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June 2018
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

***REGISTRATION REQUIRED*** 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…

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Free

Pontoon Tour (Members-Only)

June 23 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Harriet Island Park, 200 Doctor Justus Ohage Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55107 US

This event is for Mississippi Park Connection members-only. Members are allow 2 tickets max. 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…

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$15.00 - $18.00

Murder on the Mississippi [SOLD OUT]

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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Free

River Raft RAVE

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park (West), 10360 West River Road
Brooklyn Park, MN 55444 US

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.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…

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July 2018
Free

Bike with a Ranger

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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 5:45pm.

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Free

Pontoon Tour (Members-Only)

July 12 @ 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. Members are allow 2 tickets max. 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…

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Heron Paddle with Park Ranger Sharon

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
North Mississippi Regional Park, 5116 N Mississippi Dr
Minneapolis, MN 55412 US

Paddle the Mississippi River in one of Wilderness Inquiry’s beautiful 24-foot cedar strip canoes! Join National Park Service Ranger and bird expert Sharon Stiteler on a canoe paddle from North Mississippi Regional Park to Boom Island. See a heron rookery in action, osprey nests, and experience true urban birding in the heart of downtown Minneapolis! When: 7/14/18 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PMStart: North Mississippi Regional Park, Kroening Interpretive Center (View Map)End: Boom Island Park (View Map)Fee: $45 ($25 Youth)Description: Day…

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$15.00 - $18.00

Murder on the Mississippi

July 18 @ 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

Canoe RAVE

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mississippi West Regional Park, 13900 Traprock Street NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 US

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…

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