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Restoration Supervisor Resources

As a Restoration Supervisor, you directly help to restore and protect Saint Paul's natural areas. The City of Saint Paul thanks you for your continued commitment. For your convenience, listed below are resources to help you with your work as a Restoration Supervisor.


Volunteer Events and Professional Development Requirement

As of January 1, 2014, Restoration Supervisors will be required to attend a minimum of 10 events throughout the year.
  • A minimum of five (5) events must consist of Saint Paul Natural Resources volunteer events (typically April–October).
  • The remaining five (5) events can include any combination of Saint Paul Natural Resources volunteer events and professional development events.

In order to receive credit for professional development events, we ask Restoration Supervisors to either (a) write a blog post about the event for the Restore Saint Paul or (b) prepare a brief presentation for fellow volunteers that will cover topics learned. Those itnerested in blogging must first read through the blog post expectations.


Basics
Restoration Supervisor Position Description
Volunteer Handbook
Resotration Supervisor Calendar (sign up for available volunteer opportunities)
Restoration Supervisor VHA (Volunteer Handbook Addendum) *Updates coming soon!*


Plant Identification
Saint Paul Native Species Plant Appendix


Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Date Location Event Subject
July 18*, 19, 20, 21
Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary Mammal Survey Help with a mammal survey. *To participate, you must be present at the training and programming on July 18 to learn how to set the traps. Only then will you be able to you can join us for dinner at Ward 6 (we hope!) and come back to the park afterwards to experience the new program, Parks After Dark. On the following days, you can sign up to set the traps for the mammals yourselves. On Saturday and Sunday morning, we will have a public event where we open the traps. More information and registration for the morning events here.
July 24
5–8 p.m. 
Lyndale Park Gardens 2014 Pollinator Party:
Buzz over to the Pollinator Party, a celebration of the life and work of honey bees and wild bees, at Lyndale Park Gardens. Bees, honey, games, food and music are provided. No registration required. Free!  
Aug. 2
9–11 a.m. 
Hidden Falls Regional Park Restoration Supervisor Pontoon Boat Ride Join us and the National Park Service for a morning pontoon boat ride on the Mississippi. This will be a great opportunity to present on any professional development opportunities for those who don't plan to blog. Sign up here.
Aug. 23
10 a.m.–noon 
Como Regional Park Como Bee Survey Join Elaine Evans to help capture and survey local bees.
Multiple Saturdays 
10a.m.–1p.m.        
Various routes along the Mississippi River  Bike with a Ranger Bike with a Ranger is a family-friendly way to explore the Mississippi River. Join a three-hour, nine-fourteen mile ride held most Saturdays, from June through September. There are three different routes to choose from.  


Links for More Professional Development Opportunities
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
National Park Service
Minnesota Native Plant Society
Minnesota Zoo
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dodge Nature Center
District 10
Carpenter Nature Center
Tamarack Nature Center
REI Store Roseville
Bell Museum
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