Building Resilience in the Floodplain Forest


Daniel Wattenhofer, Urban Forestry Specialist and Greencorps Member, Mississippi Park Connection Ash trees are one of Minnesota’s most abundant natural resources. Approximately 1 billion ash…
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Volunteer Voices | Paul Eaves


Paul Eaves, Coldwater Crew Leader, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Almost 20 years ago, I was part of a land occupation to protect four…
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5 Reasons to Become a Volunteer Crew Leader


The evidence speaks for itself, there are myriad reasons you should volunteer for a cause that you care about. It’s good for your health, career,…
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Celebrating World Wetlands Day at Coldwater Spring


Alora K. Jones, Marketing and Communications Associate, Mississippi Park Connection After last summer’s BioBlitz event, we all know that the wetlands at Coldwater Spring are…
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MISS Throwback: West Side Flats


Sandy Fuller, Education Volunteer, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area MISS Throwback is a collaborative project in honor of the NPS Centennial. We asked volunteers…
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Become a Minnesota Master Naturalist!


Alora K. Jones, Marketing and Communications Associate, Mississippi Park ConnectionAre you ready to take your volunteering skills to the next level?Become a master naturalist! Ranger…
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How Does #MissNPS #OptOutside?


Alora K. Jones, Marketing and Communications Associate, Mississippi Park ConnectionLast year on Black Friday our friends at REI did something different - they shut the…
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Dan The Tree Man


Dan Wattenhofer, GreenCorps Member and Urban Forestry Specialist, Mississippi Park ConnectionHi there!My name is Dan Wattenhofer and I am the new urban forestry specialist and…
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Celebrating the NPS Centennial Through Art


Alora K. Jones, Marketing & Communications Associate, Mississippi Park ConnectionWe at the connection have always held a deep appreciation for artists and the ways in…
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We've Got A New Intern!


Maya Swope, Volunteer Events & Engagement Intern, Mississippi Park Connection Hello, everyone! My name is Maya Swope, and I am the new Volunteer Events and…
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