Dramatic sunset over a marsh at Lake Maria State Park

Meet our Friends Group Partner

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is proud to act as the fiscal sponsor for Friends of Lake Maria State Park.

As a fiscal sponsor, we partner to advance their cause and provide the tools and building blocks to run a nonprofit, including receiving, holding and administering funds on behalf of the friends group.

Friends of Lake Maria State Park

pinpoint of Lake Maria State Park on Minnesota

Mission

The Friends of Lake Maria State Park work together to preserve the park’s environment and support park activities

Friends Since

1996

Friends on field trip at Lake Maria with Master Naturalist program
Dramatic sunset over a marsh at Lake Maria State Park
Sunset over ponds at Lake Maria by John Dykstra

Friends of Lake Maria State Park

Events

Microscopy in the Park

Snake Rattle and Roll

[CANCELED] Free Snowshoe Class

A Blandings Turtle on a lakeshore

The Mysterious Blandings Turtle

Mushroom Messenger

Universe in the Park

A view of pond water under a microscope

Microscopy in the Park

Hug a Tree and Survive

Garter snake in leaves

Snake, Rattle and Roll

Luminaries light the ski trail

Candlelight Walk

Free Park Friday: Lake Maria

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park by Marcella Chester

Universe in the Park

Scavenger Hunt Banner

2021 Scavenger Hunts

buckthorn leaves

[CANCELED] Invasive Species

[CANCELED] Minnesota Orchids

candle within an ice holder

Candlelight Hike

The log cabin looks warm amidst the snow in the winter

Winter Fun Day

people looking at a marsh marigold patch

Open House

Trees looking up. Lindsey Kramer/P&TC Photo Contest

Trees and Shrubs

Friends of Lake Maria State Park

News

Friends of Lake Maria State Park

Our Partner Grant Project

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota offers grants to support friends groups' projects.

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