Newsletter: MAISRC – 2021 Research Projects

Upcoming 2021 MAISRC research projects: We are excited to announce new MAISRC research projects that will be starting in 2021! These projects were selected as part of a competitive proposal process following a comprehensive research needs assessment. The results of these projects will improve our ability to detect, prevent, and manage aquatic invasive species throughout Minnesota.For … Continue reading Newsletter: MAISRC – 2021 Research Projects

Webinar: Jones Center at Ichauway – Nov. 10th

You are invited to attend our latest Live Webinar sponsored by: The Jones Center at Ichauway. Title: How Both Short and Long Term Wildlife Research can Inform Management What will you learn?Long term research plays an invaluable role in informing natural resource management, particularly for long-lived wildlife species. However, short term and even opportunistic research … Continue reading Webinar: Jones Center at Ichauway – Nov. 10th

ADV/VOL: Advocacy Training Program for Water Monitors

The MPCA is partnering with U of M Extension to offer an advocacy training program for Citizen Lake and Stream Monitors - and it starts next week! Online modules will take place October 26 - November 20, with final activity: December 1, 2 and 3 from 10-noon via Zoom. There are only a few days … Continue reading ADV/VOL: Advocacy Training Program for Water Monitors

VOL: Ecology Science Fair, virtual – January 30, 2021

The Ecology Science Fair centers on student-driven investigations in ecology. This year's Fair will be held 100% virtually, utilizing an online platform called zFairs, on Saturday, January 30, 2021.  As a volunteer in the Ecology Science Fair, where you will be a monitor in a virtual interview room alongside a judge. Monitors serve a very … Continue reading VOL: Ecology Science Fair, virtual – January 30, 2021

Webinar – Virtual book launch with Dr. Dave Mech – Oct. 27th

Wolf Island: Discovering the Secrets of a Mythical Animal October 27, 5:00 p.m. CT   In the late 1940s, a few wolves crossed the ice of Lake Superior to the island wilderness of Isle Royale, creating a perfect “laboratory” for a long-term study of predators and prey. As the wolves hunted and killed the island’s moose, … Continue reading Webinar – Virtual book launch with Dr. Dave Mech – Oct. 27th

VOL: Buckthorn Removal – Oct. 24th and 31st

Join volunteers every Saturday in October from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at Rockville County Park for buckthorn removal. Meet in the main parking area, 11503 Glacier Rd., St. Cloud. Equipment provided. Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing. Buckthorn busting will be cancelled if it is raining or below freezing. No RSVP required - just show … Continue reading VOL: Buckthorn Removal – Oct. 24th and 31st

ADV: World Fish Migration Day – Oct. 22nd

Do you value our rivers and waters in North America? Learn from leaders in the field of river restoration and fish passage from across North America including Plymouth town leaders, The Nature Conservancy, NOAA Fisheries, and the World Fish Migration Foundation as North America celebrates World Fish Migration Day with a free, two-part webinar on … Continue reading ADV: World Fish Migration Day – Oct. 22nd

ZOOM Meeting: Exploring Bats of the Midwest – Oct. 27th

Exploring Bats of the Midwest Researcher/Professor from Iowa - Russ Benedict has graciously offered to give a presentation about bats on October 27 at 7 pm via Zoom. How well do you know the bats of the Midwest? Let’s put your knowledge to the test:  How many species of bats are there in Minnesota?  Which are … Continue reading ZOOM Meeting: Exploring Bats of the Midwest – Oct. 27th

VOL: Minnesota Salt Watcher

Join Minnesota Salt Watch - a great socially distant citizen science project! Become a Salt Watcher!  Winter is right around the corner, and there's always the potential for an early snowstorm to catch us off guard. With snowfall, salt application can be expected! Excessive salt and other de-icers applied to roads, parking lots, and sidewalks … Continue reading VOL: Minnesota Salt Watcher

VOL: Prairie Seed Collection – Oct. 26th and 30th

NEEDED: 20 volunteers to assist with prairie seed collecting, by hand, at Frontenac State Park on Monday, October 26 from 10 am – 2 pm and Friday, October 30 from 10 am – 2 pm.  Please let me know if you are interested and what date works for you and I can send more details. … Continue reading VOL: Prairie Seed Collection – Oct. 26th and 30th

Webinar: Bell Museum – Nature Obscura – Oct. 27th

Nature Obscura, A Conversation with Naturalist and Author, Kelly Brenner With wonder and a sense of humor, Nature Obscura author Kelly Brenner aims to help us rediscover our connection to the natural world that is just outside our front door—we just need to know where to look. Through photographs, stories, and conversation, Kelly will introduce us to … Continue reading Webinar: Bell Museum – Nature Obscura – Oct. 27th

Newsletter: Friends of Sax Zim Bog

This is a unique fundraiser, we are hoping you, our Bog Buddies, can help us find artists who are willing to donate a “tiny canvas” of bird art.And since our annual Boreal Wings Gala will likely be in spring 2021 (stay tuned for details), we will have our Tiny Bird Auction entirely online.These original works … Continue reading Newsletter: Friends of Sax Zim Bog