Explore the lands and waters you are helping us to protect.
Slap on the sunscreen, grab your water bottle and pull on your hiking boots. It’s time to get out in nature and explore the places you are helping protect.
The Nature Conservancy is holding a series of events this spring and summer to encourage our supporters to Get Out!
Most of the activities are free but trip capacity is limited and registration is required for many events.
June 3, 2017
Location: Rush Creek Woods near Rushford, Minnesota
Overview: Moderate to strenuous hike at Rush Creek Woods WMA, a 274-acre wildlife management area protected by the Conservancy.
June 10, 2017
Location: Near Jewel Creek National Monument in South Dakota.
Overview: Moonlit hike on private land that lies over Jewel Cave.
June 24, 2017
Location: Tettegouche State Park and other North Shore sites
Overview: Look and listen for songbirds with forest bird experts and learn about our forest restoration efforts.
July 8, 2017
Location: Pembina Trail Preserve near Crookston, Minnesota
Overview: Visit this exceptional tallgrass prairie remnant and see rare western prairie fringed orchids in bloom.
July 15, 2017
Location: Cross Ranch Preserve and Cross Ranch State Park in North Dakota
Overview: Second annual event to celebrate one of the great icons of North America’s prairies.
July 22, 2017
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Location: Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie Preserve near Lake Benton, Minnesota
Overview: Explore a prairie with rolling hills in search of grassland birds, prairie butterflies and native wildflowers.
July 29, 2017
Location: Tallgrass Aspen Parkland near Karlstad, Minnesota
Overview: Explore one largest and most intact grasslands in the Midwest during peak wildflower season.
August 12, 2017
Location: Lake Alexander Preserve near Cushing, Minnesota
Overview: Hike in this extensive forest preserve and learn how the Conservancy is protecting the Mississippi River Headwaters area.
August 30, 2017
Location: Rapid City, SD
Overview: Help us clean-up a creek and wetland.