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Friends of Whitewater

kids wading in the river with nets
October 25, 2019
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Getting more kids outside through youth engagement grants

Three more friends groups will be getting kids to their state parks for field trips, with support from grants issued by Parks & Trails Council. One of the biggest barriers that schools and youth groups face with getting kids outdoors and going on field trips ...
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volunteers planting trees
July 25, 2019
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Working with Friends to improve landscapes at seven state parks

Trees, trees, trees! Earlier this spring, volunteers, young and old, could be found with shovels in hand at seven state parks—Blue Mounds, Lake Bemidji, Minneopa, Sibley, Tettegouche, and Whitewater—where they were planting and protecting trees (and shrubs) in key areas of the landscape.
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Oak savanna restoration project tree planting on June 2, 2018
March 15, 2019
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P&TC Issues Grants to Seven Friends Groups to Complete Habitat Restoration Projects

Seven volunteer-led friends groups will implement habitat restoration projects at state parks this year, with support from the Minnesota DNR and funds issued by Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota (P&TC). The projects include planting trees, protecting young saplings, and diversifying tree canopy.
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January 7, 2019
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Whitewater State Park Turns 100 – Time to Celebrate!

From Friends of Whitewater State Park Mark your calendars—2019 is going to be a busy year at Whitewater. To celebrate the park's 100th birthday, Friends of Whitewater State Park is working with the DNR to organize and facilitate a series of events. Each month features ...
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March 2, 2017
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DNR highlights new parks and trails offerings for 2017

New offerings come after record number of visitors utilize state’s parks and trails system in 2016; DNR seeks moderate fee increases to support increased demand for parks and trails maintenance and services. A variety of new experiences await visitors to Minnesota state parks and trails in 2017. For example, you can:
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February 24, 2017
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Volunteer naturalists with a passion for Whitewater

Since re-forming the Friends of Whitewater State Park a few years ago, this group of volunteers have found many ways to put their knowledge and appreciation for the park’s natural resources to use.
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