Impact of Volunteers at Voyageurs National Park

Impact of Past Volunteer Rendezvous Events



In 2013, the 8th annual Volunteer Rendezvous brought 37 volunteers from all over Minnesota to the park to contribute a combined total of 298 hours of service. They completed two key projects, clearing a hiking trail and improving an overgrown cross-country ski trail. Here are some pictures from the event.
In 2012, the group logged 200 hours working on 3 miles of trails and planting over 600 plants. The group helped complete on-the-ground projects at several locations of the park. Staff, volunteers and partners celebrated their hard work with a celebration dinner at Sha Sha Resort.
In 2011, over 30 volunteers teamed up with National Park Service staff to plant trees, shrubs and wildflowers that have cultural and medicinal significance in Ojibwe tradition and are native to Voyageurs’ ecosystem. These plants are a part of the park’s newest educational destination, an ethno-botanical garden at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center. The group logged over 300 hours on the project.