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Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, 218-283-6670
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN: Voyageurs National Park and its nonprofit partner Voyageurs National Park Association are hosting the annual Volunteer Rendezvous - a two-day weekend of volunteering and fun activities.
This year, volunteers will assist with an important effort to collect native plant seed for part of a multi-year wetland restoration effort aimed at removing invasive cattails and restoring biodiversity throughout the park. The goal is to collect 300 pounds of wild rice seed and up to 50 pounds of sedge and rush seed, all which will be distributed at sites recently cleared of cattails throughout the park.
Join us on Friday, September 15, Saturday, September 16, or both days. Work days usually last from 9am to 3pm with a lunch break. People of all ages and skills are welcome to attend, and experience is not required. National Park Service staff will provide you with the tools and training required to make a positive impact on the park. We’ll end the weekend with a volunteer appreciation dinner and boat tour Saturday night.
Space is limited, so register early! Go online at voyageurs.org/volunteer or call 612-333-5424 to save your spot.
Learn more about restoring native plants in Voyageurs National Park.
Voyageurs National Park Association would like to thank the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation’s Biodiversity Fund for their support of this project.
About Voyageurs National Park Association
Voyageurs National Park Association’s mission is to connect people to Voyageurs National Park, enhance the visitor experience, and protect the park for present and future generations. VNPA is the park’s nonprofit partner, serving as the leading voice for protection and outreach, providing financial and volunteer support for recreation and conservation projects, and working together with the National Park Service to preserve the visitor experience and wild nature of Voyageurs for future generations.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.