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At Mississippi Park Connection, we believe that everyone deserves a national park experience, which is why we work closely with the National Park Service to lead a variety of programs in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Volunteers enable us to lead community, stewardship, and education activities throughout the corridor, from wildlife monitoring to shoreline restoration to formal education.


Volunteers are a crucial component in many areas of park operation. Beyond helping with maintaining river shoreline and protecting important natural, historic, and cultural resources, our volunteers educate and engage our local community, increasing awareness and support for the park. Every day, volunteers make a vital contribution to the Mississippi River and our community.

We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities throughout Minneapolis-Saint Paul and the surrounding communities. Many options do not require training or a lengthy time commitment and welcome drop-in volunteers. It’s a great way to meet others, as well as a fun and rewarding way to spend the day.

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Thank You For Our Community Members

  • 3M Foundation
  • Boston Scientific Foundation
  • City of Saint Paul - Cultural STAR
  • Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program
  • Eco Adapt
  • Ecolab Foundation
  • Frederic and Margaret Weyerhaeuser Foundation
  • Friends of the Lock and Dam
  • Garden Club of America
  • General Mills
  • HandsOn Twin Cities
  • Krahl-Thacker Family Foundation
  • Lake Minnetonka Gardening Club
  • The McKnight Foundation
  • Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
  • MN Pollution Control Agency
  • Mortenson Family Foundation
  • National Environmental Education Foundation
  • National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
  • National Park Foundation
  • National Park Service
  • Patagonia Saint Paul
  • Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation
  • Periscope
  • RBC Blue Waters Fund
  • Red Wing Shoes
  • REI
  • River Road Foundation
  • Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Board
  • Tennant Foundation
  • The Driscoll Foundation
  • The Gordon and Jeanne Shepard Family Fund
  • The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread
  • The Open Door Foundation
  • VOYA
  • Wenonah Canoe Inc.
  • WM Foundation
  • XCEL Energy