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

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

FISH CREEK BIOBLITZ – Maplewood Nature Center – June 22nd

FISH CREEK BIOBLITZ EXPERT SESSION on FRIDAY JUNE 22, 2018 Are you an expert in field identification of plants, insects or birds? Then WE WANT YOU! Work with other experts, in partnership with Maplewood Nature Center and Great River Greening, at our first Fish Creek Bioblitz. Help us identify, record and generate a species list. … Continue reading FISH CREEK BIOBLITZ – Maplewood Nature Center – June 22nd

ADV-AIS: AIS Detector Training

The AIS Detector Team is excited to announce five special opportunities for Advanced Training this summer. These one-day training activities will give you the opportunity to learn more about AIS through field trips, boat sessions, and more! As a reminder, all AIS Detectors are required to complete 8 hours of Advanced Training each year in … Continue reading ADV-AIS: AIS Detector Training

ADV: Fabulous Fall Geek-Out – Wolf Ridge

Spend a glorious fall weekend (September 28th- 30th) in the company of fellow nature geeks! Expect a weekend of laughter, learning, and beauty with one of our hand-chosen instructors. Each has a passion for their topic, and loves to share what they know with like-minded, curious folks.  Wolf Ridge is spectacular in the fall, and the company will be … Continue reading ADV: Fabulous Fall Geek-Out – Wolf Ridge

VOL: 2018 Aqua Chautauqua Festivals

Make plans now to attend one of the two (or both!) Aqua Chautauqua Festivals this year! Modeled after the Chautauquas of the old days, these outdoor events blend science, art, and history in ways to engage and educate attendees about Minnesota's rich water resources. This year's focus is on the Otter Tail River Watershed, and … Continue reading VOL: 2018 Aqua Chautauqua Festivals

UpComing Events: North Metro Chapter

JULY 14, 2018: North Metro Chapter Summer Luau 14915 Naples Street, NE - Ham Lake, MN 55304 AUGUST 24-26: 1st Annual Chapter Camping Trip 16821 O Brien Trail N - Marine-on-St Croix, MN 55047 Mark you calendar for the FIRST ANNUAL NORTH METRO CAMPING TRIP & SERVICE PROJECT! This year we will be at William … Continue reading UpComing Events: North Metro Chapter