Volunteers Pitch In on National Trails Day

Voyageurs National Park Association and 22 volunteers celebrated National Trails Day at Voyageurs with a full day of hard work and fun on the Locator Lake Trail. Volunteers cleared the entire two miles of the Locator Lake Trail, removed 14 unused sign posts, repaired a canoe rack, and removed three fallen […]

Top Ten List for a Safe and Enjoyable Vacation at Voyageurs National Park

By Law Enforcement Park Ranger – Kevin Grossheim July brings boating, sunshine, swimming, and marks the arrival of summer. People from all across Minnesota and the country are preparing for their great American vacations. If that vacation involves heading to Voyageurs National Park then watercraft preparations, campsite reservations, and supplies […]

The Greening of Voyageurs National Park

By Bill Carlson, Voyageurs National Park’s Facility Manager In everyday life, Americans are inundated with slogans in newspapers, the internet, radio, billboards, and television. Many of these slogans are about maintaining and keeping a healthy environment. Do any of these sound familiar to you? “Go Green,”, “Reduce Your Carbon Footprint,” […]

Voyageurs National Park Bald Eagle Survey Directs Changes in Site Closures

Voyageurs National Park biologists conducted a second bald eagle occupancy survey to check on the status of occupied breeding territories and search for late incubating pairs. The park follows the recommended conservation management actions of the Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle Management Act (16 U.S.C. 668-668c, 1940 as amended). Each […]

New Agreement Requires Minnesota’s Dirtiest Power Plant to Curb Pollution

Clean air advocates say more steps are necessary to reduce Xcel Energy’s Sherco coal plant pollution that harms community health, national parks, wilderness Today clean air advocates announced an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Northern States Power Company (NSP, a subsidiary of Xcel Energy) to require its […]