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River Rangers: Where are we headed?

November 7, 2013Reba JuettenEventsComments Off on River Rangers: Where are we headed?

It is now November (actually, like an entire week into November…), and I am seeing snow and cold join me on my daily trek to campus.  River Rangers is, understandably, moving inside with many of our plans over the next couple months, but don’t fear, we’ll be out battling (okay, thoroughly enjoying) the chill soon enough.

During last month’s meeting, we decided that we would like to get the word out about how awesome the Mississippi River is to everyone (or as many people as possible) on campus.  We’d like to do this by presenting some of the information we know about the river to classes, student groups, and the passing student throughout the next year.  Currently, we’re working on an awesome presentation to share with all of these awesome people.  If you know of a group who would like to hear what we have to offer, let us know!

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Dave Wiggins

On Monday (Nov 11), we’re having our monthly River RangersMeeting in STSS 119 at 6:30pm.  Lucky for me, I won’t be doing all of the talking this time!  Instead Dave Wiggins, a ranger in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area will be joining us to talk about all things government shutdown, future of the park service, and NPS jobs.  If you’ve never met Dave, be assured, he comes packed with interesting antidotes and more Mississippi River knowledge than in any other single place (only a slight exaggeration).

We are also moving forward with two really exciting spring events we’d like everyone to know about and attend.  First, we’re going to be going on a winter (cabin) camping trip to Itasca State Park again this year—Friday, February 7(in the evening) to February 9.  Secondly, we’re putting together an Earth Day event for April 26 that will get students involved with the river!  We’d love for both you and your student group to get involved in this event of both service and fun.

 

So, I ask of you three things:

1) Join us for what is sure to be an exciting meeting on Monday for both useful information and an interesting time.

2) Sign up for the winter (cabin) camping adventure to Itasca.  The sooner you sign up, the more likely we’ll have room for you to come! (Do so by emailing me!)

3) Let me know if you have any ideas or questions! On Twitter:@RiverRangersUMN On Facebook:River Rangers (University of Minnesota) or email me: juett021@umn.edu

Thank you, and enjoy your weekend 🙂

Reba

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