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May 10, 2016
News Release-HartzogAward
The National Park Service at Mississippi National River and Recreation Area has won the prestigious George and Helen Hartzog Jr. award for the most outstanding volunteer program in the entire National Park Service, beating out over 400 other National Parks in 2015.

May 10, 2016
News Release-BRJcelebrates20yrs
The National Park Service (NPS) at the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is excited to announce that the Big River Journey educational riverboat program is celebrating its 20 year anniversary. The program has served 70,000 students. Monday morning, May 2, kicked off the 28 spring Big River Journey field trips. The field trip Tuesday, May 10 will be a special cruise departing from Padelford Landing, Harriet Island. Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Superintendent John Anfinson of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area will welcome students from Capitol Hill Magnet School at 9:15 a.m.

April 01, 2016
News Release-LiftEveryVoice
The National Park Service at the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is pleased to announce that the Bright Star Touring Theater will present an original play Lift Every Voice: The Black Experience in the Heartland on April 12, 2016 at Capitol Hill Magnet School in Saint Paul. Two performances will be presented for nearly 1,000 students in grades 4-8.

March 31, 2016
News Release-FireManagementPlan
The National Park Service (NPS) is soliciting public input on the proposed development of fire management plans for 27 park units nationwide, including the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.


Dec 6 2006
Student River-Art Show And Award Ceremony at Science Museum of Minnesota

Dec 6 2006
Two Bloomington Public School Students Winners in Big River Art Contest

Dec 6 2006
Ten St. Paul Students Winners in Big River Art Contest

Dec 3 2006
Three Anoka-Hennepin District Students Winners in Big River Art Contest

Oct 24 2006
National Park Service Extends Comment Period for Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Oct 3 2006
Bald Eagle Day at the Mississippi River Visitor Center, St. Paul, MN

Aug 22 2006
National Park Service Hosts Trail-building Experts from Subaru of America, Inc.

Aug 22 2006
National Park Rangers Talkin' Trash

Aug 18 2006
Release of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Disposition of the Former Bureau of Mines Twin Cities Research Center Main Campus Hennepin County, Minnesota

May 31 2006
Rangers Along the River: Better than Video Games!

May 16 2006
Bike the Mississippi River with a Park Ranger this Summer!

May 15 2006
Enjoy Winning Student River Art At North Mississippi Regional Park

May 15 2006
Explore The River With Mighty Mississippi Discovery Backpacks!

May 9 2006
The River Plays Trump: River education trips for Twin Cities' students are re-routed due to high water on the Mississippi River

Apr 24 2006
School Children Embark On "Big River Journey"

Apr 14 2006
National Park Week Celebrated in St. Paul

Mar 17 2006
National ParkService Revises Planning Schedule. Public review of Draft Environment Impact Statement for former Bureau of Mines Property

Jan 23 2006
National Park Service Grants $145,000 for Trail Work

Last updated: April 1, 2016

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