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NRM Turtle

Natural Resources Volunteers help monitor or survey designated wildlife populations or habitat such as songbirds, raptors, turtles, dragonflies, butterfly larvae, invasive plants and others as needed.

Winter volunteer opportunities are fewer than spring-fall opportunities. Most winter needs revolve around invasive plant monitoring and management.

Natural Resources Monitors
observe and record data on numbers, health and behavior of wildlife or plant populations on a pre-set trail or area. May include cleaning and repairing of nesting boxes. Basic skill level required.

Natural Resources Surveyors search for wildlife or plant populations, nests, etc. May involve mapping, use of GPS or tracking devices, and ability to accurately identify targeted species. Prior knowledge and advanced skill level required.

Locations may include:

  • Crow-Hassan Park Reserve (Rogers)
  • Elm Creek Park Reserve (Maple Grove)
  • Eagle Lake or French Regional Parks (Plymouth)
  • Noerenberg Gardens (Orono)
  • Baker Parke Reserve (Maple Plain)
  • Carver Park Reserve (Victoria)
  • Gale Woods Farm (Minnetrista)
  • Hyland Park Reserve (Bloomington)
  • Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve (Savage)
  • Silverwood Park (St. Anthony)

For more information on volunteering with Three Rivers, visit our web site at www.threeriversparks.org/volunteer or contact the Volunteer Office at 763-559-6706, volunteer@threeriversparks.org.

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About Three Rivers Park District


Administrative Center, 3000 Xenium Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55441, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Three Rivers Park District is to promote environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural resources-based park system.


Volunteers help to make the Park District a fun, safe, educational environment for people of all ages, interests and abilities. Volunteers may be involved with nature, cultural history, recreation and farm programs; site enhancement; events; golf course; public safety; and, natural resources management. Groups may help clean up the parks or perform other tasks that are appropriate for the size and age of the group. Check out the current newsletter at ThreeRiversParks/volunteer.


Animals, Environment


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Multiple locations Minneapolis, MN 55441



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • at least one full season
  • able to navigate outdoors (potentially off trail); able to lift, pull, squat, bend, and other physical abilities; able to work individually without direct supervision

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