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2019 Friends Group Regional Workshops

In 2019, Parks & Trails Council is working with the DNR to facilitate four regional workshops for friends groups. Friends group leaders will have the opportunity to meet with their peers, learn about precedents, share best practices, and engage in planning activities.

April 12

Lake Shetek State Park

May 17

Itasca State Park

pinpoint of Itasca State Park on Minnesota

September 13

Jay Cooke State Park

Jay Cooke State Park map

TBD - Late Fall

Whitewater State Park

Pinpoint of Whitewater State Park on MN map

Tentative Schedule

9:30amRegistration, breakfast, and social
10:00amWelcome and introductions
10:30amSession 1
11:30amSession 2
1:00pmSession 3
2:00pmSession 4
3:30pmOptional outdoor experience

What to Expect

  • Sessions with guided discussion about specific topics
  • Networking with other friends group leaders
  • Connecting with land management agency staff and other partners
  • An optional outdoor experience at the end of the day (i.e. hike or project tour)
  • A tentative schedule of 9:30am-3pm, with optional hike afterwards until 5pm
  • A registration fee of ~$25
  • Light breakfast and lunch provided