AIS Detectors Quarterly Newsletter

Introducing the AIS Detectors Class of 2018! Earlier this spring, the second annual cohort of volunteers completed their online and in-person training to become certified AIS Detectors. Following two years of training, the AIS Detectors program has grown to include over 200 Detectors, located throughout the state of Minnesota and beyond. The new Detectors have … Continue reading AIS Detectors Quarterly Newsletter

International Water Institute – June Newsletter

International Water Institute Our mission: To foster watershed stewardship through leadership in decision support, environmental monitoring, and educational programming. Watershed Education The International Water Institute utilizes a cross-curricular approach to watershed science utilizing the “4 C’s”: CHALLENGING participants to collect and think critically about scientific data CREATING a sense of responsibility and stewardship for local waterways … Continue reading International Water Institute – June Newsletter

ADV: Prescribed burning class – Eyota, MN – October 9th

Prescribed burning class is being offered by Olmsted County parks and sponsored by Prairie Smoke, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to encourage the restoration, propagation and maintenance of Minnesota prairies of all sizes, both urban and rural, through education and assistance to landowners, both public and private. Chester Woods Park For Directions to the … Continue reading ADV: Prescribed burning class – Eyota, MN – October 9th

VOL: AIS Detector & MNat volunteer opportunities

Help Extension gather photos of invasive species! Extension's Natural Resources Team working on invasive species (both aquatic and terrestrial) needs your help putting your newly learned photographing skills to use. We are creating an identification guide for invasive species to be on on the lookout for in Minnesota. While largely focusing on terrestrial invasive species, there are … Continue reading VOL: AIS Detector & MNat volunteer opportunities

VOL: Saluting Branches – Fort Snelling – September 19th

Join the Saluting Branches initiative to give back to those who gave so much.   Tree care companies, arborists and non-tree workers are invited to volunteer their time and talents on September 19, 2018, at Ft. Snelling, for the third annual Saluting Branches day of service.   Veterans’ cemeteries throughout the country require professional arborist … Continue reading VOL: Saluting Branches – Fort Snelling – September 19th

VOL: National Park Service/Mississippi Park Connection

Looking for something fun and rewarding to do on a Saturday morning? Consider joining a volunteer crew for habitat restoration activities with the National Park Service (NPS), in partnership with Mississippi Park Connection, in Mill Ruins Park. Typical NPS Mill Ruins volunteer activities include invasive species removal, occasional planting, and caring for native species that have been planted by other volunteers.   These drop-in volunteer events will … Continue reading VOL: National Park Service/Mississippi Park Connection

VOL: MN state fair invasive species

Volunteer at the invasive species display at the DNR building at the State Fair. This year there are three types of jobs available (each title is also link to a more detailed description and the site where you can sign up): Staff the invasive species display o   Talk with visitors about the impacts of invasive species … Continue reading VOL: MN state fair invasive species

Xerces – spring issue of Wings

Grasslands are among the most threatened habitats; easy to build upon or plow up, they are often the first to go. This issue of Wings looks at the beautiful wildlife that grasslands support, and some of the management problems faced by conservationists. Xerces staff members have provided three essays in this issue that focus on … Continue reading Xerces – spring issue of Wings

Tour Native and Sustainable Yards

Wild Ones Twin Cities - Summer Tours of Native and Sustainable Yards: Two different tours for folks concerned about water management and quality, and the pursuit of ecological health via natural gardens and landscapes. Saturday June 30 Sustainable Yard and Home Tour 
 - Definitely come to be inspired ! Date: Saturday June 30 - … Continue reading Tour Native and Sustainable Yards

MyMinnesotaWoods Newsletter – June 2018

UMN Extension launches Master Woodland Volunteer program Are you an engaged woodland owner that wants to spread the good message of woodland stewardship? University of Minnesota Extension is pleased to announce its new Master Woodland Volunteer program. Designed for engaged and informed woodland owners, this program includes a commitment to be a steward to your own … Continue reading MyMinnesotaWoods Newsletter – June 2018