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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteers Accomplish Million Acre Impact

Minnesota Master Naturalist.pngMore than one-thousand Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteers recently accomplished restoration, enhancement and interpretation service on 1 million acres of Minnesota's natural lands. Their outstanding volunteer efforts have encompassed work like wildlife monitoring, seed collection, invasive species removal, native planting, and trail improvement. After completing an initial 40-hour training course, Master Naturalist Volunteers must record at least 40-hours of service to restore, enhance or teach about Minnesota's natural landscape each year to maintain active status. Many volunteers record much more than the minimum service, some logging hundreds of hours.

We are so proud of these strong volunteers, dedicated to sustaining Minnesota's Natural Heritage. Please join us in congratulating their milestone effort.

Visit to learn more about the program. The Master Naturalist program is a joint program between the University of Minnesota Extension and MN Department of Natural Resources.

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