Friends of Zippel Bay State Park

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
November 20, 2019

Friends of Zippel Bay shifts to year-round park support

A couple years ago, Friends of Zippel Bay State Park started to shift focus away from primarily supporting nordic ski activities to a more inclusive, broad vision of support for the park. Courtesy of Friends of Zippel Bay State Park In 2019, they successfully secured ...
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July 25, 2019

Working with Friends to improve landscapes at seven state parks

Trees, trees, trees! Earlier this spring, volunteers, young and old, could be found with shovels in hand at seven state parks—Blue Mounds, Lake Bemidji, Minneopa, Sibley, Tettegouche, and Whitewater—where they were planting and protecting trees (and shrubs) in key areas of the landscape.
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volunteers planting trees
June 12, 2019

Volunteers install deer exclosure at Zippel Bay State Park

From Friends of Zippel Bay State Park On Saturday June 8, a group of people gathered at Zippel Bay State Park to construct a deer exclosure—to protect young pine trees in approximately 6 acres of the park from being grazed on and killed by deer ...
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volunteers constructing a deer exclosure fence
March 15, 2019

P&TC Issues Grants to Seven Friends Groups to Complete Habitat Restoration Projects

Seven volunteer-led friends groups will implement habitat restoration projects at state parks this year, with support from the Minnesota DNR and funds issued by Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota (P&TC). The projects include planting trees, protecting young saplings, and diversifying tree canopy.
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Oak savanna restoration project tree planting on June 2, 2018
January 22, 2019

Winter at Zippel Bay Includes Skis and Candlelight

From Friends of Zippel Bay State Park The first candlelight ski of the 2019 season went splendidly. We had gorgeous weather, with temperatures in the upper 20s that evening, and a wonderful turnout of 56 people who signed in, with many more who did not. ...
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a strong fire outside
August 30, 2018

Meet Friends of Zippel Bay State Park

Originally organized as a cross-country ski club, this group is currently expanding its mission to support the park in all seasons.
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