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MVRAC & MOU Support ESNS

“East Side Takes Flight! The Minnesota Flyway as a Whole Family Experience” MRVAC donated $3000, in addition to some support from MOU, for this project. The East Side Neighborhood Services (ESNS)…

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Chip Notes: November-December, 2017

Kirland's Warbler, Joel Trick, USFWS My son and I took an epic road trip this August through Canada using Parks Canada's national park pass. The day we arrived in the Yukon Territory the temperature…

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We Need Good People! Volunteer Opportunities

MRVAC can always use volunteers for both short term projects and longer term commitments. Treasurer  Bob Williams will retire as Treasurer in May 2018. He is willing to coach the new Treasurer…

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MRVAC 50th Anniversary Celebration Report

Bob Janssen introduces speaker Al Batt The 50th  Anniversary celebration on September 28 was a wonderful evening. It included delicious snacks including Italian bruschetta trays, fruit plates and…

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Mmmmm . . . Treats!

Treats Needed for Upcoming Meetings  If you can bring a few dozen cookies, bars or some easy-to-eat snack to share at the October or subsequent meetings, please call Robin, the Social Chair, at…

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Bird Surveys in Renville County

Lessons in Monoculture Birding By Bob Janssen, MRVAC Board of Directors  Here’s my story of how I came to do bird surveys in one of the most intensely agricultural counties, Renville. If you check a…

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Treasurer’s Report: 2016-2017

By Bob Williams, MRVAC Treasurer  Our last fiscal year, June 1, 2016-May 31, 2017, was another successful one. We exceeded our income budget for our 3 most important categories of income i.e.…

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2017 Holiday Auction: November 16

Please think about what donations you could collect for the fundraising auction Thursday November 16. We could especially use a few larger items like a boat trip, use of a cabin, a homemade dinner or…

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Wild Ones Native Plant Tour: August 13

Join the tour of five Minnesota River Valley yards with native landscaping; get some ideas for your own yard and see how various plants look 'in person'. An Aug 13 tour of native plant gardens in the…

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Salt Lake Weekend Birding Recap

By Ken Larson - - PrairieMarshFarm@Comcast.net  On April 29 over 100 birders from around the state searched the lakes, wetlands, woods and prairies of Lac Qui Parle, Big Stone and Yellow Medicine…

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