Spring 2019 Events Are Open!
Restoration events are specifically focused on one or multiple restoration activities. Educational topics are woven into these events, but the main goal is to conduct restoration work. These events are divided into public and private events. Public events are generally larger and are, as the name implies, open to the general public. This means that there could be a wide range of ages and audiences that a supervisor could work with – from corporate groups, to schools, to families, to individuals. Private events, on the other hand, are geared toward one specific group of volunteers – a corporation, a school, a community group, etc. Private events are typically smaller than public events and help to supplement GRG funding to provide additional restoration needs at our project sites. Required: completion of the Volunteer Supervisor Training for Restoration Programs. Learn More >
Field Learning for Teens events are geared toward getting teenage students outside to get their hands dirty and learn about the importance of natural spaces. Required: completion of the Volunteer Supervisor Training for School Programs. Learn More >
Open Restoration Events
PUBLIC: Summer Restoration
Talahi Woods, St. Cloud
Saturday, July 20, 9:00am to 12:00pm (supervisors arrive at 8:00am!)
Supervisors Needed: 12 (of 15)
Food Provided? Yes
Come supervise volunteers from the St. Cloud community and MPR members alongside MPR hosts and staff in this event celebrating MPR Water Month. We will be busting buckthorn and other invasive plants from Talahi Woods, near Riverside Park in St. Cloud, MN. Talahi Woods is a 23-acre oak forest, adjacent to a recreational city park. We intend to work with approximately 150 MPR (Minnesota Public Radio – The Current, MPR News, MPR Classical) employees and community members to bust some buckthorn out of Talahi Woods, a new City of St. Cloud park!
Partners & Funders: Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media, The Water Main, City of St. Cloud.