August Newsletter – Mississippi Park Connection

Hello Volunteers There are two months left in the park’s fiscal year which means two more months to contribute volunteer hours. Volunteers who complete a minimum of five hours of service are invited to join the NPS and MPC volunteer community at the annual volunteer recognition event aboard the Anson Northrup riverboat. This year the … Continue reading August Newsletter – Mississippi Park Connection

VOL: Biobliz – Mound Spring Prairie SNA

The Scientific and Natural Areas Program of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hosting a bioblitz August 11 at Mound Spring Prairie SNA.  This SNA is adjacent to the South Dakota state line south of Gary, SD. A bioblitz is a good opportunity for those interested to expand their knowledge regarding a variety of … Continue reading VOL: Biobliz – Mound Spring Prairie SNA

ADV: Monthly meeting of Bogs ‘n Log

Next Gathering and Meeting Dates of the Bogs 'n Log chapter 6:30 pm Tuesday, August 28 at Lake Bemidji State Park.  Chris Tolman and Janet Nelson will be attending advanced training at the International Dragonfly Society at Wolf Ridge in July.   Therefore, Dragonflies will be our August program.     Set your calendars for the … Continue reading ADV: Monthly meeting of Bogs ‘n Log

Vol-AIS: Invasive Species Conference!

Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference Mon, October 15th - Thurs, October 18th at Mayo Civic Center 30 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904 Volunteers play a vital role in helping to make UMISC a great conference. Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity for students, nonprofits, and private individuals to attend the conference at a reduced rate or … Continue reading Vol-AIS: Invasive Species Conference!

VOL: Children’s Water Festival!!!

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 21ST ANNUAL METRO CHILDREN'S WATER FESTIVAL (CWF) ON SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2018 AT THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIRGROUNDS FOR A FUN FILLED DAY OF VOLUNTEERING TO HELP CHILDREN LEARN MORE ABOUT WATER!! That's right! It's the 21st year of the Children's Water Festival!!!! That means twenty one years of educating children … Continue reading VOL: Children’s Water Festival!!!

VOL: Youth Outdoor Activity Day – Alexandria – August 26th

The 2018 Youth Outdoor Activity Day planning team is looking for volunteers to help with activities.  The event is always the last Sunday in August from 10:00 to 4:00 in Alexandria, MN.  Minnesota Master Naturalist can help by hosting an activity (we are always looking to add new activities) or by having your members volunteer … Continue reading VOL: Youth Outdoor Activity Day – Alexandria – August 26th

ADV: Starry Stonewort Event – discount for MNats

Aquatic Invasive Species, Starry Stonewort field tours coming up this week. MNats receive discount on this advanced training. Use coupon code VOL4AIS during registration. $20 includes lunch! We look forward to you joining us across Minnesota to help search for starry stonewort and other aquatic invasive species (AIS) on August 18th for Starry Trek. We … Continue reading ADV: Starry Stonewort Event – discount for MNats

VOL-AIS: Help MAISRC research starry stonewort!

Join MAISRC researchers and help investigate starry stonewort's impacts and ecology. Volunteers will assist with data collection, process sediment samples, and assist divers from a boat by handing them equipment and taking samples from them. Only one volunteer is needed per day, and volunteers can assist on multiple days. Monday, July 30th - Friday, August … Continue reading VOL-AIS: Help MAISRC research starry stonewort!

ADV-AIS: MAISRC Showcase – September 12th

Join the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center for a selection of talks about the latest MAISRC research on starry stonewort, zebra mussels, spiny waterflea, invasive carp, and much more. Interact with faculty over lunch, get an inside-peek into our newly renovated lab, hear from MAISRC's newest researchers who are launching projects this summer, and … Continue reading ADV-AIS: MAISRC Showcase – September 12th

VOL: AIS Detectors at the State Fair!

The AIS Detectors Program will once again be hosting booths at the Minnesota State Fair on Sunday, August 26th, Monday, August 27th, Friday, and August 31st. We are looking for volunteers to staff the booths, share their knowledge about AIS with public, and have fun at the Fair! Volunteers will receive free admission to the … Continue reading VOL: AIS Detectors at the State Fair!