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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

06/06/15

Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

Site Tour and Volunteer Project to Remove Trash

06/06/15

Buffalo River State Park

Junior SNA Naturalist: Prairie Mammals

06/07/15

Buffalo River State Park

Spring Phenology Hike at Bluestem Prairie SNA

06/10/15 - 08/26/15

Itasca State Park

Minnesota's Treasures: Scientific and Natural Area Specialty Tours

06/12/15

Buffalo River State Park

Bluestem Prairie Hike

06/13/15

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Guided Bike Ride to Iona's Beach

06/13/15

Yellow Bank Hills SNA

Guided Walk

06/13/15

Gneiss Outcrops SNA

Guided Walk

06/13/15

Buffalo River State Park

Junior SNA Naturalist: Get to Know a Wildflower

06/14/15

Clinton Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

06/20/15

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Project: Invasive Removal, Seed Collection

06/20/15

Buffalo River State Park

Junior SNA Naturalist: River Monsters

06/21/15

Lost Lake Peatland SNA

Canoe Paddle with Dad

06/21/15

Buffalo River State Park

Prairie Grass I.D. at Frenchman's Bluff SNA

06/25/15

Hastings Sand Coulee SNA

Volunteer Project: Invasive Removal

06/26/15

Buffalo River State Park

Bluestem Prairie Hike

06/27/15

Iron Horse Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

06/27/15

Buffalo River State Park

Junior SNA Naturalist: Bird Blitz at Shrike Prairie

06/28/15

Buffalo River State Park

Bird Hike at Bicentennial and Blazing Star (Felton) Prairies

07/11/15

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Bat Walk

07/18/15

Des Moines River SNA

Guided Walk

07/19/15

Prairie Coteau SNA

Guided Walk

07/25/15

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Project: Invasive Removal, Seed Collection

08/08/15

Hythecker Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

08/09/15

Shooting Star 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).