Survey: Pollinator Summit 202

Calling all pollinator experts and enthusiasts! Perhaps you've attended a pollinator class at the Arboretum, or our annual Pollinator Summit... would you take a moment to share your thoughts with us? Previous Pollinator Summits:   Our annual Pollinator Summit has previously been held in-person at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. It has been a one-day event focused … Continue reading Survey: Pollinator Summit 202

ADV-AIS: Webinars on Starry Stonewort – August 18th

Starry Stonewort Webinar Series The Starry Stonewort Collaborative is hosting a series of four monthly webinars related to starry stonewort, beginning on May 27th. Each of the webinars will focus on research that relates to starry stonewort management and control techniques. Dan Larkin is among the guest presenters, and will be giving his webinar in … Continue reading ADV-AIS: Webinars on Starry Stonewort – August 18th

VOL: Starry Trek – pre-register byAugust 6, 2020

Starry Trek at Statewide Locations on Saturday, August 15th Registration for Starry Trek 2020 is now open! Join the statewide search for starry stonewort by meeting up at a local training site before heading out to monitor your assigned lakes. In previous years, this one day search has found multiple new infestations of starry stonewort. … Continue reading VOL: Starry Trek – pre-register byAugust 6, 2020

VOL: Outreach Assistant – Rivers Keepers – Aug. 11th and Sept. 15th

Outreach Assistant River Keepers advocates for safe and sustainable use of the Red River of the North in Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN.  Assist staff with a River Keepers display and a hands-on educational activity at various outreach events throughout the year. Some possible events include: Police Community Picnic: August 11 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. … Continue reading VOL: Outreach Assistant – Rivers Keepers – Aug. 11th and Sept. 15th

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

ADV: Watershed Specialist Training

Apply by August 14 to ensure your space In the ten sessions since 2013, 180 people from around the state  have participated in the Minnesota Watershed Specialist Training. Participants come from SWCDs, WDs, tribes, counties, and cities to strengthen their ability to protect water resources. It is entirely online so they saved travel costs and … Continue reading ADV: Watershed Specialist Training

Newsletter: Sugarloaf Cove

Live from Sugarloaf Cove Friday, 5:30 pm  Want to be part of a new experiment in remote live educational programming? Great! Join Margie Friday evenings on Facebook Live during the Corona Virus limitations! Margie will talk about what is happening nature-wise at Sugarloaf and the North Shore and then she will answer your questions. Please … Continue reading Newsletter: Sugarloaf Cove

Maple Syrup Fun Run – Fairbault – Sept. 19th

We were hopeful to find a way to hold the Maple Syrup Fun Run and Pancake Brunch in person, but based on social distancing guidelines, we have made the decision to turn it into a virtual race. 1.    Register for the distance you are running (if you haven’t already). 2.    Let us know here if you are picking up your pancake brunch … Continue reading Maple Syrup Fun Run – Fairbault – Sept. 19th

MN Women’s Woodland Network

Update: Women's Woodland Network The July 13, 2020 edition of the MN Women's Woodland Network (MNWWN) newsletter, and the MNWWN website, www.mnwwn.org. This organization was originally created in partnership with the U of MN Extension and provides another source of education and events for MN Master Naturalists like me. Angie Gupta, U of MN Extension, is … Continue reading MN Women’s Woodland Network

ADV-AIS: Zebra Mussel Suppression – August 26th

Low-dose Copper for Zebra Mussel Suppression AIS Detectors Webinar Series Wednesday, August 26th; 1 - 2pm Join us for the next talk in the AIS Detectors Webinar Series! MAISRC Graduate Fellow Angelique Dahlberg and US Geological Survey research fisheries biologist Diane Waller will discuss their research on controlling zebra mussels, including chemical treatments. This will include … Continue reading ADV-AIS: Zebra Mussel Suppression – August 26th

VOL: Starry Trek – August 15, 2020

Starry Trek at Statewide Locations on Saturday, August 15th Registration for Starry Trek 2020 is now open! Join the statewide search for starry stonewort by meeting up at a local training site before heading out to monitor your assigned lakes. In previous years, this one day search has found multiple new infestations of starry stonewort. … Continue reading VOL: Starry Trek – August 15, 2020

VOL: Pesky Plant Trackers

Pesky Plant Trackers is a partnership between the University's Department of Forest Resources and USA-National Phenology Network. Participating citizen scientists will use Nature's Notebook to collect phenological data on wild parsnip and Japanese knotweed. Before participating, citizen scientists will learn how the project works by taking an online training course. The big news is that our … Continue reading VOL: Pesky Plant Trackers