Newsletter: Fall Outdoor Classroom

Fall Outdoor Classroom News from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Featured Waterfowl Production Area Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) in the Fergus Falls Wetland Management District are open to environmental education and make ideal local, self-guided, rustic outdoor classroom sites.  Rachel WPA is one of several near Alexandria, probably the closest.  It is located just east … Continue reading Newsletter: Fall Outdoor Classroom

Newsletter: Volunteers-in-Parks

Thanks for a fantastic field season! The busy season of field trips, habitat restorations, and multiple visitor centers has come to a close for 2019. Thank you to every single person that came out to help the park with these important programs and projects. If you have not registered for the volunteer award recognition event, … Continue reading Newsletter: Volunteers-in-Parks

Newsletter: New findings: zebra mussels, Asian carp, Phragmites, and more

Researchers at MAISRC wrapped up six projects in the fall of 2019. Outcomes include: The distribution of invasive Phragmites was mapped in Minnesota for the first time, and researchers investigated its spread potential and developed strategies for coordinated response. An identification guide, map of occurrences, and region-specific management recommendations were created. Learn more here.   … Continue reading Newsletter: New findings: zebra mussels, Asian carp, Phragmites, and more

Newsletter: Volunteers-in-Parks

Thanks for a fantastic field season! The busy season of field trips, habitat restorations, and multiple visitor centers has come to a close for 2019. Thank you to every single person that came out to help the park with these important programs and projects. If you have not registered for the volunteer award recognition event, … Continue reading Newsletter: Volunteers-in-Parks

DNR Commissioner’s Advisory Committee

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is recruiting new members for its Commissioner’s Advisory Committee on Natural Heritage.  The committee advises programs within the department’s Ecological and Water Resources Division, including the Scientific and Natural Areas program, nongame wildlife, Minnesota Biological Survey, native community management, rare resources, and terrestrial invasive species. You can read the … Continue reading DNR Commissioner’s Advisory Committee

Lawns to Legumes: Fall Program Update

Thank you for your interest in the developing Lawns to Legumes program. Read below for program details and upcoming workshops.  What does this program do? Lawns to Legumes will offer workshops, coaching, planting guides and cost-share funding for installing pollinator-friendly native plantings in residential lawns. The program will also include a public education campaign to raise … Continue reading Lawns to Legumes: Fall Program Update

“Call to Action” -Support Warner Nature Center’s Legacy

Hello, Minnesota Master Naturalist Staff,  As you may have heard, after 50 years of excellence and hands-on-nature-experience for thousands of students, the award-winning Lee & Rose Warner Nature Center is closing on December 31, 2019.  The closing of the Warner is devastating and leaves many connected parties (i.e staff, teachers, students, volunteers, etc.) feeling lost and … Continue reading “Call to Action” -Support Warner Nature Center’s Legacy

Invasive Species Surveys – Anoka County

Anoka County Wildlife Management Partners: Volunteers are still needed: Please sign up on the Doodle Poll if you are interested in conducting invasive species surveys for ~ half a day. https://doodle.com/poll/dzg7676uvk9efcaw We will meet at the Bunker Hills Activity Center and carpool/ caravan from there. 550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304 The goal … Continue reading Invasive Species Surveys – Anoka County

“Call to Action” -Support Warner Nature Center’s Legacy

Hello, Minnesota Master Naturalist Staff,  As you may have heard, after 50 years of excellence and hands-on-nature-experience for thousands of students, the award-winning Lee & Rose Warner Nature Center is closing on December 31, 2019.  The closing of the Warner is devastating and leaves many connected parties (i.e staff, teachers, students, volunteers, etc.) feeling lost and … Continue reading “Call to Action” -Support Warner Nature Center’s Legacy

Invasive Species Surveys – Anoka County

Anoka County Wildlife Management Partners: Please sign up on the Doodle Poll if you are interested in conducting invasive species surveys for ~ half a day. https://doodle.com/poll/dzg7676uvk9efcaw We will meet at the Bunker Hills Activity Center and carpool/ caravan from there. 550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304 The goal is to survey spotted … Continue reading Invasive Species Surveys – Anoka County