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MN DNR volunteer opportunities

by Doug Leier

Q: National Volunteer Week is April 612. What sort of volunteer opportunities does the DNR have to offer?

A: Volunteer opportunities vary across the state from assisting with wildlife research to cleaning rivers to playing Smokey Bear at the State Fair, to name a few. Right now the DNR is looking for volunteers to help count loons and frogs, plant trees, bait hooks at fishing clinics, build portable field desks, and search for rare wildflowers.

Volunteer positions are listed on the DNR website at www.dnr.state.mn.us/ volunteering/opps/index.html or by calling toll free 888-646-6367 .

-Rene Vail, DNR volunteer programs and state fair project manager