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ADV - NPLD USFWS Rapids Lake Unit - Carver

NPLD USFWS Rapids Lake Unit - Carver website

15865 Rapids Lake Road
Carver, MN 55315

National Public Lands Day 2023 is a statewide event that provides unique opportunities for Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteers to participate in our largest single day of service. Locations across the state will have MNats and others out helping to make Minnesota a better place!

Friends and family are welcome to participate, but must be registered to participate. Everyone will sign a photo release upon site registration. All participants will receive a free NPLD water bottle as a thank you for participating.

This is the kick off for this project that we will be featuring for the next 2 years. It is intended to be the featured volunteer project for our 20th Anniversary of the Minnesota Master Naturalist Program in 2025. We are looking to create many unique and special opportunities at this site! Come out and help us kick this off! Minnesota Master Naturalist and FWS staff will be present on site. The FWS biological staff will give a presentation at lunch of the work being done at the Rapids Lake Unit. And what the future plans and goals are for the site. Come out to learn a little and work a little! Invasive species removal of buckthorn, woody invasives on the prairie, clearing out the area around an old barn foundation. Hauling and stacking woody material for removal. We will need several photographers to help document this project. Site preparation for winter snow seeding. There will be work for people of all physical abilities that day. We will provide lunch for participants. Please let us know of any special dietary needs so that we can accommodate!

Please bring water, gloves, wear sturdy boots/shoes, long pants, bug spray, sunscreen.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Amy Rager

Amy received a BA in Elementary Education from the College of St. Scholastica and a MEd in Environmental Leadership and Learning from the University of MN. She has worked for cooperative extension for 30+ years in various positions, but has always tied her work to the environment. Amy has been a part of the Minnesota Master Naturalist program since it's beginnings in 2005. She is a native Minnesotan, from the Duluth area. She has always loved the outdoors and enjoys sharing her love and knowledge with others.

Sarah Inouye-Leas

Sponsor Information

University of MN Extension

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