Friends Groups

Bicyclists riding at underpass
January 23, 2020
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GBCTA Seeks New Vice President

From Gateway-Brown's Creek Trail Association The GBCTA wishes to fill the position of Association Vice President. This is a volunteer position, and this person shall be a member of the Association. The Vice President is an Officer in the Association, as well as serving on ...
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luminaries lighting the hike and snowshoe trail
January 23, 2020
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Minneopa Messenger – January 2020 Newsletter

From Friends of Minneopa State Park In This Issue Winter Fest Manager's Report Cutting Buckthorn Enjoying Winter Honoring Founder Brand Frentz 2019 Photo Contest Photo: Courtesy of Friends of Minneopa State Park Click to download Go to friends' main page
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Grandson with grandmother at park
January 21, 2020
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NSTT “Ramblings” – Winter 2020 Newsletter

From NorthStar Trail Travelers In This Issue Snowshoe history Wild River Snowshoe Event on 2/15/20 Benefits of exercise Annual Meeting 2019 recap Photo: Courtesy of NorthStar Trail Travelers Click to download Go to friends' main page
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Boy and man amidst ruins at Banning
January 13, 2020
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NSTT Announces 2020 Events

From NorthStar Trail Travelers If you like walking just for the fun of it, you should check out the events sponsored by the NorthStar Trail Travelers (NSTT) in Minnesota's great state parks! NSTT works in partnership with Minnesota State Parks and Trails to offer three ...
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shovels and trees that are ready to be planted
January 6, 2020
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Behind the scenes: Planning a Centennial Celebration for Whitewater State Park

From Friends of Whitewater State Park The Centennial of a park is a BIG deal! It is literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. So, the naturalists at Whitewater State Park, which was established in 1919, put together a plan to host a special event each month of ...
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three skiers
January 4, 2020
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Through the Gateway – Newsletter Fall/Winter 2019

From Gateway Brown's Creek Trail Association In This Issue President's message Board changes Hadley Interchange ribbon cutting Upcoming events Project recaps Interview with Dorian Grilley Photo: Courtesy of Gateway Brown's Creek Trail Association Click to view full newsletter Go to friends' main page
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person belaying a climber
December 30, 2019
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Youth rock climbing day

Friends of Blue Mounds State Park hosted a rock climbing day for kids, including a knot tying activity.
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Woman holding out turtle to youth
December 30, 2019
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Hosting two field trips for 3rd graders

Friends of Lake Maria State Park hosted two field trips for 159 3rd graders focused on hands-on learning at the park.

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group picture on bikes back at school
December 30, 2019
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Starting a bike fleet for field trips

Gitchi-Gami Trail Association established a new bike fleet at a local school and organized the inaugural “Bike to Birches” field trip to nearby state parks.

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activity to compare weight of hummingbird
December 30, 2019
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Developing youth activity materials

Friends of Tettegouche State Park helped develop materials for a toddler time program, wind and solar energy activity, and historical fire starting kit.

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kids sitting on floor in rapt attention to the musician
December 30, 2019
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Field trip: “A Day at the Park”

Friends of Wild River State Park hosted a field trip event for local K-6 students to spend a day at the park doing various outdoor-themed activities.

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park ranger speaking outside in screenshot of video
December 30, 2019
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Acquiring video equipment

Friends of Whitewater State Park purchase video equipment to develop safe, remote educational programming for local schools.

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birds activity kit
December 30, 2019
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Assembling youth discovery kits

Friends of Minneopa State Park assembled three sets of 10 youth discovery kits—animal tracks, birds, and wildflowers.

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A family of bikers heads down the trail
December 19, 2019
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Friends of the Jackson County Trails – 2019 Newsletter

From Friends of the Jackson County Trails In This Issue Brief History of Jackson Trails Bicycle Friendly Community Designation Jackson County Active Living Plan Project updates: Dewey Street Trail, Belmont County Off-Road Trail, Jackson Bike Share, Bike to Work Day, Bicycle Repair Day Photo by: ...
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candles along path in the snow at night
December 15, 2019
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Winter 2020 Newsletter – Friends of Wild River

From Friends of Wild River State Park In This Issue Letter from the President Ampitheater Update Candlelight Event Annual Meeting on March 14 2020 Events Park Manager Update Photo: Courtesy of Friends of Wild River State Park Click to view full newsletter Go to friends' ...
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