Meet our Friends Group Partner

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

Pinpoint of Whitewater State Park on MN mapMission

Education, fundraising and other activities to sustain the organization’s vision and goals for Whitewater State Park and sustaining the park’s ecology, natural beauty and cultural history.

Friends Since


Friends assist with a park event
Volunteer with Friends of Whitewater State Park talks at our Day on the Hill event
Friends of Whitewater State Park at P&TC's Day on the Hill
Friends of Whitewater gather for dinner in park lodge
Friends gather for dinner

Friends of Whitewater State Park


buckthorn leaves

HOP: Citizen Science

February 9, 2022

DNR conservation officers and their K-9 partners

HOP Into the Park: MnDNR K-9 Program

December 8, 2021

Rolling river

Webinar: Whitewater River Watershed

August 11, 2021

sunrise over lake superior

Here Comes the Sun

July 14, 2021

Scavenger Hunt Banner

2021 Scavenger Hunts

June 1 – September 12, 2021

fisher in a tree

Webinar: Fishers in Minnesota

June 9, 2021
10am – 11:30am

Baby raccoon

Webinar: Keeping Wild Families Together

May 12, 2021

field of bison

Webinar: Bison Conservation at Oxbow Park

April 14, 2021

Webinar: Bluebirding 101

March 10, 2021

Webinar: The Golden Eagle Project

January 13, 2021

snowy creek with animal tracks on bank

Webinar: A Dream Job at Oxbow Park

December 16, 2020

Owl looking over back to camera

Webinar: An Owl Soap Opera

November 18, 2020

atop a cliff looking over valley

5th Annual Photo Contest

Entries accepted until:
November 30, 2020

Screenshot of template for membership tracking

Web Training: Membership Tracking Template

Join Ashley Pethan, Friends Group Coordinator, to walk through the newly developed template for tracking friends group memberships. In response to requests from friends groups, P&TC worked to develop a spreadsheet template, a tool for friends groups to help track their membership. During this session, ...
yellow flower with bee

Webinar: Citizen Science

September 16, 2020

trees tunks blanketed in snow

Centennial Event: Winter Celebration

Saturday, December 21

Landscape photo of the Whitewater valley with fall color bluffs

Geology Gathering

October 17-19, 2019
Various event times

Friends of Whitewater State Park


Friends of Whitewater State Park

Our Partner Grant Project

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

Friends of Whitewater State Park

Our Partner Land Projects

Whitewater State Park Land Projects

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is honored to have worked with Friends of Whitewater State Park on land acquisition.

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