Tag: Webinar Recording

Webinar: Friends Groups & Volunteer Appreciation Events

Details Hear from Friends Group leaders Jon Slock (Gateway Brown's Creek Trail Association) and Tony Manzara (Friends of Sunfish Lake Park) about holding successful volunteer appreciation events. More Webinar Recordings
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October 25, 2023

Webinar: Habitat Restoration Panel

Details Friends Group leaders Steve Dietz (Frontenac) and Beth Hayden (Gateway), with long-distance assistance from Gitchi-Gami Trail Association's Michelle Pierson, provide advice to prospective Friends Group applicants for P&TC's 2024 grant round. More Webinar Recordings
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Webinar: Invasive Species of Minnesota

Details Hear from Laura Van Riper, Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator for the Minnesota DNR, about some of the most concerning invasive plants and animals in the state, as well as what the average citizen can do to counter them. More Webinar Recordings
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March 2, 2023

Webinar: Partnering with Youth Groups

Details Hear from Tony Manzara (Friends of Lake Elmo's Sunfish Lake Park) and Jill Beim (Friends of Tettegouche State Park) about their group's experiences partnering with youth groups. More Webinar Recordings
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December 8, 2022

Webinar: Understanding Minnesota’s Changing Climate

Details Hear from Dr. Kenneth Blumenfeld, a climate scientist with Minnesota’s State Climatology Office, as he breaks down trends in regional climate, including winter warming, changes in precipitation, and how these changes relate to places around the globe. More Webinar Recordings
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November 1, 2022

2023 Habitat Restoration Grants: An Overview

Details Hear from Phoebe Ward, Friends Group Program Manager, as she goes over the 2023 Habitat Restoration grant program, including updated application deadlines, eligible restoration activities, and questions to ask during the planning process. More Webinar Recordings
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August 18, 2022

Webinar: Heritage Interpretation 101

Details Melissa Peterson, Interpretive Programs Manager for the Minnesota Historical Society, provides an overview of the theory surrounding heritage interpretation. More Webinar Recordings
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August 17, 2022

Webinar: Park Rx

Details Hear from Sara Holger and Jay McLaren about their efforts to implement Park Rx programming at Whitewater State Park. More Webinar Recordings
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January 26, 2022

Special Events

Details One way that friends groups engage community members is through special events. These events provide people with a connection to the park or trail, they may help raise funds for the group, and they promote the stewardship work the friends group provides. Hear from ...
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November 9, 2021

Habitat Restoration

November 2021: Q&A Tune in to this Q&A session to learn about the 2022 grant program and the types of projects it will fund. January 2021: Webinar Learn from a DNR expert about how friends groups can support restoration projects in parks and trails and ...
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August 12, 2021

Photo Contests

Details Photo contests are a great way for friends groups to engage their members and offer an opportunity for photographers to showcase their skills. Watch this webinar to hear about some photo contest best practices and learn from some friends groups who conduct photo contests ...
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July 14, 2021

Land Acquisition

Details Land acquisition is one way that Parks & Trails Council helps to preserve and protect public lands in Minnesota. And, friends groups can help! Join this webinar to better understand how P&TC approaches land acquisition and learn how your friends group can support these ...
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February 25, 2021

Small Grants

Details Dig into the basics of small grants, from where to look for them, how they work, and what they can help you accomplish. Hear from Friends of the Jackson County Trails on their approach to getting grants—they share a lot of lessons learned! More ...
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October 29, 2020

Fundraise & Recruit Members, A Case Study

Details Hear from Glendalough Park Partners about a project they implemented—an expanded mailing to celebrate the 100th issue of their newsletter and to invite folks to become a member of their friends group. More Webinar Recordings
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October 7, 2020

Membership Tracking Template

Details This virtual training shows how to use the membership data tracking template. Download the Excel template and walk through how to enter, evaluate, and export data. More Webinar Recordings
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