Friends Groups

Group shot of 12 members outside holding award
October 8, 2019
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Lake Vermilion Trail Executive Director Search

From Lake Vermilion Trail Work Group The Lake Vermilion Trail Joint Powers Board is recruiting for a part-time Executive Director. Resumes must be received by October 31, 2019. See Position Description below. Interested applicants can email their resume to lvtinfo@yahoo.com or mail their resume to: ...
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People trail run
October 8, 2019
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Runners endured muddy trails at the Leaf Mountain Foot Race

From Friends of Glacial Lakes State Park Friends of Glacial Lakes State Park hosted their 2nd Annual Leaf Mountain Foot Race on September 21, 2019. Thunderstorms passed through during the first loop of the race, but that didn't stop these hearty souls! Runners soldiered on ...
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snowy creek with animal tracks on bank
October 3, 2019
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Friends of Oxbow Newsletter

From Friends of Oxbow In This Issue Save the Date for Zoodazzle 50th Birthday Party recap New Cougar TerraLoco Challenge Board Member Spotlight Photo by: Ashley Pethan/P&TC Click to View Go to friends' main page
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woman stands behind pile of volleyball sand
October 2, 2019
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Energizing the park with innovative ideas and community programs

Friends of Lake Bemidji State Park More often than not, cutting-edge ideas come from those outside the rank-and-file of an organization. This is part of the reason friends groups are such an asset for parks and trails. They bring a wealth of perspectives and energy ...
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scout troop posing for a group picture
September 30, 2019
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Erecting deer exclosure fence

Friends of Zippel Bay State Park constructed a deer exclosure fence around 6 acres of forest to help promote forest regeneration.

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Friends volunteers install a tree cage
September 30, 2019
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Improving forest health

Friends of Tettegouche State Park installed tree cages around 11 trees to help improve long-term forest health.

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shovels and trees that are ready to be planted
September 30, 2019
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Planting native trees and shrubs

Friends of Whitewater State Park planted native trees and shrubs to improve habitat and shade.

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volunteers get ready to unload trees from trailer
September 30, 2019
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Planting and protecting trees

Friends of Minneopa planted and protected 22 trees to improve habitat and shade.

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two girls use a shovel to plant a tree
September 30, 2019
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Remove and replace ash trees

Friends of Blue Mounds State Park helped to remove and replace vulnerable ash trees, improving forest canopy and providing shade.
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Two volunteers pounding in t-posts
September 30, 2019
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Erecting deer exclosure fence

Friends of Lake Bemidji State Park installed a deer exclosure fence around 5 acres of forest to aid in forest regeneration.

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September 23, 2019
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The Maple Leaf – Fall 2019 Newsletter

From Friends of Maplewood State Park In This Issue Leaf Days Events Recap Project Updates Membership Drive Ranger Report Photo: Alison Christensen / P&TC photo contest Click to download. Go to friends' main page
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September 20, 2019
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Annual Big Woods Gathering on Sep. 22

From Friends of Nerstrand Big Woods State Park Join Friends of Nerstrand Big Woods State Park for their Annual Big Woods Gathering on Sunday, September 22, 2019. 5:00 PM: Talk by Al Batt, writer, speaker, storyteller and humorist Al Batt, of Hartland, MN writes humor ...
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September 20, 2019
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Fall 2019 Newsletter – Friends of Wild River

From Friends of Wild River State Park In This Issue Annual Otter Trotter 5k River Cleanup Candlelight Night Almelund Apple Festival Return of Seegwan Staff Updates Photo: Courtesy of Friends of Wild River State Park Click to view Go to friends' main page
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Aerial shot of bikers on trail
September 17, 2019
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Itasca-Heartland Trail Spur Receives Utke’s Support

From Heartland Itasca Spur Citizen Committee The Heartland Trail Itasca Spur Citizen Committee is working with Sen. Utke to make a $10 million bonding request at the state legislature in 2020. Read the article in the Park Rapids Enterprise September 15 edition: "Itasca-Heartland Trail Spur ...
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Group walking on rocky area
September 17, 2019
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Meet the NorthStar Trail Travelers

From NorthStar Trail Travelers NorthStar Trail Travelers (NSTT) is a unique Folkssports club that holds walking and snowshoeing events primarily in Minnesota State Parks, trails, forests and recreation areas. Folkssports, which originated in Germany, are leisure-time activities for people of all ages, alone or in ...
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