TIGHT-KNIT AND RESOURCEFUL, CITIZENRY STEPS UP
Civic engagement has long been one of Bemidji’s biggest strengths, and it shows in how folks pitch in to improve the quality of life for longtime residents and newcomers.
A tradition of caring runs deep in the Bemidji area, where churches, service organizations, local government and nonprofits work together to ensure that the community’s changing needs are met.
When opportunity arises, Bemidjians get involved, whether it’s presenting a major special event like the Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival, building houses with Habitat for Humanity, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for United Way of Bemidji Area, or helping kids develop at the local Boys and Girls Club. In fact, the community has a new website dedicated to connecting people with volunteer needs.
Along with concern and pride, Bemidji also is determined to provide residents with ever-evolving programs and services for learning, enjoyment and personal enrichment. Interested in yoga, photography or dog obedience? Check out the community education offerings. Want to learn about sustainable gardening? Attend a workshop at the Rail River Folk School.