CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. -- Camp Ripley sits along 18 miles of undeveloped Mississippi River shoreline in central Minnesota. As the Minnesota Army National Guard's primary training site, it encompasses more than 300 prehistoric and historic sites on its 53,000 acres. With it comes great responsibility for the Camp Ripley Cultural Resources Management team.

"The support of cultural preservation from Camp Ripley and the Minnesota Army National Guard continues to be a solid asset to our unique installation and encourages everyone who uses that facility to practice positive environmental stewardship all year," said Patrick Neumann, cultural resource manager on Camp Ripley.