Meet our Friends Group Partner

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is proud to act as the fiscal sponsor for
Friends of Nerstrand Big Woods State Park.

As 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 Nerstrand Big Woods

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A community organization devoted to preserving and enhancing the experience of Nerstrand Big Woods State Park. This group seeks to:

  • Sustain the natural beauty and ecology of the park
  • Support interpretive and environmental education programs of the park
  • Advocate for the park
  • Promote awareness of the park’s resources
  • Provide volunteers and support when needed

Friends Since

2013

Group walking through prairie and looking at plants
The friends help to organize events throughout the year, like this prairie hike
Friends standing by newly installed park bench
The friends work to add visitor amenities like this bench
Wooden sign says

Friends of Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

Events

Group walking through prairie and looking at plants

A Walk in the Big Woods

Wed, Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

September 15, 2021
3pm-4pm

monarch on milkweed flower

Butterfly Walk

Sat, Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

August 28, 2021
1pm-2:30pm

Webinar: Friends Groups & Photo Contests

Thu, Aug 12 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

August 12, 2021
3:30pm-4:30pm

Webinar: Friends Groups & Nature Play Areas

Wed, Aug 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, August 19
4pm-5pm

Candles along path in snow

Candlelight Ski/Snowshoe/Walk

Sat, Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday, February 1
5pm-8pm

Friends of Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

News

Friends of Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

Our Partner Grant Project

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

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