Wolf Day Event Guide

Navigating the Capitol complex
Meetings with legislators will take place in the State Capitol and State Office building. The Rally will take place in the State Capitol Rotunda. Note: Parking is very limited around the Capitol during a legislative session, please allow extra time and know your parking options before starting your trip. The parking information can be found at: http://mn.gov/admin/citizen/buildings-grounds/parking/. Parking lot F at Department of Transportation will be closed during session, and some other parking lots may be full.

General Information for Participants: Howling For Wolves’ base of operation for Wolf Day 2014 will be in Capitol room 118, which is on the main floor of the building. Volunteers will be ready to assist with t-shirt pick-up, directions around the Capitol complex, and assistance in preparing for legislator meetings.

For participants participating in meetings with legislators, we ask that you visit Capitol room 118 following your meetings to complete an exit survey about how it went, and write a short follow-up note to your legislators on a provided postcard that will be mailed on your behalf.

T-shirts will be available for pick-up in Capitol room 118 starting at 11:40am on Wolf Day (Thurs, Feb 27). Volunteers will be available to assist with t-shirt pick-up from 11:40am – 3pm, then again from 4pm-4:30pm. If you don’t pick-up your shirt in person during the hours listed, we will be unable to mail it to you.

Volunteers will be wearing dark green Wolf Day t-shirts and will be positioned throughout the Capitol and State Office Building to provide assistance as needed. If you have any questions, please see a volunteer and they will assist you.

For all-day participants and those using the provided bus transportation, please call your volunteer contact if there is any change in your schedule or ability to participate.

Rally Signs: Please do NOT bring any signs with you to the rally, we will have volunteers distribute signs we’ve created just for this event - just bring yourself!

Participant Guidelines: It is a privilege for Howling For Wolves to host an event at the Minnesota State Capitol during the legislative session, and we need your help to make a great impression on our state lawmakers. First and foremost, the Capitol and the State Office Building are places of business. As such, we expect all participants to be polite and respectful at all times. Disruptive or antagonistic behavior is counterproductive to all the efforts that have made to date to suspend the recreational wolf hunt and increase protections for Minnesota wolves. Howling For Wolves’ volunteers will help us keep participants accountable for these participation guidelines.

Please read through the list below to ensure you understand the participant guidelines for Wolf Day 2014.

Many guidelines below were established by the State of Minnesota. Thank you in advance for your close attention and cooperation in making this a safe and fun event that we can all feel good about. If you have any questions or concern about these guidelines, contact volunteer@howlingforwolves.org.

Capitol Guidelines and Restrictions:

  • Smoking is prohibited in the Capitol and State Office Building.
  • Posters, signs, placards, and banners are not to be attached, leaned against or supported by any State property. They may not impede normal business operations or create safety concerns.These items may not be used to offer any item for sale or to solicit contributions and they may not contain any form of advertising.
  • Sleeping or lying down is prohibited at all times on Capitol property.
  • In the rotunda, exits are not to be blocked and the star is not to be straddled, stood upon or walked on (stanchions are not to be moved).
  • Food is prohibited.
  • No standing or climbing on any parts of furniture, buildings, memorials, monuments, or structures.
  • No relocating, dragging or sliding of any materials, equipment, or furniture on any surfaces.
  • No stickers indoors or outdoors.
  • No sticks or poles are allowed in the buildings.
  • No balloons. No candles, open fires, flames or smoke are allowed.