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August 2017
$8.00 - $10.00

Canoe Paddle @ Vermillion River

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Vermillion River, 17210-17456 Ravenna Trail
Hastings, MN 55033 United States

Paddle the Vermillion River with the National Park Service. This guided canoe paddle on the Vermillion will take you through a unique portion of this national park that’s reminiscent of a Louisiana bayou. This area is great for wildlife observation — come see bald eagles, great blue herons, we might even be able to sneak up on a muskrat! Canoes, paddles and life-jackets will be provided by the National Park Service. Space is limited so please RSVP. This event is…

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Free

Canoe RAVE @ Lion’s Levee Park

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lion’s Levee Park, W 7th Ave
Saint Paul Park, MN 55071 US

River Action Volunteer Events (RAVEs) are a fun way to explore the river in a way few others do.  All trips couple a restoration service project in a hard to reach area of the river with an adventure tour by National Park Service rangers. For this RAVE, we will explore the southern end of our park aboard our awesome partner Wilderness Inquiry’s 24-foot voyageur canoes, and along the way hear river stories from national park rangers. We’ll land on Island 112…

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Free

Pontoon Tour @ Harriet Island (Member Event)

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come aboard the park’s pontoon boat on the Mississippi River! National park 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. Please contact the Mississippi River Visitor Center with any questions or…

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September 2017
Free

Second Saturday @ Coldwater Spring

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Coldwater Spring, 5601 Minnehaha Park Drive South
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Migration: Not Just For the Birds September’s Second Saturday will cover migration, in all its forms. We know about bird migration, but what about the migratory butterflies, bumblebees and dragonflies? Head down to Coldwater Spring to learn from NPS rangers about different how and where different wildlife in the park migrate as seasons change. You can even learn how to catch and band a bumblebee! This family-friendly event is free and open to everyone. Stop by Coldwater Spring anytime between…

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$15.00 - $18.00

River City Revue @ Harriet Island [SOLD OUT]

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Padelford Packet Boat Co, 205 Doctor Justus Ohage Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55107
Murder on the Mississippi

Join us for this special River City Revue, Murder on the Mississippi. Part social event, part theater production, and all aboard the Jonathan Padelford! Cruise down the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area while enjoying a beverage, taking in gorgeous scenery, and helping to solve a murder mystery on this unique riverboat experience. It is Saint Paul in the 1920’s. Prohibition is in full force and the city has become a sanctuary for Chicago gangsters looking to escape the violence…

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Free

Seed Collecting @ Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grey Cloud Dunes Scientific and Natural Area (SNA), 113th Street South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016 US

Help with seed collection 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 materials and instructions. Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes for this outdoor project. Bring water too. See the Grey Cloud Dunes webpage for a map and description…

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Free

Pontoon Tour @ Harriet Island (Member Event)

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come aboard the park’s pontoon boat on the Mississippi River! National park 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. Please contact the Mississippi River Visitor Center with any questions or…

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Illuminate the Lock: Surface

September 15 @ 7:30 pm - September 16 @ 10:30 pm
1 Portland Ave S, 1 Portland Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55414 US

The 49-foot tall chamber of Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam will become a canvas for experimental artworks during this two-part series.  Surface by artist Aaron Dysart kicks off the series, using years of handwritten data recorded by Army Corp of Engineers staff at the Lock as the basis for a light show. Daily pool heights will translate into shifting colors projected on atmospheric effects created in the lock chamber. The spectacle will display the 52-year operating history of…

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Free

Pontoon Tour @ Harriet Island (Member Event)

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come aboard the park’s pontoon boat on the Mississippi River! National park 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. Please contact the Mississippi River Visitor Center with any questions or…

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Illuminate the Lock: The Uncompromising Hand

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - September 30 @ 10:30 pm

The 49-foot tall chamber of Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam will become a canvas for experimental artworks during this two-part series. Part two features The Uncompromising Hand by Andrea Carlson and engages Spirit Island, a limestone island and Dakota sacred site that was once in the Mississippi River near the current Lock and Dam. The lock wall will come alive with a hand drawn animation based on six photographs of the island from the MN Historical Society’s collection,…

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