VOL: 17th Annual Kids Fishing Day at 16 Mills Fleet Farm (MFF) locations – July 7th

Once again, Minnesota Sea Grant is coordinating Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! (SAH!) outreach for the 17th Annual Kids Fishing Day at 16 Mills Fleet Farm (MFF) locations around the state -- our tenth year participating in the event. We'd like to thank all those who helped out with previous years and welcome those being contacted for … Continue reading VOL: 17th Annual Kids Fishing Day at 16 Mills Fleet Farm (MFF) locations – July 7th

FISH CREEK BIOBLITZ – Maplewood Nature Center – June 22nd

FISH CREEK BIOBLITZ EXPERT SESSION on FRIDAY JUNE 22, 2018 Are you an expert in field identification of plants, insects or birds? Then WE WANT YOU! Work with other experts, in partnership with Maplewood Nature Center and Great River Greening, at our first Fish Creek Bioblitz. Help us identify, record and generate a species list. … Continue reading FISH CREEK BIOBLITZ – Maplewood Nature Center – June 22nd

ADV-AIS: AIS Detector Training

The AIS Detector Team is excited to announce five special opportunities for Advanced Training this summer. These one-day training activities will give you the opportunity to learn more about AIS through field trips, boat sessions, and more! As a reminder, all AIS Detectors are required to complete 8 hours of Advanced Training each year in … Continue reading ADV-AIS: AIS Detector Training

ADV: Fabulous Fall Geek-Out – Wolf Ridge

Spend a glorious fall weekend (September 28th- 30th) in the company of fellow nature geeks! Expect a weekend of laughter, learning, and beauty with one of our hand-chosen instructors. Each has a passion for their topic, and loves to share what they know with like-minded, curious folks.  Wolf Ridge is spectacular in the fall, and the company will be … Continue reading ADV: Fabulous Fall Geek-Out – Wolf Ridge

VOL: 2018 Aqua Chautauqua Festivals

Make plans now to attend one of the two (or both!) Aqua Chautauqua Festivals this year! Modeled after the Chautauquas of the old days, these outdoor events blend science, art, and history in ways to engage and educate attendees about Minnesota's rich water resources. This year's focus is on the Otter Tail River Watershed, and … Continue reading VOL: 2018 Aqua Chautauqua Festivals

June events at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

Below is a list of June events at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. With so much going on (and so many events being added after the newsletter goes out!), it's easy to lose track of the events you are interested in attending. The summer newsletter will be sent around on July 1st, but we've got … Continue reading June events at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

VOL: Extension Natural Resources Team Needs Your Help!

Summer Greetings to all Minnesota Master Naturalists- I hope you are finding the time to get out and enjoy the summer weather. It was quite a leap from winter to summer! Our Extension Natural Resources Team working on Invasive Species needs your help if you are a photographer and interested in invasive species. We are … Continue reading VOL: Extension Natural Resources Team Needs Your Help!

VOL: Rain Garden Restoration – Faribault

The Rice County Soil and Water Conservation District established a rain garden in Faribault some years ago, and it needs some TLC. The native plants that the Soil and Water Conservation District planted for their beneficial rain garden are being choked out by thistle, Queen Anne's Lace, and other aggressive invasive. Minnesota Master Naturalist can … Continue reading VOL: Rain Garden Restoration – Faribault

UpComing Events: North Metro Chapter

JULY 14, 2018: North Metro Chapter Summer Luau 14915 Naples Street, NE - Ham Lake, MN 55304 AUGUST 24-26: 1st Annual Chapter Camping Trip 16821 O Brien Trail N - Marine-on-St Croix, MN 55047 Mark you calendar for the FIRST ANNUAL NORTH METRO CAMPING TRIP & SERVICE PROJECT! This year we will be at William … Continue reading UpComing Events: North Metro Chapter

Wild Ones Twin Cities summer tour – June 8th

Green Roof Tour - Minneapolis City Hall on Friday, June 8, 3:00 pm  A FREE tour of native plants atop Minneapolis City Hall with green roof designer and Landscape Architect Nathalie Shanstrom ! Built as a demonstration project for residents and businesses that are considering a green roof, the native garden also provides site storm water … Continue reading Wild Ones Twin Cities summer tour – June 8th