River Action Volunteer Events (RAVEs)
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 offer tours of canoe-access campsites on islands adjacent to Mississippi West Regional Park. Participants will also help remove invasive plant species that threaten the native plant ecosystems. Removing these plants prevents their spread and allows more diverse species to provide wildlife habitat and improve water quality in the river.
This fun recreation and volunteer restoration project is great for adults and kids over 12 years old. No canoeing experience needed. RAVEs are free events for volunteers – your only ticket is your service to the river!
What To Bring:
– A full water bottle for drinking
– Sun screen, sun glasses, sweatshirts and tick/mosquito repellent
– Long pants and sturdy, close toed shoes
– Appropriate clothing to get wet and/or muddy
The RAVE will happen rain or shine.
Questions? Contact Us
Mary Hammes, Environmental Stewardship and Volunteer Manager