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VNPA members only tour of Coldwater Spring

Saturday, September 14, 2013
1:00-2:30 pm

Join Voyageurs National Park Association and our partner the Mississippi River Fund for a nature and history walk at Coldwater Spring, a new site within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Coldwater is considered to be Minnesota’s first American settlement, and the park blends history and nature. The National Park Service is restoring Coldwater to an oak savanna prairie. VNPA staff will also provide a brief update on our current work to protect and promote Voyageurs National Park.

Coldwater Spring is at 5601 Minnehaha Park Drive South; between Minnehaha Regional Park and Fort Snelling State Park.
From Highway 55, turn east onto 54th Street and then take an immediate right onto Minnehaha Park Drive South. Drive to the end of the road, and you will come to what appears to be a circular cul du sac. Continue through this and to your left you will see the entrance sign for Coldwater Spring.

RSVP to, 612-333-5424


Fall Volunteer Rendezvous
September 27-28, 2013

Go to our Volunteer Rendezvous website for details and registration.

Each fall, Voyageurs National Park Association and the National Park Service host the Volunteer Rendezvous, a two-day volunteer blitz in Voyageurs National Park. People of all ages and skills are welcome to attend – no experience necessary. National Park Service staff will provide you with the tools and training required to make a positive impact on the park.

The Volunteer Rendezvous isn’t all work and no play! We have several fun activities planned, including a boat tour, appreciation dinner, canoeing, and a “Ghosts of Voyageurs” night hike.

The Rendezvous provides a great opportunity to get involved at Minnesota’s national park, meet Park Service staff and see the park in a whole new way. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for one or both days. Projects often include restoration, planting, invasive species removal or trail clearing.








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126 North 3rd Street, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: (612) 333-5424
Fax: (612) 339-4731

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VNPA is proud to be a leading partner with Voyageurs National Park. Click here to visit their National Park Service website.
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