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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

08/07/15

Buffalo River State Park

Junior SNA Naturalist: Mounds of Mystery

08/08/15

Shooting Star Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

08/08/15

Hythecker Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

08/08/15

Buffalo River State Park

Sunset Hike at Felton Prairie SNA

08/10/15

Blaine Preserve SNA

Volunteer Project: Knapweed Pull

08/12/15

Itasca State Park

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

08/14/15

Buffalo River State Park

Junior SNA Naturalist: Wild Bee Hunt at Blanket Flower Prairie SNA

08/15/15

Buffalo River State Park

Evening Walk through Bluestem Prairie SNA

08/19/15

Itasca State Park

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

08/21/15

Buffalo River State Park

Evening Prairie Walk at Blanket Flower Prairie SNA

08/22/15

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Project: Invasive Removal, Seed Collection

08/29/15

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Warbler Walk

08/29/15

Buffalo River State Park

Junior SNA Naturalist: Animal Tracking at Frenchman's Bluff

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

Find more events.



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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).