Friends Groups

February 11, 2020

The Maple Leaf – Friends of Maplewood State Park Newsletter

From Friends Maplewood State Park In This Issue Website highlight Maple syruping 2020 events Park update Leaf Days recap Hunting highlight Photo by: Penny Meyers / P&TC Photo Contest Click to download Go to friends' main page
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A pair of trumpeter swans enjoys a quiet and foggy morning
February 7, 2020

Friends of Scandia Parks Year in Review – Newsletter

From Friends of Scandia Parks & Trails In This Issue 2019 Highlights Educational Programs Park Stewardship GreenSteps City 2020 Vision Board Leadership Changes Photo by: Karen Schik Click to view Go to friends' main page
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A number of folks plant prairie plants in a flower bed
January 31, 2020

First ever newsletter for Lake Louise State Park Association

From Lake Louise State Park Association In This Issue Manager update Winter in the Park Open House recap Candlelight Walk recap 2020 event planning Photo by: Cindy Hamlin Click to download Go to friends' main page
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singers entertain under the shade of the picnic shelter
January 29, 2020

Partnership restores patches of habitat at seven state parks

In 2019, Parks & Trails Council partnered with seven friends groups to spearhead habitat restoration projects at state parks. This work was made possible by a generous grant from the Henry S. Crosby Foundation. 2019 by the Numbers $25,364 7 237 11 493 Funds granted ...
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friends and youth celebrate having planted a tree
January 23, 2020

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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Bicyclists riding at underpass
January 23, 2020

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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luminaries lighting the hike and snowshoe trail
January 21, 2020

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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Grandson with grandmother at park
January 13, 2020

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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Boy and man amidst ruins at Banning
January 6, 2020

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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shovels and trees that are ready to be planted
January 4, 2020

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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three skiers

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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person belaying a climber
December 30, 2019

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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Woman holding out turtle to youth
December 30, 2019

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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group picture on bikes back at school
December 30, 2019

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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activity to compare weight of hummingbird
December 30, 2019

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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kids sitting on floor in rapt attention to the musician