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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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04/26/14

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Project: Clear Brush

04/26/14

Pin Oak Prairie SNA

Search for the Spring Peeper

05/02/14

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Spring Frog Walk

05/08/14

Pine Bend Bluffs SNA

Volunteer Project: Garlic Mustard Pull

05/10/14

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Spring Warbler Walk

05/10/14

Chamberlain Woods SNA.

Guided Walk

05/10/14

Townsend Woods SNA

Guided Walk

05/17/14

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Spring Wildflower Walk

05/17/14

Spring Beauty Northern Hardwoods SNA

Wildflower and Bird Walk

05/23/14

Minnesota Point Pine Forest SNA

Dune Ecology and Birding

05/24/14

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Project: Invasive Removal

05/24/14

Kettle River SNA

Floodplain Ecology, Wildflowers and Geology

05/25/14

Mille Lacs Moraine SNA

Birding, Wetland Discoveries and Glacial History

05/26/14

Minnesota Point Pine Forest SNA

Dune Ecology and Birding

05/29/14

Caldwell Brook Cedar Swamp SNA

Plant and Bird Survey

06/07/14

Lundblad Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

06/07/14

Rock Ridge Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

06/08/14

Morton Outcrops SNA

Guided Walk

06/09/14

McGregor Marsh SNA

Birds of the Marsh

06/21/14

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Project: Invasive Removal, Seed Collection

06/21/14

Cottonwood River Prairie SNA

Prairie Photography Tour

07/06/14

Kasota Prairie SNA

Tour the Kasota Prairie with a Naturalist

07/12/14

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area Bike Ride

07/12/14

Mound Spring Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

07/13/14

Bonanza Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

07/26/14

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Project: Invasive Removal, Seed Collection

07/26/14

Hythecker Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

07/30/14

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Warbler Walk

08/02/14

Glynn Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

08/03/14

Prairie Bush Clover SNA

Guided Walk

08/16/14

Joseph A. Tauer Prairie SNA

Prairie Photography Tour

08/23/14

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Project: Invasive Removal, Seed Collection

08/23/14

Iron Horse Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

09/06/14

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area Bike Ride

09/13/14

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Volunteer Project: Buckthorn Pull

09/20/14

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Project: Seed Collection

10/25/14

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Project: Seed Collection

10/26/14

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Volunteer Project: Buckthorn Pull

11/22/14

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).