VOL: Discovery Garden Clean Up And Maintenance – Dakota County

In the summer of 2015 a garden was created in a large prairie complex in Dakota County.  The garden is located within the Vermillion Highlands : A Research Recreation and Wildlife Management Area.  The garden was created to offer a place for the public to learn about native prairie complexes with an emphasis on the … Continue reading VOL: Discovery Garden Clean Up And Maintenance – Dakota County

ADV: Horticulture Night at the WCROC

Explore all that the Horticulture Display Garden has to offer during the 48th annual Horticulture Night at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris.   Experience beautiful flower gardens, meandering paths, and creative landscape ideas while taking in a variety of educational presentations and horticultural demonstrations.  Horticulture Night is scheduled for Thursday, … Continue reading ADV: Horticulture Night at the WCROC

VOL: National Park Service – July Newsletter

The staff at MISS and MPC are gearing up for a busy spring season! If you would like to assist the park at an advanced level, please consider becoming a volunteer crew leader. Volunteer crew leaders are essential to the habitat restoration program. At large (and small) volunteer events, crew leaders take on the responsibility … Continue reading VOL: National Park Service – July Newsletter

VOl: Native Seed Collection (west-central Minnesota)

VOLUNTEERS WANTED! for NATIVE SEED COLLECTING The Healthy Prairies Project is planning to collect native seed again this year. The primary goal is to transfer the seeds to native seed producers, for use as the foundation of source-identified, local populations, that would then be commercially available for use in restorations. There will be 6-8 seed … Continue reading VOl: Native Seed Collection (west-central Minnesota)

VOL: Starry Trek: a statewide search for starry stonewort

AIS Detectors, Minnesota Master Naturalist and others: Please: Join us for a day searching for one of Minnesota's newest aquatic invasive species, starry stonewort (and other invaders). Starry stonewort is an invasive algae that was first found in Lake Koronis in 2015 and has since spread to 11 Minnesota lakes (learn more about starry stonewort … Continue reading VOL: Starry Trek: a statewide search for starry stonewort

VOL: Cannon Valley Trail – summer 2018

Cannon Valley Trail, a bike/hiking trail that runs from Cannon Falls to Red Wing.  During the summer volunteer are needed to present special events focusing on environmental, natural or archaeological information at the Welch Station Access (26674 144th Avenue Way – Welch, MN  55089).  The program is called: Voices of the Valley.  The Cannon Valley Trail … Continue reading VOL: Cannon Valley Trail – summer 2018

AIS Detectors Quarterly Newsletter

Introducing the AIS Detectors Class of 2018! Earlier this spring, the second annual cohort of volunteers completed their online and in-person training to become certified AIS Detectors. Following two years of training, the AIS Detectors program has grown to include over 200 Detectors, located throughout the state of Minnesota and beyond. The new Detectors have … Continue reading AIS Detectors Quarterly Newsletter

International Water Institute – June Newsletter

International Water Institute Our mission: To foster watershed stewardship through leadership in decision support, environmental monitoring, and educational programming. Watershed Education The International Water Institute utilizes a cross-curricular approach to watershed science utilizing the “4 C’s”: CHALLENGING participants to collect and think critically about scientific data CREATING a sense of responsibility and stewardship for local waterways … Continue reading International Water Institute – June Newsletter

ADV: Prescribed burning class – Eyota, MN – October 9th

Prescribed burning class is being offered by Olmsted County parks and sponsored by Prairie Smoke, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to encourage the restoration, propagation and maintenance of Minnesota prairies of all sizes, both urban and rural, through education and assistance to landowners, both public and private. Chester Woods Park For Directions to the … Continue reading ADV: Prescribed burning class – Eyota, MN – October 9th

VOL: AIS Detector & MNat volunteer opportunities

Help Extension gather photos of invasive species! Extension's Natural Resources Team working on invasive species (both aquatic and terrestrial) needs your help putting your newly learned photographing skills to use. We are creating an identification guide for invasive species to be on on the lookout for in Minnesota. While largely focusing on terrestrial invasive species, there are … Continue reading VOL: AIS Detector & MNat volunteer opportunities