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May 2018
$25.00 - $2,500.00

Cocktails for the Canopy

May 31 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Crosby Farm Regional Park, 2595 Crosby Farm Rd
St. Paul, MN 55116 US

Plant for the Future The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is home to more than 500,000 ash trees. As emerald ash borer makes its way across the park, it will kill nearly all of the ash trees that line the river’s banks. Without support, this canopy will disappear in the next decade, forever changing the landscape, river quality, natural areas, and habitat for beloved wildlife. In preparation for this new reality, Mississippi Park Connection has launched Plant for the…

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June 2018
Free

Grand Old Day with the Raptor Center

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Patagonia St. Paul, 1648 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105 US

Grand Old Day is Saint Paul’s first act of summer and the place to be on the first Sunday of June. They’ll be plenty of activities for the entire family to do on Grand Ave. With over 150 food vendors, family fun area, art district, and six festival gardens, this is a day you will not want to miss. Kick off the summer season with Grand Old Day! Stop by Patagonia – Saint Paul’s storefront to visit us with The…

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Free

Get Outdoors Day

June 8 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407 US

Get Outdoors Day is a nationwide celebration that provides opportunities for people to get outdoors and try new activities. Hosted in collaboration between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, REI, Minnesota Department of Resources (DNR), U.S. Forest Service, Tips Outdoors, and the City of Minneapolis, this year’s Get Outdoors Day will be full of free and fun activities to try.Join a canoe paddle on Powderhorn Lake, learn to fish, play camp games, go birding, get creative with nature crafts, try…

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Take a Kid Fishing

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thompson County Park, 360 Butler Avenue East
West Saint Paul, MN 55118 US

Important: For this event, please meet at the North Shelter. National Park Service Rangers will be at Thompson County Park to assist fishing programming with Dakota County Parks and Recreation, Minnesota Department of Resources (DNR) and other great partners. Participants that are age 16 or older don’t need fishing licenses on this day provided they are accompanied by youth and children age 15 or younger. There will be lots of hands-on fishing stations to practice tying knots, casting, baiting a…

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Free

Visit National Park Service @ the Stone Arch Bridge Festival

June 16 @ 9:30 am - June 17 @ 5:00 pm
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Visitor Center, 1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 US

Visit the Upper St. Anthony Lock and Dam during the Stone Arch Bridge Festival this summer! National Park Service Rangers will provide free tours of the lock walls. Learn about the history of the place, the purpose of locks and dams, and river navigation. You’ll get a great view of the falls from the observation deck! The Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam is open daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm.  

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Free

Bike with a Ranger

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
TBD, Hastings, MN 55033 US

Join a National Park Service Ranger on bike ride with stops along the way to learn about our national park on the Mississippi River! Explore the natural history of the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities and how our attitudes and behaviors about water affect the river’s character. Registration is required and space is limited. Please plan to arrive by 9:45am. Specific location is TBD.

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Free

Public Habitat Restoration

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grey Cloud Dunes Scientific and Natural Area (SNA), 113th Street South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016 US

Help remove invasive species while enjoying the prairie grasses and wildflowers of this dry sand prairie with wonderful views of the Mississippi River! Come lend a hand to help improve the habitat of this unique place. This event is led by Mississippi Park Connection and the National Park Service who will provide necessary tools and gloves. Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes for this outdoor project. Bring your own water bottle. Visit the Grey Cloud Dunes Scientific and Natural…

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Free

Pontoon Tour (Members-Only)

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harriet Island Park, 200 Doctor Justus Ohage Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55107 US

This event is for Mississippi Park Connection members-only. Come aboard the park’s pontoon boat on the Mississippi River! National Park Service Rangers will host a very small group aboard the park’s pontoon boat for a guided tour featuring beautiful scenery and fabulous birding on the Mississippi River. See eagles, herons and other birds that call the Mississippi home while taking in the beautiful scenery! Not yet a member? Need to know the status of your membership? Contact us at info@parkconnection.org…

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$15.00 - $18.00

Murder on the Mississippi

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Padelford Packet Boat Company, Harriet Island Park200 Doctor Justus Ohage Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55107 US

Ticket Price (for the general): $18.00 Ticket Price (for members of Mississippi Park Connection): $15.00 Learn more about membership and how you can support the National Park Service here. Part social event, part theater production, and all aboard the Jonathan Padelford! Mississippi Park Connection and the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area in collaboration with Fearless Comedy Productions, brings an immersive murder mystery theatrical experience to life, Murder on the Mississippi. Cruise down the Mississippi River while enjoying a beverage, taking in gorgeous scenery, and helping to solve a murder mystery…

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Free

Bike with a Ranger

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Commons, 425 Portland Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415 US

Join a National Park Service Ranger on bike ride with stops along the way to learn about our national park on the Mississippi River. Explore the natural history of the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities and how our attitudes and behaviors about water affect the river’s character. Registration is required and space is limited. Please plan to arrive by 9:45am.

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