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DNR Q & A: What sort of volunteer opportunities does the DNR have to offer?
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:
Q. National Volunteer Week is April 6–12. 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.
— Renée Vail, DNR volunteer programs and state fair project manager
For more information, call the DNR information line at 296-6157 or go to the DNR Web site at www.dnr.state.mn.us.