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Volunteer on Scientific & Natural Areas

Join other like-minded folks enjoying these special places while doing important work to help keep them that way! Volunteer to:

  • collect seeds,
  • plant seedlings,
  • control invasive species,
  • and several other tasks!

See a sample project.


Do you have a desire to become more involved? If so, consider becoming a site steward.

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Before you go: there is no advance sign-up needed for most volunteer projects, so you can just show up the day of event to participate. Some events, such as field hikes and events led by other organizations, may require registration. Check individual event listings below for details.

When you go:

 

Remember to: check out these safety tips!




Events

06/10/15 - 08/26/15

Itasca State Park

Minnesota's Treasures: Scientific and Natural Area Specialty Tours

07/01/15

Itasca State Park

Minnesota's Treasures: Iron Springs Bog Scientific and Natural Area Specialty Tour

07/03/15

Buffalo River State Park

Nature Journaling at Bluestem Prairie SNA

07/04/15

Buffalo River State Park

Junior SNA Naturalist: Grassland Giants at Bluestem Prairie

07/05/15

Buffalo River State Park

Wildflower Walk at Assinaboia Skipper Prairie SNA

07/09/15

Pine Bend Bluffs SNA

Volunteer Project: Invasive Removal

07/10/15

Buffalo River State Park

Wildflower Walk at Bluestem Prairie SNA

07/11/15

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Bat Walk

07/11/15

 

Junior SNA Naturalist: Grass Class at Felton Prairie SNA

07/11/15

Buffalo River State Park

Junior SNA Naturalist: Dirt at Bluestem Prairie

07/12/15

Buffalo River State Park

Special Plants of Blanket Flower Prairie SNA

07/18/15

Prairie Coteau SNA

Guided Walk

07/18/15

Des Moines River SNA

Guided Walk

07/18/15

Buffalo River State Park

Junior SNA Naturalist: Grass Class at Felton Prairie SNA

07/18/15

Buffalo River State Park

Sunset Hike at Bluestem Prairie SNA

07/23/15

Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

Volunteer Project: Invasive Removal

07/24/15

Buffalo River State Park

Wild Bee Walk at Bluestem Prairie SNA

07/25/15

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Project: Invasive Removal, Seed Collection

07/26/15

Buffalo River State Park

Grass Identification at Felton Prairie SNA

07/31/15

Buffalo River State Park

Beauteous Bison on Bluestem Prairie SNA

08/08/15

Shooting Star Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

08/08/15

Hythecker Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

08/22/15

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Project: Invasive Removal, Seed Collection

08/29/15

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Warbler Walk

09/05/15

Mound Spring Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

09/05/15

Glynn Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

09/13/15

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Mushroom Walk

09/26/15

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Project: Seed Collection

09/26/15

Butternut Valley Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

09/26/15

Kasota Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

09/27/15

Townsend Woods SNA

Guided Walk

10/10/15

Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

Volunteer Project: Invasive Removal

10/24/15

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Project: Seed Collection

10/25/15

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Volunteer Project: Buckthorn Pull

11/21/15

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Project: Invasive Removal

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image: Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund logoFunding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR).