Great River Greening Volunteer Opportunities

September 17 10am-12pm Milkweed planting at Blaine Wetland Sanctuary. Register here. Volunteers will work alongside Great River Greening staff to plant native wildflowers and milkweed plants to provide habitat to support pollinator activity at the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary. These native flowers and milkweed species will help stabilize the wetland, prevent the proliferation of invasive plants, and … Continue reading Great River Greening Volunteer Opportunities

My Minnesota Woods (Newsletter)

Included in this month’s update is a change in oak wilt status, information on what to look for during your summer woods walk through, information about invasive species name changes including spongy moth, a overview of recent Extension environmental sustainability efforts, an update on University forestry related staffing and sad news about Al Schachet’s passing.  … Continue reading My Minnesota Woods (Newsletter)

DNR accepting applications for several fisheries, wildlife advisory committees

Minnesotans can apply online through Sept. 16 to serve on several committees that advise the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources about fisheries and wildlife topics. The DNR is seeking applicants to fill open seats on the Deer Advisory Committee, the Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee, the Minnesota R3 Council (R3 stands for recruiting, retaining and … Continue reading DNR accepting applications for several fisheries, wildlife advisory committees

Highbush Cranberry Research – VOL

Researchers David Tork and Alan Smith at the University of Minnesota are trying to establish the genetic differences between American cranberry, Viburnum trilobum, and non-native European highbush cranberry, V. opulus, and need help. They need volunteers or natural resource professionals who are very confident in their highbush cranberry identification and know the location of either … Continue reading Highbush Cranberry Research – VOL