Grant Funds
New in 2021, the Friends of Wild River is offering funding from the following 3 grants:
1) Master Naturalist Grant: for anyone to become a Master Naturalist, sponsored by the Univ. of Minnesota. This grant will cover the tuition for the required courses. The money will be sent once the courses are completed.
For more information on the Master Naturalist program, click here.

2) Stan Nelson Project Grant: for misc. projects within Wild River State Park that contribute to the enjoyment and experiences of all who stop by.

3) Transportation Grant: money will be provided to school groups and other organizations to cover the cost of buses or other vehicles to transport children to Wild River State Park.

Info on downloading the pdf application forms:
The download process works with current versions of most browsers, particularly Chrome and Firefox. If your browser or computer does not complete the download, contact Bob Kessen at and he will email you the application form(s) you need.

Once the download completes, enter the information in the pdf file and then either email it as an attachment to the Friends at
Or you can print out the form and then send it via US Mail to:
    Friends of Wild River State Park
    c/o Jan Kozlovsky -- Treasurer
    17190 410th St.
    North Branch, MN 55056

Click on one of the following links to download the pdf application form:
1) Download the Master Naturalist form
2) Download the Stan Nelson Project form
3) Download the Transportation form

Please allow 6 weeks for grant processing and approval. The grant/project must be approved by the Friends of Wild River State Park Board and the Park Naturalist.