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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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07/14/14 - 08/31/14

Bell Museum of Natural History

"Sheltering Nature" Part II: An Exhibit Featuring SNAs

07/26/14

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Project: Invasive Removal, Seed Collection

07/26/14

Hythecker Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

07/27/14

Buffalo River State Park

SNA Sunset Hike at Felton Prairie

07/30/14

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Warbler Walk

07/30/14

Buffalo River State Park

Special Plants of Blanket Flower Prairie SNA

08/02/14

Oronoco Prairie SNA

Tour Oronoco Prairie

08/02/14

Glynn Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

08/03/14

Prairie Bush Clover SNA

Guided Walk

08/07/14

Buffalo River State Park

SNA Photo Scavenger Hunt at Bluestem Prairie

08/16/14

Joseph A. Tauer Prairie SNA

Prairie Photography Workshop

08/17/14

Buffalo River State Park

Nature Journaling at Frenchman?s Bluff SNA

08/23/14

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Project: Invasive Removal, Seed Collection

08/23/14

Iron Horse Prairie SNA

Guided Walk

08/26/14

Near Cedar Mountain SNA

Volunteer Project: Seed Collection

08/27/14

Near Blue Devil Valley SNA

Volunteer Project: Seed Collection

09/06/14

Buffalo River State Park

Volunteer Project: Annual SNA Hills Thistle Survey at Blanket Flower Prairie

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

09/27/14

Yellow Bank Hills SNA

Guided Walk

10/11/14

Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

Volunteer Project: Invasive and Trash Removal

10/25/14

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteer Project: Seed Collection

10/26/14

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Volunteer Project: Buckthorn Pull

11/01/14

Seminary Fen SNA

Volunteer Project: Buckthorn Removal, Clean-up and Seed Collection

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).