April 29th, 2014 - 6:32 pm § in Uncategorized

Save the Date! No Kids Left Indoors Nov. 8, 2014

The Fifth No Kids Left Indoors Walleye Dinner and Auctions will be held Saturday November 8, 2014 at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest Hotel near Hwys 169 & 62 in Minnetonka.

No Kids Left Indoors helps eradicate “Nature Deficit Disorder” by supporting non-profits which provide opportunities or Connect Kids with Nature.  Minnesota Valley NWR’s project Blue Goose Bus Fund is one of the recipients this year and the dollars received from NKLI will be doubled matched by a grant.  Blue Goose Bus Funding enabled over 1500 students to learn about and experience Nature in the outdoors classrooms at the Refuge this year.

Well-known Author and Nature Photographer Stan Tekiela will be the main speaker and will entertain and educate attendees.  Check out for complete information and to buy tickets, donate auction prizes or become a corporate sponsor.

March 15th, 2011 - 8:30 pm § in Uncategorized

New Directors Emeritus Inducted

In his book “Dream Hunter”, former Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Manager Ed Crozier tells how over 45 years ago he and fellow outsdoorsman Dick Duerre hiked in the Minnesota Valley and pipe-dreamed how someday it should be protected before it was filled in with trash from the[...]

March 8th, 2011 - 9:37 pm § in Uncategorized

Eagle Nest Van Tours

Refuge Friends Inc announced the 2011 schedule of its popular Eagle Nest Van Tours. Outdoor lovers ride in a 4×4 van on Refuge trails or streets while a volunteer guide highlights natural and cultural history of the valley and searches for various wildlife sightings. The 90-120 minute tours lea[...]

March 8th, 2011 - 9:14 pm § in Uncategorized

“Making Connections”

As in the Story of the Starfish, the overwhelming job of helping all the kids who need help developing a connection with nature seems impossible until one considers it is enough to help just one child at a time and if many people cooperate, together we can make a difference. Read on for more.[...]

March 8th, 2011 - 8:52 pm § in Uncategorized

Help Kids Connect with Nature

The Second Annual No Kids Left Indoors Walleye Dinner and Auctions is Saturday April 9, 2011. See to purchase tickets or for further information about being a sponsor or to donate auction items. In 2010, NKLI donated $15,000 to help kids connect with nature through the Blue[...]

February 8th, 2011 - 3:49 pm § in Uncategorized

Mittens Needed

The entry at the MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge was packed with excited kids getting into snowpants and layers of caps, scarves and mittens on this 10 degree BELOW Zero morning.  They were eager to get outdoors in the sunshine and try their skills at snowshoeing on the abundant snow.  Alas, so[...]