VOLUNTEERS WANTED! for NATIVE SEED COLLECTING The Healthy Prairies Project is planning to collect native seed again this year. The primary goal is to transfer the seeds to native seed producers, for use as the foundation of source-identified, local populations, that would then be commercially available for use in restorations. There will be 6-8 seed … Continue reading VOl: Update on Native Seed Collection (west-central Minnesota)
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
The AIS Detectors program will once again be hosting booths at the State Fair! We are looking for volunteers to staff the booths, share their knowledge about AIS with public, and have fun at the Fair! Volunteers will receive free admission to the Fair, and a free t-shirt for volunteering on Sunday or Monday, or … Continue reading VOL: AIS Detectors at the State Fair!
Join MAISRC researchers and help investigate starry stonewort's impacts and ecology. Volunteers will assist with data collection, process sediment samples, and assist divers from a boat by handing them equipment and taking samples from them. Only one volunteer is needed per day, and volunteers can assist on multiple days. Monday, July 23rd - Friday, July … Continue reading VOL: AIS – Help MAISRC research starry stonewort!
The workshop called: "Teaching in the Outdoor Classroom" is being offered as part of SouthWest Metro Intermediate District #288 Professional Development Week for Teachers - The class takes place in Chaska on Wednesday, August 15 from 8:00 - 11:00. Instructor is Jared Little - Teaching Naturalist for Dodge Nature Center Cost - 25.00 For more information, please visit: Outdoor … Continue reading ADV: Teaching in the Outdoor Classroom
Citizen Science Opportunity Saint Paul is home to so much more than rabbits and squirrels! Participate in a small mammal survey at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary (4th St E, St Paul, MN 55106) from 8-10am on August 4th and learn about the lives of urban wildlife. We will capture and identify small mammals with the … Continue reading VOL: St. Paul Natural Resources Small Mammal Survey – Aug 4th
Starry Trek Participants! We look forward to you joining us across Minnesota to help search for starry stonewort and other aquatic invasive species (AIS) on August 18th for Starry Trek. We have two other events coming up that you may be interested in to help you prepare for your search on August 18th. We will … Continue reading ADV: AIS Starry Stonewort Event
Please join us and spread the word of the harvest opportunities now through the fall on the new public food forest. Attached is a PDF version (Harvest Has Begun) of the notice if you wish to print and hang flyers. Additional help is needed with weeding. We were very grateful for regular rains last month, but it caused several missed … Continue reading VOL: Harvest Time at public food forest
Mound Spring Prairie SNA Bio Blitz Attached is information on a Bio Blitz to be held on Saturday, August 11, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Mound Spring Prairie SNA near Canby. Mound Spring Prairie bioblitz 2018
Registration is now open: Join the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center on campus on Wednesday, September 12 for a selection of talks about the latest MAISRC research on starry stonewort, zebra mussels, spiny waterflea, invasive carp, and much more. The list of breakout sessions and full presentation descriptions will be announced soon. Interact with … Continue reading 2018 Aquatic Invasive Species Research and Management Showcase