Since 2006 volunteers for the Minnesota Odonata Survey Project and the Minnesota Dragonfly Society have put in thousands of hours researching Minnesota’s dragonflies and damselflies and sharing their knowledge of dragonflies with others.
But the job is far from over.
There are still many parts of Minnesota that need to be surveyed and counties that have only a few records. There are new records to find, possibly even a few new state species, and there are many people in Minnesota that still do not know how important dragonflies are to the environment that we share.
That is where we need your help. You can help by becoming a member, volunteering your time or making a tax deductable donation.
Become a member: Your $25 annual dues are used to support the MDS mission and is tax deductable. Members get free or discounted access to all MDS sponsored events, this includes the annual Minnesota Dragonfly Gathering, which is a weekend long get together for dragonfly enthusiasts. MDS also offers a discounted annual membership of $15 for students and seniors, an annual family membership for $30, or an individual lifetime membership for $500.
Volunteer: MDS is always looking for help . We need volunteers to help doing surveys, assisting at programs, manning a booth at an event, and many other tasks. You can also help by joining a committee. There are our three primary committees, Research, Education, and Outreach, as well as other committees formed for more specific tasks.
Donate: If you currently do not have the time to participate in the MDS please consider making a donation. The Minnesota Dragonfly Society is a register 5013c organization. All donations are tax deductible and are used to help the MDS fulfill its mission of Ensuring the Conservation of Minnesota’s Dragonflies and Damselflies through Research and Education.
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