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We will contact you after receiving your application. I look forward to talking with you in greater detail! Tom Ibsen National Park Ranger / Volunteers-In-Parks Manager Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead National Park Service Mississippi National River and Recreation Area 111 East Kellogg Boulevard Suite 105 Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-1256 phone: 651.290.3030 ext. 233 fax: 651.290.3214 Explore the Mississippi River at www.nps.gov/miss Learn more about how to help the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area by visiting the Mississippi River Fund at www.missriverfund.org

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Volunteers-In-Parks Opportunities EDUCATION Riverboat Programs:Volunteers join Park Rangers during educational riverboat programs on the Mississippi River for students called Birding Boat, Big River Journey and Journey to the Falls. Volunteers assist one day a week for either the four week spring season or three week fall schedule. Trips depart from St. Paul and Minneapolis on weekdays. Archeology dig and other land-based opportunities are also available through these programs. Bike with a Ranger:Volunteers and Park Rangers lead groups of up to 20 bicyclists along Mississippi River trails in St. Paul and Minneapolis while learning about the natural and human history of the area. Trips take place on Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Volunteers sign up for an average of 1-2 rides per month. Mississippi River Visitor Center:Volunteers assist visitors as they learn about the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, the entire Mississippi River and America’s National Park areas inside the Science Museum of Minnesota. Volunteers choose from day, evening and weekend weekly shifts.

Program Development:Volunteers work with staff to develop and promote programs at the Visitor Center and throughout the park. This flexible position can be done at home or at the Visitor Center and can focus on special projects or longer term activities. Become a Mascot: Help deliver the park’s messages to children as Freddie the Flathead Catfish. Freddie does not speak but is accompanied by a Park Ranger who speaks for him. Join a pool of volunteers who sign up for appearances on a first come basis. Volunteers average one performance per month. Special Events:Volunteers work with Park Rangers at special events along the river. Events include the WaterShed Tent, Big River Art Contest, Children’s Water Festival and more! Volunteers sign up for the events that best fit their schedule. NEW! River Ambassador:Share your knowledge of the park and the entire Mississippi River with visitors along the downtown Minneapolis riverfront from Mill City Museum to the Stone Arch Bridge and Mill Ruins Park. Volunteers may assist an average of 1-2 times per month on Saturdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day. UNDER DEVELOPMENT! Trail Guide: Trail guides will provide biking and walking visitors with basic information about the Mississippi River and the local area on trails at park sites along the river. NATURAL RESOURCE Trail Reporter:Volunteers report on trail conditions and unique natural history observations to prepare for Bike with a Ranger rides. Volunteers conduct their report anytime 2-3 days prior to the scheduled ride date. Trail Reporters average 1-2 rides per month. Habitat Restoration Education Program:Join a volunteer crew to remove invasive plants, install native trees and plants or assist in river corridor clean-ups while learning about many of the unique historic and natural stories of the Mississippi River. Volunteers work at their own pace and ability in scenic settings throughout the year. This program provides an excellent introduction to the Mississippi River and our local National Park and allows great flexibility in scheduling. Volunteers sign up for the location and dates that work for them. Talk to us about scheduling a customized program for your group service project. Restoration Crew Leader:Volunteers are trained to work in pairs supervising 15-20 volunteers in habitat restoration projects throughout the summer. Crew leaders lead an average of one weekend or weekday event per month. NEW! Seed Starters:Volunteers will grow native plants from seed at home and return to a restoration site on specified days throughout the growing season to plant their seedlings. Volunteers can also provide their plants for others to plant. Groups can grow plants in their workplace, school or retirement complex using grow lights loaned by the National Park Service. Spring and summer season opportunities are available. NEW! Adopt-a-Restoration:Individual and group volunteers will help maintain newly planted native plants over the course of their first growing season. This new position will help ensure the success of our habitat restoration projects. RESEARCH AND SUPPORT Volunteer Program Assistant: Volunteers can assist in many aspects of the VIP program from database management, recruiting and retention, program development, training and outreach. Volunteers help in the office or from home in helping to increase the number of people that can participate in the program.

Digital and Library Resource Area:Learn about the Mississippi River while assisting with the storage of digital and print resources. Volunteers work from the park headquarters to manage and maintain the extensive cache of images. Research:Help the National Park Service develop baseline research to assist in cultural and natural preservation and to enhance educational programming. Volunteers assist the park historian and park rangers during special projects about a myriad of subjects. Photography: Enjoy park programs and events while documenting the activities for use in publications and other media. Cameras are provided. Volunteers sign up for dates based on their availability. Internships: Formal and informal internship experiences are available in all aspects of park programming. Internships are available for high school and college students or individuals looking to gain additional experience. Internships average 5-12 hours a week depending on the position. Come Join Us! Contact 651-290-3030 x233 or miss_volunteer@nps.gov to learn how you can get to know the Mississippi River as a VIP! VOLUNTEERS-IN-PARKS UPDATE APRIL 2009 Mississippi National River and Recreation Area 111 E. Kellogg Blvd. Suite 105 Saint Paul, MN 55101 To volunteer for any volunteer position or for more information about the VIP Program, contact miss_volunteer@nps.gov or (651) 290-3030 ext. 233. Please circulate this email to friends, families or other interested parties. Please save paper and only print the portions you need! URGENT! SPECIAL EVENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR EARTH DAY Wednesday, April 22 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Various 2-3 hours shifts available) Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley Join Park Rangers in helping with a new Junior Ranger program at the Minnesota Zoo. Volunteers will help with an interactive table. Volunteers are also needed to portray the park’s mascot, Freddie the Flathead Catfish. Volunteers will receive entrance to the Zoo and will be able to explore the zoo on their breaks. Volunteers should enjoy environmental education and talking with people. Please contact miss_volunteer@nps.gov or (651) 290-3030 ext. 233 at your earliest convenience. FEATURED HABITAT RESTORATION PROGRAM! Saturday, April 25 1:00-4:00 PM Crosby Farm Regional Park, St. Paul Join us for our first spring habitat restoration program of the year. Located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, Crosby Farm Regional Park contains a wide variety of spring wildflowers native to

Minnesota including bloodroot, trout lily, columbine, and Jack-in-the-Pulpit. Participants of all ages can help remove garlic mustard, a non-native plant that threatens to replace the spring natives while meeting others from the community. Crosby Farm is an excellent spot to look for migrating birds! To volunteer for any volunteer position or for more information about the VIP Program, contact miss_volunteer@nps.gov or (651) 290-3030 ext. 233. NEWS AND NEW INFORMATION WATCH THE NEW PARK MOVIE ONLINE! Visit www.youtube.com/nationalparkserviceand look for the Mississippi National River video. This highquality professional video will inspire you to learn more about America’s River! NATIONAL PARK TRIP PLANNER SERIES Thursdays, April 16 and 23 7:00-8:00 PM Where: Mississippi River Visitor Center, St. Paul Stop in anytime during April and plan your summer vacation with National Park Rangers from the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Park Rangers will be available to help you plan your trip to NPS sites throughout the United States—from monuments, battlefields, natural wonders, and historic sites. Get information and advice about lodging, camping, family activities, regulations, sightseeing and other recreation opportunities. Be sure to check out one of the special presentations each Thursday at 7:00 pm in April. Grand Canyon and other National Parks of the Southwest - April 16 Recreation on the Mississippi River - April 23 While you’re at the program, enter to win a prize drawing sponsored by the Mississippi River Fund and REI! For more information, visit www.missriverfund.org MISSISSIPPI RIVER FORUM Friday, April 24 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul Join others whose work influences the Mississippi River in Minnesota. Learn about issues impacting the Mississippi, and make sure other decision makers understand your perspective. The workshop will conclude with a keynote address luncheon with Don Shelby (WCCO News). There is no charge for the workshop but the luncheon will cost $15. Workshop topics include: Bacteria in the Mississippi River, Wildlife research and trends, Emerging contaminants, and Connections between land use and water quality Find out more at www.nps.gov/miss/naturescience/riverforum.htm or contact Lark Weller to register at lark_weller@nps.gov or (651) 290-3030 ext. 304. VOLUNTEER BICYCLE PROGRAMS

BIKE WITH A RANGER Thursdays and Saturdays 9:30 AM-1:30 PM. Saturdays, June through September and Thursdays, June through August. Volunteers help Park Rangers lead 8-12 mile biking tours over 2-3 hours in St. Paul, Minneapolis and the Coon Rapids Dam area. New this year will be a Minneapolis route and Thursday daytime rides. On the Thursday rides we plan to offer free bicycles for participant use! Park Rangers will provide short interpretive programs at several stops along the route. Volunteers help the group stay together, informally share information with the group while riding, and may conduct stops if interested. Volunteers will assist with 1-2 rides per month. BIKE TRAIL REPORTER Trail reporters help improve the safety of the Bike with a Ranger program. Volunteers ride or hike the 8 to 12 mile Bike with a Ranger routes a few days prior to the ride to assess trail conditions and email the lead Park Ranger with their results. Each trail assessment ride will take 1-2 hours depending on your riding speed. Trail reporters will conduct approximately 3 trail assessments each season depending on their interest and availability. Ride times and dates are flexible as long as they are conducted within three days of the Bike with a Ranger ride. HABITAT RESTORATION PROGRAMS Studies indicate that Americans are spending less and less time exploring the world outside their windows. Volunteers are invited to participate in fun and educational habitat restoration events most Saturday mornings throughout from spring through fall. Volunteers learn about the Mississippi River and its resources through programs while improving the health of the river habitats we value. Come meet other members of the community while you make a direct impact in the health of the Mississippi River. Meet new friends, improve local habitat and see some beautiful areas of the Twin Cities. Volunteers of many abilities and ages will find projects that will fit their needs and interests in their own neighborhoods. The National Park Service works with partner organizations to restore and enhance natural areas by removing invasive plants which decrease natural diversity along the Mississippi River. Programs take place at a variety of natural areas including Mounds Park, Crosby Farm, Lilydale, Coon Rapids Dam and more. Call to sign up for a program date that fits your schedule and needs. Family group are encouraged to participate and special programs may be requested for groups of ten or more. Upcoming Program Dates: Saturday, May 2 9:00 AM - Noon Indian Mounds Regional Park, St. Paul Remove garlic mustard plants that threaten to replace our native spring wildflowers. This park is undergoing a dramatic transformation as oak woodlands are being restored. Come see the changes! Sunday, May 3 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Shifts are flexible.) Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Coon Rapids Help participate in a large tree planting restore the prairie around Cenaiko Lake at Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park by planting flower and grass plugs. This event is fun for all ages! Visit the newly Saturday, May 9 9:00 AM - Noon

Crosby Farm Regional Park Remove garlic mustard and other offenders from a recent bluff top prairie planting. Saturday, May 16 9:00 AM - Noon Indian Mounds Regional Park, St. Paul Remove garlic mustard plants that threaten to replace our native spring wildflowers. This park is undergoing a dramatic transformation as oak woodlands are being restored. Come see the changes! To volunteer for any volunteer position or for more information about the VIP Program, contact miss_volunteer@nps.gov or (651) 290-3030 ext. 233. PARTNER EVENTS Join Friends of the Mississippi River for an evening garlic mustard pull in a neighborhood near you! Preregistration required. Register with sue at srich@fmr.orgor 651-222-2193 x14. Be sure to tell her you are a National Park Service Volunteer! Thursday, April 30 5:30-7:30 PM 35th St/ Mississippi River Pkwy, Minneapolis Wednesday, May 6, 2009 6:00-8:00 PM Crosby Farm Regional Park, St. Paul Volunteers at the May 6 event will be asked to sign a Pledge to Pull, promising to remove garlic mustard in Crosby Park for a total of eight hours before June 1.

VOLUNTEERS-IN-PARKS UPDATE APRIL 2009 Mississippi National River and Recreation Area 111 E. Kellogg Blvd. Suite 105 Saint Paul, MN 55101 To volunteer for any volunteer position or for more information about the VIP Program, contact miss_volunteer@nps.gov or (651) 290-3030 ext. 233. Please circulate this email to friends, families or other interested parties. Please save paper and only print the portions you need! URGENT! SPECIAL EVENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR EARTH DAY Wednesday, April 22 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Various 2-3 hours shifts available) Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley

Join Park Rangers in helping with a new Junior Ranger program at the Minnesota Zoo. Volunteers will help with an interactive table. Volunteers are also needed to portray the park’s mascot, Freddie the Flathead Catfish. Volunteers will receive entrance to the Zoo and will be able to explore the zoo on their breaks. Volunteers should enjoy environmental education and talking with people. Please contact miss_volunteer@nps.gov or (651) 290-3030 ext. 233 at your earliest convenience. FEATURED HABITAT RESTORATION PROGRAM! Saturday, April 25 1:00-4:00 PM Crosby Farm Regional Park, St. Paul Join us for our first spring habitat restoration program of the year. Located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, Crosby Farm Regional Park contains a wide variety of spring wildflowers native to Minnesota including bloodroot, trout lily, columbine, and Jack-in-the-Pulpit. Participants of all ages can help remove garlic mustard, a non-native plant that threatens to replace the spring natives while meeting others from the community. Crosby Farm is an excellent spot to look for migrating birds! To volunteer for any volunteer position or for more information about the VIP Program, contact miss_volunteer@nps.gov or (651) 290-3030 ext. 233. NEWS AND NEW INFORMATION WATCH THE NEW PARK MOVIE ONLINE! Visit www.youtube.com/nationalparkserviceand look for the Mississippi National River video. This highquality professional video will inspire you to learn more about America’s River! NATIONAL PARK TRIP PLANNER SERIES Thursdays, April 16 and 23 7:00-8:00 PM Where: Mississippi River Visitor Center, St. Paul Stop in anytime during April and plan your summer vacation with National Park Rangers from the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Park Rangers will be available to help you plan your trip to NPS sites throughout the United States—from monuments, battlefields, natural wonders, and historic sites. Get information and advice about lodging, camping, family activities, regulations, sightseeing and other recreation opportunities. Be sure to check out one of the special presentations each Thursday at 7:00 pm in April. Grand Canyon and other National Parks of the Southwest - April 16 Recreation on the Mississippi River - April 23 While you’re at the program, enter to win a prize drawing sponsored by the Mississippi River Fund and REI! For more information, visit www.missriverfund.org MISSISSIPPI RIVER FORUM

Friday, April 24 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul Join others whose work influences the Mississippi River in Minnesota. Learn about issues impacting the Mississippi, and make sure other decision makers understand your perspective. The workshop will conclude with a keynote address luncheon with Don Shelby (WCCO News). There is no charge for the workshop but the luncheon will cost $15. Workshop topics include: Bacteria in the Mississippi River, Wildlife research and trends, Emerging contaminants, and Connections between land use and water quality Find out more at www.nps.gov/miss/naturescience/riverforum.htm or contact Lark Weller to register at lark_weller@nps.gov or (651) 290-3030 ext. 304. VOLUNTEER BICYCLE PROGRAMS BIKE WITH A RANGER Thursdays and Saturdays 9:30 AM-1:30 PM. Saturdays, June through September and Thursdays, June through August. Volunteers help Park Rangers lead 8-12 mile biking tours over 2-3 hours in St. Paul, Minneapolis and the Coon Rapids Dam area. New this year will be a Minneapolis route and Thursday daytime rides. On the Thursday rides we plan to offer free bicycles for participant use! Park Rangers will provide short interpretive programs at several stops along the route. Volunteers help the group stay together, informally share information with the group while riding, and may conduct stops if interested. Volunteers will assist with1-2 rides per month. BIKE TRAIL REPORTER Trail reporters help improve the safety of the Bike with a Ranger program. Volunteers ride or hike the 8 to 12 mile Bike with a Ranger routes a few days prior to the ride to assess trail conditions and email the lead Park Ranger with their results. Each trail assessment ride will take 1-2 hours depending on your riding speed. Trail reporters will conduct approximately 3 trail assessments each season depending on their interest and availability. Ride times and dates are flexible as long as they are conducted within three days of the Bike with a Ranger ride. HABITAT RESTORATION PROGRAMS Studies indicate that Americans are spending less and less time exploring the world outside their windows. Volunteers are invited to participate in fun and educational habitat restoration events most Saturday mornings throughout from spring through fall. Volunteers learn about the Mississippi River and its resources through programs while improving the health of the river habitats we value. Come meet other members of the community while you make a direct impact in the health of the Mississippi River. Meet new friends, improve local habitat and see some beautiful areas of the Twin Cities. Volunteers of many abilities and ages will find projects that will fit their needs and interests in their own neighborhoods. The National Park Service works with partner organizations to restore and enhance natural areas by removing invasive plants which decrease natural diversity along the Mississippi River. Programs take place at a variety of natural areas including Mounds Park, Crosby Farm, Lilydale, Coon Rapids Dam and more.

Call to sign up for a program date that fits your schedule and needs. Family group are encouraged to participate and special programs may be requested for groups of ten or more. Upcoming Program Dates: Saturday, May 2 9:00 AM - Noon Indian Mounds Regional Park, St. Paul Remove garlic mustard plants that threaten to replace our native spring wildflowers. This park is undergoing a dramatic transformation as oak woodlands are being restored. Come see the changes! Sunday, May 3 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Shifts are flexible.) Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Coon Rapids Help participate in a large tree planting restore the prairie around Cenaiko Lake at Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park by planting flower and grass plugs. This event is fun for all ages! Visit the newly Saturday, May 9 9:00 AM - Noon Crosby Farm Regional Park Remove garlic mustard and other offenders from a recent bluff top prairie planting. Saturday, May 16 9:00 AM - Noon Indian Mounds Regional Park, St. Paul Remove garlic mustard plants that threaten to replace our native spring wildflowers. This park is undergoing a dramatic transformation as oak woodlands are being restored. Come see the changes! To volunteer for any volunteer position or for more information about the VIP Program, contact miss_volunteer@nps.gov or (651) 290-3030 ext. 233. PARTNER EVENTS Join Friends of the Mississippi River for an evening garlic mustard pull in a neighborhood near you! Preregistration required. Register with sue at srich@fmr.org or 651-222-2193 x14. Be sure to tell her you are a National Park Service Volunteer! Thursday, April 30 5:30-7:30 PM 35th St/ Mississippi River Pkwy, Minneapolis Wednesday, May 6, 2009 6:00-8:00 PM Crosby Farm Regional Park, St. Paul Volunteers at the May 6 event will be asked to sign a Pledge to Pull, promising to remove garlic mustard in Crosby Park for a total of eight hours before June 1.