Webinar: Bell Museum – Nature Obscura – Oct. 27th

Nature Obscura, A Conversation with Naturalist and Author, Kelly Brenner With wonder and a sense of humor, Nature Obscura author Kelly Brenner aims to help us rediscover our connection to the natural world that is just outside our front door—we just need to know where to look. Through photographs, stories, and conversation, Kelly will introduce us to … Continue reading Webinar: Bell Museum – Nature Obscura – Oct. 27th

Newsletter: Mississippi Park Connection – Fall 2020

New Hiking Trail Loops at Coldwater Spring These new trail loop descriptions from the National Park Service are practically poetic! Let them whisk you away to a serene naturescape, then whisk yourself away to Coldwater Spring to experience them in person! Explore tallgrass prairie and the historic springhouse on the Baltimore Oriole Loop, oak woodland … Continue reading Newsletter: Mississippi Park Connection – Fall 2020

Newsletter: Volunteers-In-Parks – October 2020

National Public Lands Day was a major success once again in 2020! We are so thankful that our community of volunteers continue to support the restoration of our shared public lands through thick and thin. This year, we planted over 694 trees and shrubs in two Saint Paul locations with the help of 72 volunteers. … Continue reading Newsletter: Volunteers-In-Parks – October 2020

Newsletter: SMINC – October 2020

The Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center (SMINC) building is still closed for public visiting, but our Board has approved volunteer-guided tours on an appointment-only basis for individuals or families. Masks and hand sanitizing are required, and we ask visitors to sign a waiver. Contact me if you would like a tour – tony.manzara@sminc-lake-elmo.org.  Please visit … Continue reading Newsletter: SMINC – October 2020

Newsletter: MyMinnesotaWoods

New resource for Minnesota woodland owners tackling climate change Maintaining a healthy woodland is getting harder and harder. In today’s world, there are an increasing number of stresses on your woodland, including climate change. UMN Extension recently worked with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science to create the resource Keep Your Woods Healthy for … Continue reading Newsletter: MyMinnesotaWoods

Newsletter: MN Women’s Woodland Network – August 2020

This summer has been flying by! We can't believe it is already August. MNWNN has continued to meet virtually every month to bring you: Webinars, such as Cheryl Culbreth's native plant webinars which can be viewed (HERE),Information to keep you connected to the natural resources world,Events, such as the Minnesota's Woodland's Owner Weekend, and much more!  Partner Highlight MNWWN … Continue reading Newsletter: MN Women’s Woodland Network – August 2020

Newsletter: MyMinnesotaWoods

New resource for Minnesota woodland owners tackling climate change Maintaining a healthy woodland is getting harder and harder. In today’s world, there are an increasing number of stresses on your woodland, including climate change. UMN Extension recently worked with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science to create the resource Keep Your Woods Healthy for … Continue reading Newsletter: MyMinnesotaWoods

Newsletter: Sally Manzara Nature Center

The Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center (SMINC) has been closed for public visiting since Minnesota Executive order 20-04 was announced in March. On June 29th our Board decided that, due to the fear of spreading COVID 19, and concern for the safety of our volunteers (most of whom are in the "vulnerable" age group) we would wait … Continue reading Newsletter: Sally Manzara Nature Center

Publications for Minnesota Master Naturalist

Sparky Stensaas, photographer, naturalist and all around good guy, is offering a special discount to Minnesota Master Naturalists!  He usually comes to the Gathering Partners Conference and has his books there.  Since we were unable to gather this year, he is offering 30% discount on the field guides offered on his site, BirdNerdz.net Use the … Continue reading Publications for Minnesota Master Naturalist

Newsletter: SMINC – July 2020

The Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center (SMINC) has been closed for public visiting since Minnesota Executive order 20-04 was announced in March. On June 29th our Board decided that, due to the fear of spreading COVID 19, and concern for the safety of our volunteers (most of whom are in the "vulnerable" age group) we … Continue reading Newsletter: SMINC – July 2020

JOBs: Mississippi Park Connection

Young People Working In Parks With the long-term goal of creating a park staff that is more representative of the diverse communities it serves, Mississippi Park Connection has several positions that provide experience in a variety of roles in the environmental sector. Help us find the best candidates by sharing these opportunities with your community. Visitor Services … Continue reading JOBs: Mississippi Park Connection

Newsletter: Sunfish Lake Park – Lake Elmo

Our New Decade 2020-  has started off very well.  Sunfish Lake Park is covered with beautiful white snow and animal tracks, except for the road and the parking lot, which the City of Lake Elmo has been clearing almost as soon as the snow has stopped falling. The City has been grooming the trails for … Continue reading Newsletter: Sunfish Lake Park – Lake Elmo