Celebrating 10 years of outdoor skill-building programs

The 2019 season of I Can! programs kicked off this month at Minnesota state parks and trails.


The governor's office is teaming with the Department of Natural Resources this year to mark the 10th anniversary of offering these outdoor skill-building programs across the state.

"Outdoor recreation is a big part of who we are here in Minnesota, and many families already have plans to visit Minnesota state parks and trails this summer," said Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. "But if you didn't grow up camping and paddling, or it's just been awhile since you have, we want to encourage you — and your kids — to sign up for one of the many I Can! programs and get outdoors."

Since they were first offered in 2010, the Legacy Amendment-funded series has introduced 82,000 beginners of all ages to outdoor activities such as camping, paddling, mountain biking, and fishing.

"We provide all the gear along with friendly instructors who can show you how to use it," said DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen. "Our goal is to make it easy for busy families to discover the fun of spending time outdoors together."

The I Can! programs start this weekend and continue through the end of August. 

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