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Minnesota Valley State Trail Friends Group

Parks & Trails Council is proud to partner with this independent friends group.

Parks & Trails Council cannot accept donations on behalf of this friends group.

Minnesota Valley State Trail Friends Group

Mission

The Minnesota Valley State Trail Friends Group is currently the planning stages. They plan to focus on improving the quality of the trails, starting with an enhancement of the Shakopee Riverfront Cultural Trail. For more information about how to get involved, contact Keith Ottoson at mnvalleyfriends@scottcountyhistory.org.

Friends Since

2022

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Woods in the Minnesota River Valley. Andrew Oftedal
White bird in wetland
Egret Feeding. By Stephanie Moss
Land along the planned trail
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Columbine on the Minnesota Valley State Trail, by David Riewe
A least weasel with his freshly captured garter snake lunch near the MN River
A least weasel with his freshly captured garter snake lunch near the MN River by Chip Miller

Minnesota Valley State Trail Friends Group

Events

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Friends of the Minnesota Valley State Trail Kick Off Meeting

Sat, Jun 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

June 11, 2022

Minnesota Valley State Trail Friends Group

Minnesota Valley State Trail Friends Group

Our Partner Grant Project

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

Minnesota Valley State Trail Friends Group

Our Related Advocacy Work

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is a strong voice at the state capital working to ensure Minnesota’s parks and trails are protected and cared for. We work with friends groups to identify critical projects that need government support.

2018

Lake Bemidji State Park opens first-of-its kind group camp

Lake Bemidji State Park opens first-of-its kind group camp

Looking for a place for your next family reunion? There’s a new option that opened this summer at Lake Bemidji State Park. The Lavinia Group Camp can accommodate up to 50 people.   The site, which rents for $200/night is designed for both tent camping …

2017

Lake Bemidji State Park opens first-of-its kind group camp

Lake Bemidji State Park opens first-of-its kind group camp

Looking for a place for your next family reunion? There’s a new option that opened this summer at Lake Bemidji State Park. The Lavinia Group Camp can accommodate up to 50 people.   The site, which rents for $200/night is designed for both tent camping …

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