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August 2018

Free

Bike with a Ranger

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Levee Park, Hastings, MN 55033 United States

Join a National Park Service Ranger on a 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 Hastings and how our attitudes and behaviors about water affect the river’s character. This is a free event and open to the public. Registration is not required. Please plan to arrive by 9:45am. When you arrive at the park, look for the National Park Service Ranger…

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Moth Tour with Ranger Sharon Stiteler

August 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Coldwater Spring, 5601 Minnehaha Park Drive South
Minneapolis, MN 55417

***FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***  Address: 5601 Minnehaha Park Dr S, St Paul, MN 55111 Moths can be as tiny as your thumb nail or as big as your palms. The best way to find them is at night. Join Ranger Sharon as she tries to attract these nocturnal wonders and survey what species are using Coldwater Spring. If we are lucky, we might also hear some barred owls call during the program. No registration required. Important Note: The…

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September 2018

Free

Bike with a Ranger

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Commons, 425 Portland Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415 US

A family-friendly way to explore the Mississippi River. Led by a National Park Service Ranger, participants will bike along the riverfront and learn about the area’s fascinating history and wildlife. Be sure to arrive at The Commons around 5:45pm. BYO-bike! This is a free event and registration is not required. Meet on The Commons’ West Block, at 4th Street and Portland Avenue. In partnership with the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Mississippi Park Connection, and The Commons.

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$15.00 - $18.00

Murder on the Mississippi [SOLD OUT]

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 riverboat! 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

Public Habitat Restoration

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grey Cloud Dunes Scientific and Natural Area (SNA), 113th Street South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016 US

Help collect seeds and 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 and Natural Area…

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Free

Tree Planting at Pig’s Eye Regional Park

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pig’s Eye Regional Park Archery Range, 1200 Warner Road
Saint Paul, MN 55106 US

Join us for a tree planting event on September 15th at Pig’s Eye Regional Park Archery Range. 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. If you have questions about this volunteer event, please contact Mary Hammes, Environmental Stewardship…

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Moth Tour with Ranger Sharon Stiteler

September 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Coldwater Spring, 5601 Minnehaha Park Drive South
Minneapolis, MN 55417

***FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***  Address: 5601 Minnehaha Park Dr S, St Paul, MN 55111 Moths can be as tiny as your thumb nail or as big as your palms. The best way to find them is at night. Join Ranger Sharon as she tries to attract these nocturnal wonders and survey what species are using Coldwater Spring. If we are lucky, we might also hear some barred owls call during the program. No registration required. Important Note: The…

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Free

National Public Lands Day @ Spring Lake Park Reserve

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spring Lake Park Reserve, 8500 127th Street East
Hastings, MN 55033 US

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. If you have…

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Free

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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