Meet the 2017 Mississippi River Fellows


Anna Waugh, Development Coordinator, Mississippi Park Connection I can’t believe that it is August already and this summer is flying by! Our Mississippi River Fellows…
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Staff Highlight: Jim Ford


Jim Ford, Education Specialist, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area I joined the National Park Service in January of 2016 as an Education Specialist. Before…
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Featured Site: Grey Cloud Dunes SNA


Alora K. Jones, Marketing and Communications Associate, Mississippi Park Connection Be sure to visit Grey Cloud Dunes Scientific Natural Area (SNA) during the spring or…
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Planting Seeds For the Next Generation


Anna Waugh, Development Coordinator, Mississippi Park Connection Members support young people discovering the river for the first time, restore critical wildlife habitat, and support our…
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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 Connection   Are you ready to take your volunteering skills to the next level? Become a…
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