Friday-Sunday, July 26-28, 2013
The Twin Cities stretch of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers
Read on to find out how to get involved as a volunteer, paddler, or both!
Join the Riverfront Support Crew!
NOTE: Please note that as of July 15 most volunteer shifts have been filled, but you are still welcome to submit an online volunteer request; we will do our best to assign you to a shift that meets your availability and interest, or can put your name on a waiting list in case any volunteer shifts open up in the next two weeks. Thank you!
Riverfront Support Crew volunteers work with FMR staff handling boats,
refreshments, first-aid and lots more. Volunteers are critical — it takes
over 200 to make this event happen, at 10 riverfront locations! You can
sign up for three hours, or 30. Let us know your availability and
preferences and we'll design a weekend schedule that fits your needs and
interests. All volunteers receive a t-shirt and food, but those who
sign up for
two or more Support Crew shifts are also invited to join the party
at Historic Fort Snelling, normally $20-$25, on us!
If you like large-scale, high-energy
events and are available during the last weekend of July, this is the
perfect opportunity for both individuals, families and small groups.
A list of shift locations and approximate times as well as a Volunteer request form is available at the Mississippi River Challenge website. Please note that as of July 15 most of our shifts have been filled, so you may be asked to take a shift other than the one you requested, or to be assigned to a waiting list. Large group reservations are taken ahead of time, typically
between mid-February and mid-April. If you have a group of 5 or more, please
contact the MRC volunteer coordinator Katie Clower directly at
Want to get out on the river and paddle?
• Choose a one- or two-day paddle (~ 20 miles each)
• Experience up close the beauty and power of Minnesota's two greatest rivers
• View wildlife and enocounter new natural areas in the heart of the urban area
• Enjoy great food and live music, including an overnight celebration at
Historic Fort Snelling
• Learn about river history, culture and ecology
Learn more or register today at www.mississippiriverchallenge.org.