Volunteer Events

MN DNR, Scientific and Natural Areas Program
Volunteer Opportunities - Ongoing
Multiple Locations, MN

Opportunity: Volunteer Events

Organization and Location: MN DNR, Scientific and Natural Areas Program

Opportunity type: Volunteer Opportunities – Short term

Location: Multiple Locations, MN

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Volunteer Opportunities September – November 2018

MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program

Check out our event calendar for our most recent event additions!

 

September 22 - Volunteer Stewardship Project: Seed Collection

When - Saturday September 22, 2018 10am-2pm

Where - Lost Valley Prairie SNA - 10501 Nyberg Ave S, Hastings, MN 55033

Description - Join us on Lost Valley Prairie SNA for this year's National Public Lands Day! The task this day will be prairie seed collection and invasive weed/brush removal. See the site's web page for a map and description.

This event will be led by the Lost Valley Prairie Site Steward, Jim Smetana. No advance sign-up, but contact us if you have a large group.

Please note that there are no facilitates on this site. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring a lunch and water.

 

September 22 - Volunteer Stewardship Project: Seed Collection
When - Saturday September 22, 2018 3pm-5pm

Where - Bluestem Prairie SNA -  17th Ave S, Glyndon, MN 56547

Description - For National Public Lands Day we will be doing a prairie forb (flower) seed collection! We will be targeting pollinator species and taking the seed to the new pollinator plot near the campground. This is your opportunity to help build our local pollinator habitat!

Contact Paula Comeau at 218-498-2124 or by email at paula.comeau@state.mn.us

 

October 6 - Volunteer Stewardship Project: Seed Collection and Invasive Removal

When - Saturday October 6, 2018 10am-2pm

Where - Grey Cloud Dunes SNA - North Parking lot: 6998 103rd St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Description - Come help give a little love to Grey Cloud Dunes SNA, a spectacular prairie and savanna overlooking the Mississippi River. We will have two main tasks for the day. The first is to remove invading sumac that is crowding out the prairie on the hills in the northern part of the site. A second task will be collection of prairie seed to be used in the restored areas. This event will be led by Volunteer and Steward Specialist, Madison Douthitt and SNA Outreach Coordinator, Kelly Randall. No advance sign-up necessary. Please contact us if you have a large group.

Tools, gloves, and good camaraderie will be provided. Bring water, lunch, and dress for working in the weather. Footwear appropriate for outdoor work/hiking is recommended. There are no maintained trails, public restrooms nor access to drinking water on this site.

For more information contact Kelly Randall, SNA Outreach Coordinator at 651-259-5070 or by email at kelly.randall@state.mn.us.

 

October 20 - Volunteer Stewardship Project: Seed Collection

When - Saturday October 20, 2018 10am-2pm

Where - Lost Valley Prairie SNA - 10501 Nyberg Ave S, Hastings, MN 55033

Description - Come out for a fun day of prairie seed collection. The seed will be used on the site for restorations. Some seed will be sown right after collecting. See the site's web page for a map and description. This event will be led by the Lost Valley Prairie Site Steward, Jim Smetana. No advance sign-up, but contact us if you have a large group.

 

November 17 - Volunteer Stewardship Project: Seed Collection

When - Saturday November 17, 2018 10am-2pm

Where - Lost Valley Prairie SNA 10501 Nyberg Ave S, Hastings, MN 55033

Description - The task this day will be prairie seed collection and invasive weed/brush removal. See the site's web page for a map and description. This event will be led by the Lost Valley Prairie Site Steward, Jim Smetana. No advance sign-up, but contact us if you have a large group.