Tag: 2019 P&TC Grant

Nets and test kits
December 30, 2020
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Creating water quality activity kit

Friends of Lake Bemidji State Park created a water quality educational kit that will be used at the park for youth programs and activities.

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person belaying a climber
December 30, 2019
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Youth rock climbing day

Friends of Blue Mounds State Park hosted a rock climbing day for kids, including a knot tying activity.
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Woman holding out turtle to youth
December 30, 2019
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Hosting two field trips for 3rd graders

Friends of Lake Maria State Park hosted two field trips for 159 3rd graders focused on hands-on learning at the park.

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group picture on bikes back at school
December 30, 2019
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Starting a bike fleet for field trips

Gitchi-Gami Trail Association established a new bike fleet at a local school and organized the inaugural “Bike to Birches” field trip to nearby state parks.

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activity to compare weight of hummingbird
December 30, 2019
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Developing youth activity materials

Friends of Tettegouche State Park helped develop materials for a toddler time program, wind and solar energy activity, and historical fire starting kit.

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kids sitting on floor in rapt attention to the musician
December 30, 2019
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Field trip: “A Day at the Park”

Friends of Wild River State Park hosted a field trip event for local K-6 students to spend a day at the park doing various outdoor-themed activities.

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park ranger speaking outside in screenshot of video
December 30, 2019
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Acquiring video equipment

Friends of Whitewater State Park purchase video equipment to develop safe, remote educational programming for local schools.

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birds activity kit
December 30, 2019
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Assembling youth discovery kits

Friends of Minneopa State Park assembled three sets of 10 youth discovery kits—animal tracks, birds, and wildflowers.

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scout troop posing for a group picture
September 30, 2019
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Erecting deer exclosure fence

Friends of Zippel Bay State Park constructed a deer exclosure fence around 6 acres of forest to help promote forest regeneration.

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Friends volunteers install a tree cage
September 30, 2019
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Improving forest health

Friends of Tettegouche State Park installed tree cages around 11 trees to help improve long-term forest health.

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shovels and trees that are ready to be planted
September 30, 2019
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Planting native trees and shrubs

Friends of Whitewater State Park planted native trees and shrubs to improve habitat and shade.

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volunteers get ready to unload trees from trailer
September 30, 2019
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Planting and protecting trees

Friends of Minneopa planted and protected 22 trees to improve habitat and shade.

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two girls use a shovel to plant a tree
September 30, 2019
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Remove and replace ash trees

Friends of Blue Mounds State Park helped to remove and replace vulnerable ash trees, improving forest canopy and providing shade.
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Two volunteers pounding in t-posts
September 30, 2019
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Erecting deer exclosure fence

Friends of Lake Bemidji State Park installed a deer exclosure fence around 5 acres of forest to aid in forest regeneration.

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friends and youth celebrate having planted a tree
July 1, 2019
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Restoring land by cabins at Sibley

The Sibley State Park Improvement Association teamed up with students from a local charter school to remove invasive vegetation near park camper cabins. Then they planted native trees and shrubs to improve habitat and provide shade and privacy screening.
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