOUR WOODS AND SHORELINE – July 20th

Registration is now open for the July 2021 MNWOW event: Improving Your Woods and Shorelineyou want to improve wildlife habitat in your woods? Are you concerned about your home or cabin surviving a wildfire? Is the quality of the water in your lack poor? If youanswer yes to one or more of these questions, July’s … Continue reading ADV: IMPROVING YOUR WOODS AND SHORELINE – July 20th

VOL: Northwoods Volunteer Connection

From State Parks to the Superior National Forest, public lands make up a large portion of Minnesota's northwoods. People travel from near and far to visit the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the waterfalls of north shore of Lake Superior, to hike, paddle, camp, hunt and fish, ski and snowmobile. By getting involved with … Continue reading VOL: Northwoods Volunteer Connection

ADV: Whitewater State Park HOP program – June 9th

We have an exciting June HOP planned! Michael Joyce, PhD, Wildlife Ecologist and Research Scientist from the Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth, will be joining us to share his knowledge and research on fishers in Minnesota. For those who don't know or aren't sure, the fisher is an elusive member of the … Continue reading ADV: Whitewater State Park HOP program – June 9th