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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Holiday Auction! Thursday, November 16

Get some of your holiday shopping done, have fun and raise money to support a variety of environmental education projects. Come and bid often, bid high and have fun doing it for our environmental…

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Give to the Max Day: November 16, 2017

'Tis the season of giving, and as you plan your charitable donations for 2017, please consider donating to MRVAC. We've partnered with GiveMN.org to help make donations quick and easy:…

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2017 Christmas Bird Count & Soup Supper: December 16-17

You are invited to join us for the 118th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC). All levels of experience are welcome. Young birders with good eyes and ears are especially appreciated as an…

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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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October 26: The Greater Prairie Chicken

Presented by Greg Hoch, Minnesota DNR For ten months of the year, the Greater Prairie Chicken's drab colors allow it to disappear into the landscape. However, in April and May this grouse is one of…

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