Community Engagement

Voyageurs National Park Association works to increase awareness of Voyageurs National Park. Our vision is that Voyageurs is a celebrated National Park locally and nationally, enjoyed and supported by a large and diverse community, leaving its wild character unimpaired for future generations. VNPA has helped:

➤ Coordinate special outreach and events to help our park celebrate the Centennial anniversary of the National Park Service, inspire community engagement, and connect new visitors to Voyageurs. VNPA has hosted and supported special events at REI, Midwest Mountaineering, Surly and other local breweries, the Minnesota Twins’ Target Field, Canoeacopia in Madison, WI, and the Minnesota State Fair.

➤ Support media and tourism relations. VNPA is building a strong bridge between the park and Explore Minnesota Tourism resulting in opportunities like CheckPoint Minnesota and a new website: exploreminnesota.com/nationalparks. We recently assisted with media stories by the Star Tribune, Kare 11, and BBC Travel.

➤ Commission renowned landmark artist Mark Herman to create a special Voyageurs art print series.

➤ Connect kids to the park. VNPA has helped connect over 2,600 elementary students to the park through school field trip grants and empowered over 100 Minnesota high school students through the National Park Teen Ambassador program.