2018 Volunteer Recognition Event

Each year, thousands of volunteers contribute thousands more hours for the national park. Volunteers are an integral part of our programming and support the efforts of our park rangers daily. Through the time and commitment of our generous volunteers, we are better able to protect and preserve vital resources for the future. Volunteers are formally recognized each year at events hosted by the park and its partners

2018 Volunteer Recognition Event

October 11, 2018
Check-In & Boarding: 5:30 PM  |  Event: 6 PM - 8PM
Padelford Packet Boat Co / Harriet Island Regional Park.

Join us on October 11 aboard the Anson Northrup riverboat to celebrate all of our accomplishments from the past year! This is an evening of socializing with the park community (volunteers, staff, friends), light refreshments, drinks and, of course, the river.

Volunteers are recognized at multiple award levels based on their hours of service. Additional appreciation awards are given based on significant milestones in the volunteer’s service career.

  • River Steward (25 hours)

  • River 72 (72 hours)

  • River 150 (150 hours)

  • River Guardian (250 hours)

  • Super Volunteers (500, 750, 1000, 1500, 2000 hours)

  • 10, 15, 20, and 25 Year Service Awards

  • Interagency Pass (every 250 hours)

  • VIP of the Year

This event is for volunteers who have completed a minimum of 5 hours of service between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018. Volunteers are invited to bring a guest.  Please plan to arrive at Padelford Packet Boat Co at Harriet Island Regional Park by 5:30pm for check-in and boarding.

RSVP is required, please register here.

If you have questions, please contact Karen Katz at 651-293-8458 or by email, karen_katz@nps.gov.