Kempton Channel Property 

Voyageurs National Park Association is thrilled to announce the purchase of a 61.55-acre property on the Kempton Channel of Rainy Lake in Voyageurs National Park. 


This is the largest purchase of our Land Preservation Initiative, VNPA's program to works with willing sellers to acquire the remaining private properties within the Park for the Park.  Read more.


See you at the Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Adventure Expo April 27-29  

Outdoor Adventure Expo logo

Enjoy "the state fair of the outdoor community" at Midwest Mountaineering's Spring Outdoor Adventure Expo: April 27-29.


Located in Minneapolis, Midwest Mountaineering will be hosting more than 85 outdoor adventure exhibitors, 100 free presentations, 
a canoe and kayak auction, the Radical Reels Film Festival, the Reel Paddling Film Festival, and a canoe and kayak demo (April 26). Everything at Midwest Mountaineering will be on sale. Click here for more info.

Voyageurs National Park Association staff and volunteers will be at our booth all weekend. Hope to see you there!  We will have the 2012 edition of the Park's visitor resource guide.

And there's one more opportunity to connect with us that weekend... 
Join us for a free presentation by Superintendent Michael Ward  
He'll share the best ways to experience the Park, answers your questions and tell you about his vision for the future of Voyageurs.
Sunday, April 29 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM 
University of Minnesota's Hanson Hall, Room 108 | 1925 4th Street South | Minneapolis, MN 55455 
Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Find us on Pinterest  
We have a new website! Check it out.
VNPA tells MPCA: Proposed plan to reduce Regional Haze not good enough 
Alongside other public landowners and environmental advocacy organizations, VNPA Executive Director Jody Tableporter asked the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to reject the state's proposed plan to control the "Regional Haze" that is marring Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The state's plan did not require appropriate controls at targeted pollution emitters, like power plants and taconite facilities. Tableporter asked the MPCA to consider not only the regional haze and health impacts, but the detrimental effects continued air pollution will have on Northern Minnesota's economy, one that is increasingly reliant on tourism and outdoor recreation. The MPCA has delayed their decision on the plan. VNPA will continue to monitor this issue and will update members on MPCA's decision.
northern lights











A view of the Northern Lights looking out over Voyageurs National Park in March.   

Photo by Burgess Eberhardt 


VNPA executive director Jody Tableporter, Superintendent Michael Ward, and representatives from Koochiching County, St. Louis County and the City of International Falls traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate for Minnesota's only National Park and build support with elected officials and federal agencies.  
VNPA met with Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar; Congressmen Chip Cravaack, Erik Paulsen, and Collin Peterson; and staff from Betty McCollum's office. Discussions focused on lobbying for their support of the Park's budget and full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Strategic meetings with BrandUSA, the National Parks Foundation, the National Parks Conservation Association, and Rebecca Wodder, Senior Advisor to the Secretary at Department of the Interior were also held to guide VNPA's project planning and fundraising for this year.
More Clicks   
Support Voyageurs National Park Association by becoming a member or renewing your membership today 
with a tax-deductible contribution! Our work depends upon the generous support of our members. 
Join online or mail a check to the address below. Thank you!
To protect and promote the natural, recreational,and historic resources of Voyageurs National Park
Voyageurs National Park Association
Join Our Email List