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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

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05/07/16

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Spring Warbler Walk

05/14/16

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Spring Wildflower Walk

05/21/16

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Stewardship Project: Invasive Removal

06/03/16

Lost Lake Peatland SNA

Peatland Ecology

06/25/16

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Stewardship Project: Invasive Removal, Seed Collection

06/28/16

Itasca State Park

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

06/30/16

Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

Volunteer Stewardship Project: Sumac Removal

07/12/16

Itasca State Park

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

07/14/16

Itasca State Park

Minnesota's Treasures: Itasca's Wilderness Sanctuary Scientific and Natural Area Specialty Tour

07/23/16

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Stewardship Project: Invasive Removal, Seed Collection

07/23/16

Black Lake Bog SNA

Plant, Bird and Insect Survey

08/16/16

Itasca State Park

Minnesota's Treasures: Itasca's Wilderness Sanctuary Scientific and Natural Area Specialty Tour

08/20/16

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Stewardship Project: Invasive Removal, Seed Collection

08/27/16

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Warbler Walk

09/10/16

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Mushroom Walk

09/24/16

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Stewardship Project: Seed Collection

10/08/16

Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

Volunteer Stewardship Project: Seed Collection and Invasive Removal

10/22/16

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Stewardship Project: Seed Collection

10/23/16

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Volunteer Stewardship Project: Buckthorn Pull

11/19/16

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Stewardship 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).