Landscape photo of the Whitewater valley with fall color bluffs
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Matching Fund Challenge

$20,000 dollar-for-dollar match

Thank you to the following members who generously created the fund:
Dick Brainerd
Bob Erickson
Brett Feldman
Louise Fester
Gail Fiskewold
Chris Howard
Peter Seed

Your Support will be DOUBLED and help to:

From atop bluff on land acquired
From atop the bluff we acquired in 2017 and are working to add to the park
Three men putting trash in dumpster
Sibley State Park Improvement Association members cleaning up the land we added to the park in 2018

Acquire Critical Land

Magnificent waterfalls, native prairies, clear lakes and pristine forests are the natural treasures we’ve inherited in Minnesota and that we work to preserve and keep accessible for the public’s benefit. To that end, our supporters have enabled us to acquire nearly 10,000 acres to become part of the world-class system of parks and trails in Minnesota.

Your support today continues this work as we partner in incorporating the 159 acres of majestic oak savanna that we bought last year to become part of Frontenac State Park. And your support will make the next critical piece possible to preserve for a park or trail.

Giving Voice to Parks and Trails at the Capitol

Every year, Minnesota’s legislators make decisions that effect the vitality of our parks and trails now and for the future. We ensure those decision makers understand the many issues facing our outdoor recreation legacy.

We are the voice for these special places and we need your support to make that voice even stronger.

Group of volunteers by St. Croix River and garbage they cleaned up
Friends of Wild River State Park organize clean up events for the park

Foster a Community of Caretakers

We work with and support the efforts of volunteer Friends Groups to care for parks and trails across Minnesota. They are the people on the ground helping to organize clean ups, fundraise for new amenities, and provide citizen input into the management of Minnesota’s parks and trails.