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DNR Volunteer Opportunities - Fall 2013


DULUTH, MN  ----- September 24, 2013 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has a variety of DNR Volunteer Opportunities - Fall 2013   Certified Volunteer Firearm Safety Instructor!, Loon Volunteer Loon Watcher Survey,  Zebra mussels Invasive Species Volunteer, river clean up Newest Volunteer Positions

 Firearm Safety Class
DNR Volunteers Fire ArmsBecome a Certified Volunteer Firearm Safety Instructor! Pass on your passion by teaching youth and adults the ethics and safety aspects of the field. During Instructor training, applicants will learn about policy and procedure, teaching concepts, use of training aids, and youth classroom training techniques.

For more information contact the Enforcement Education Program Staff at Camp Ripley, 15011 Hwy.115 Little Falls MN 56345. Call 1-800-366-8917 or email




LoonVolunteer Loon Watcher Survey
DNR Volunteers LoonLoon watchers provide information on their lake at the end of the season reporting the number of loons observed, nesting success, interesting occurences, and problems that may effect the loons.

For more information contact Kevin Woizeschke  at or 218-833-8729


Zebra musselsInvasive Species Volunteer

DNR Volunteers Zebra MusselsAssist the Invasive Species Unit with creating educational materials to preserve teaching specimens of a variety of invasive plant and animal species. This project will involve using 2-part epoxy to create molds around samples of zebra mussels, Eurasian water milfoil, and more. Volunteers are needed weekdays from September to early December with flexible timing 8AM – 4:30PM, to match up volunteer and DNR staff schedules. All work will be done at the DNR Central Region Headquarters, 1200 Warner Road, Saint Paul, MN 55106.

For more information contact April Rust, Aquatic Invasive Species Training Coordinator, Saint Paul, at 651-259-5706 or email

river cleanupNewest Volunteer Positions
DNR Volunteers River CleanupAll of the newest DNR volunteer opportunities are NOW posted on our website! Check them out to see how YOU might get involved in the outdoors! 




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