GreenTouch Day

Be a GreenTouch Day volunteer and help take care of a park for a day! 

Nothing builds a stronger connection to the environment than getting out in nature to lend a helping hand through volunteering. GreenTouch Day on the first Saturday in May, is a perfect opportunity.

Green Touch Day volunteers help manage an invasive mustard garlic infestation at their local state parkWhat? GreenTouch Day is a statewide partnership between Minnesota's Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives and Minnesota State Parks and Trails. Electric cooperative employees, members, and area residents pitch in to take care of a Minnesota state park.

When? Each year on the first Saturday in May.

Why? Consider the day "spring cleaning" for Minnesota state parks...once a year, they need some TLC. Need another reason? It's fun! You'll enjoy nature, meet new people, and support a great cause.

What will I do? Projects may involve:

  • planting trees and wildflowers
  • removing unwanted plants such as invasive species
  • picking up litter
  • raking
  • odd jobs such as painting

You'll feel good about your contribution at the end of the day, knowing you've done something good to help an important cause. Please contact your sponsoring coop to let them know you'll be coming!

State Park or SRASponsoring Coop(s)GreenTouch Information
Beaver Creek Valley

MiEnergy Cooperative: (800) 432-2285

Crow Wing

Crow Wing Power: (800) 648-9401

Cuyuna Country SRA

Mille Lacs Energy: (800) 450-2191
Crow Wing Power: (800) 648-9401

Father Hennepin

East Central Energy: (800) 254-7944

Fort Snelling

Dakota Electric Assoc.: (800) 874-3409

Hayes Lake

Roseau Electric: (888) 847-8840


Itasca-Mantrap: (888) 713-3377
Clearwater-Polk: (888) 694-3833

Kilen Woods

Federated Rural Electric: (800) 321-3520

Lake Bemidji

Beltrami Electric: (800) 955-6083

Lake Bronson

P.K.M. Electric: (800) 552-7366

Mille Lacs Kathio

Mille Lacs Energy: (800) 450-2191