VOL: Mississippi Park Connection and National Park Service

Fall is a busy time at the park as field trip season begins and habitat restoration events continue full force. Volunteers who complete a minimum of five hours of service are invited to attend the annual volunteer recognition event aboard the Anson Northrup riverboat. This year the annual recognition event will be on the evening … Continue reading VOL: Mississippi Park Connection and National Park Service

VOL: National Public Lands Day – 14 sites

Get your volunteer on!  National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is our largest single day of service each year.  We want as many people out on the land doing volunteer service projects as possible.  Join us!!  Family members, and friends are welcome to join in the fun.  Just add their name and t-shirt size in the comment … Continue reading VOL: National Public Lands Day – 14 sites

ADV: Invasive Species Early Detection Training

General Description To protect our natural resources at parks in Dakota County we need a dedicated team of people to help scout and report new infestations of invasive plants. Invasive plants threaten the health of our ecosystems by decreasing diversity within a plant community and providing few benefits to wildlife. Although many invasive species have … Continue reading ADV: Invasive Species Early Detection Training

VOL-AIS: Children’s Water Festival

It’s the 21st year of the Children’s Water Festival!!!! That means twenty one years of educating children on the principals of water, twenty one years of teaching children how to protect our water, and twenty one years of producing a greater appreciation of our most essential resource!  All of that could not have been accomplished without … Continue reading VOL-AIS: Children’s Water Festival

VOL: Wilderness Inquiry’s 8th Annual Great River Race

Wilderness Inquiry’s Great River Race is fast approaching and we’d love to have you join us! This event is our annual fundraiser and 40th anniversary community celebration! All proceeds from the event will fund our Canoe mobile program which focuses on connecting under served youth to local waterways and their communities. You can find out … Continue reading VOL: Wilderness Inquiry’s 8th Annual Great River Race

ADV-AIS: DNR Session in Hackensack:

DNR AIS Learning Sessions: Wednesday, September 5th from 10 am - 3 pm in Hackensack, MN Join the DNR for a special AIS learning session. This free session will focus on: Working with businesses on AIS prevention Supporting watercraft inspectors Connecting watershed and lake health to AIS prevention and management AIS monitoring and identification If … Continue reading ADV-AIS: DNR Session in Hackensack:

VOL: National Public Lands Day – updated

Get your volunteer on!  National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is our largest single day of service each year.  We want as many people out on the land doing volunteer service projects as possible.  Join us!!  Family members, and friends are welcome to join in the fun.  Just add their name and t-shirt size in the comment … Continue reading VOL: National Public Lands Day – updated

ADV: Invasive Species Early Detection Training

General Description To protect our natural resources at parks in Dakota County we need a dedicated team of people to help scout and report new infestations of invasive plants. Invasive plants threaten the health of our ecosystems by decreasing diversity within a plant community and providing few benefits to wildlife. Although many invasive species have … Continue reading ADV: Invasive Species Early Detection Training

Survey: Knotweed

Minnesota Department of Agriculture is looking for survey input regarding Knotweed in Minnesota. They are measuring what people, know, how they would like to learn, and their identification skills. Please take a few moments to help them out and complete the survey at: survey

VOL: Add observations to iNaturalist

Check out these iNaturalist projects created by Heather Holm for Minnesota insects.  This is a great way to learn identification and to contribute to a project. The observations that people add to iNaturalist that fit the project parameters (any date, within MN borders, and within the project species) will load automatically w/o any special effort … Continue reading VOL: Add observations to iNaturalist