Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Voyageurs National Park Association

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • http://www.voyageurs.org

Mission Statement

Voyageurs National Park Association protects and promotes the natural, recreational, and historic resources of Voyageurs National Park.

Main Programs

  1. National Park Teen Ambassador program
  2. Voyageurs Land Preservation Initiative
  3. Voyageurs National Park Volunteer Rendezvous
Service Areas

Self-reported

Minnesota

Voyageurs National Park is located in northeastern Minnesota along the border with Ontario, spanning over 218,000 acres of land and water.

ruling year

1966

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Ms. Christina C. Hausman

Keywords

Self-reported

Voyageurs, National Park, wilderness, environment, history, promote, protect, preserve, youth, volunteer, environmental stewardship, education

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EIN

41-6049473

 Number

3519722990

Physical Address

126 N Third Street Suite 400

Minneapolis, MN 55401 1678

Also Known As

VNPA

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

Self-reported by organization

VNPA promotes Voyageurs National Park through
outreach activities and the creation of educational materials such as
our recreation map series and the book, Birds of Voyageurs National
Park. VNPA also helped produce the new film "Minnesota's National Park
Legacy."

VNPA protects the Park by monitoring potential
threats, mobilizing constituents and advocating for protection of the
Park's resources. VNPA enhances the visitor experience by supporting
trail maintenance, Park events and publications through funding and
volunteer contributions.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

National Park Teen Ambassador program

~ VNPA promotes Voyageurs National Park through outreach activities and the creation of educational materials such as our new recreation map series and the book, Birds of Voyageurs National Park. ~ VNPA protects the Park by monitoring potential threats, mobilizing constituents and advocating for protection of the Park's resources. ~ VNPA enhances the visitor experience by supporting trail maintenance, Park events and publications through funding and volunteer contributions.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

None

Budget

$14,000.00

Program 2

Voyageurs Land Preservation Initiative

One of the truly remarkable experiences of visiting a National Park is immersing oneself in the expanse of undeveloped, wild nature. Many private properties, however, remain within the legislated boundaries of Voyageurs National Park. Regulated only by county zoning laws, these parcels can be subdivided and developed, a risk that increases each time they change hands to new private owners.

 

The Land Preservation Initiative addresses this challenge by working to realize the Park's founders' vision of completepublic ownership of Voyageurs National Park. The purpose of the Initiative is to aid the Park in acquiring private proerties within its boundaries from willing sellers.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 3

Voyageurs National Park Volunteer Rendezvous

Due to chronically underfunded budgets, it is often difficult for Voyageurs National Park to complete all of the conservation and maintenance work that keeps the Park a great place to visit. Voyageurs National Park Association organizes the Volunteer Rendezvous to help the Park meet its needs and engage community volunteers in caring for the Park.

Past events have provided upkeep and preventive maintenance for the Park’s trails, but recently, based on the Park’s needs, we shifted the focus of the Rendezvous on habitat restoration. Volunteers plant native trees and remove non-native vegetation to restore disturbed sites in the Park to their natural state.

Native planting enhances the beauty of Park shorelines, improves wildlife habitat, discourages invasive species, and helps the Park receive federal funding for future restoration projects. We planted 350 trees and dug up 700 pounds of non-native plants at the fall 2008 Rendezvous, and we want to do even more in the future, including helping the Park establish a greenhouse for native seed propagation.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Minnesota

Voyageurs National Park is located in northeastern Minnesota along the border with Ontario, spanning over 218,000 acres of land and water.

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Voyageurs National Park Association

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Principal Officer

Ms. Christina C. Hausman

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Lindsey Remakel

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