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April 2017

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

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

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

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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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

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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June 2017

Pontoon Tour @ Harriet Island (Member Event)

June 14 @ 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.

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