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April 2017
Free

Arbor Day Tree Walk @ Coldwater Spring

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Coldwater Spring,
5601 Minnehaha Park Drive South
Minneapolis, MN 55417 US
30049085624-26486114

Join the National Park Service for a guided walking tour of Coldwater Spring. Come celebrate Arbor Day, get to know about more about some of America’s iconic trees, their role in history, and why we choose to plant them, cut them down, or let them burn. This free event has limited space and registration is required.

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May 2017
Free

Tunnel Tour @ Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam (Member Event)

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam,
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401 US
33900260592-30604265

Go underneath the lock! This members-only tour will give you an insider’s look at the inner workings of locks and dams. With the National Park Service and Army Corps. of Engineers as your trusted guides, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at, and in, the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. This event has limited space, so RSVP today! Kids aged 10 and over are welcome on this tour. Not yet a member? Need to know the status of your…

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Free

The Big Watch @ Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

May 13 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Grey Cloud Dunes Scientific and Natural Area (SNA),
113th Street South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016 US
33753122498-30436881

It’s kind of a big sit but only bigger at Grey Cloud Dunes Scientific and Natural Area! Join Peter Nichols, Greg Jahner and Ranger Sharon Stiteler for a FREE day of documenting how many birds we can tally from Grey Cloud Dunes from sunrise to sundown. The event will also include walks out into the SNA to look for sparrows, warblers, vireos or anything else. This is a casual and fun event–perfect for people who would like to enhance their…

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Free

Take Aim at Summer @ DNR Office

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
1200 Warner Rd
Saint Paul, MN 55106 US
33905554426-30609360

Kick off your summer by trying a variety of outdoor activities all in one place! The National Park Service, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and the Saint Paul Department of Natural Resources are teaming up to bring you a full day of fun along the Mississippi River. Try fun activities like archery, birding, canoeing, go on a climbing wall, fishing, geocaching and more!. Bring your friends or family, tell your neighbors. Let’s celebrate the new season together!

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June 2017
Free

Canoe RAVE @ River Park

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Mississippi Regional Park,
5116 N Mississippi Dr
Minneapolis, MN 55412 US
33896257619-30600083

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.  Explore the river, learn about significant wildlife and cultural features, and do some good! For this RAVE, we will explore the northern end of our park aboard our awesome partner Wilderness Inquiry’s 24-foot voyageur canoes, and…

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