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September 2018

Illuminate the Lock: Returning the River *CANCELLED*

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Visitor Center, 1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 US

The performance has been cancelled due to weather. Please attend the performance on Sept 21 or Sept 22. The event is free and open to the public! A night of poetry, projection, and music illuminates a future where both rivers and people are liberated, where we celebrate wildness, and where we practice reciprocal relationships between all bodies of water, including one another’s. Returning the River tells the story of a daughter born into a time of walls whose life is…

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National Public Lands Day @ Spring Lake Park Reserve

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spring Lake Park Reserve, 13690 Pine Bend Trail Rosemount, MN 55068
Rosemount, MN 55068

Lend a hand restoring our national park in beautiful Spring Lake Park Reserve! Our project will be planting to enhance habitat and improve water quality. We are excited to put this event on in partnership with REI and our friends at Dakota County Parks. We will provide gloves and all necessary tools and equipment. Come out and help us plant for the future! Volunteers must be age 8 or older. This is a rain or shine event. This is a…

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Illuminate the Lock: Returning the River

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Visitor Center, 1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401 US

The event is free and open to the public! A night of poetry, projection, and music illuminates a future where both rivers and people are liberated, where we celebrate wildness, and where we practice reciprocal relationships between all bodies of water, including one another’s. Returning the River tells the story of a daughter born into a time of walls whose life is intrinsically linked to the life of a paddlefish. Participants will take in visual projections on the water by…

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Bike with a Ranger for Go4Life Month

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Clarence W. Wigington Pavilion, 200 Doctor Justus Ohage Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55107 US

This is a free event and registration is required since there are limited spots. Are you 50+ and a fan of the Great Outdoors? Is biking your thing? If so, join us on September 26th for a special edition of Bike with a Ranger! In celebration of Go4Life Month, the National Park Service will lead a bike tour starting (and ending) at Harriet Island in Saint Paul. The tour will involve learning about this beautiful national park on the Mississippi…

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Tree Planting at Burns Ave Scenic Overlook

September 27 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Burns Ave Scenic Overlook, 44.946854, -93.039009
Saint Paul, MN 55106 US

Join us for a tree planting event on September 27th at Burns Ave Scenic Overlook. We’re transplanting trees from the gravel bed nurseries to the park in order to build resilience in forested areas that will be losing tree canopy to emerald ash borer, an invasive pest. This event is free and open to the public. There are limited spots and registration is required. Please note: Burns Ave Scenic Overlook does not have a specific address associated with it on…

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October 2018

The Big Sit 2018

October 6 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Coldwater Spring, 5601 Minnehaha Park Drive South
Minneapolis, MN 55111 US

It’s that special time of year when rangers and birders gather to document all the birds they see and hear at Coldwater Spring from sunrise to sundown. This is a great place to learn about bird identification, meet local birders, and have fun. If you have binoculars and spotting scopes, feel free to bring them but we will also have some on hand for you to use. You can come for the whole day or just show up for an…

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November 2018

Tech Nature @ MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 3815 American Boulevard East
Bloomington, MN 55425 US

Presentation of different apps people can use to enjoy nature. Last half will be a chance to test out apps like iNaturalist or how take pictures with your smartphone and spotting scope. This free event is open to everyone, no registration required. If you have questions about this event please email Ranger Sharon at sharon_stiteler@nps.gov.

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