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Upcoming Events

October 8 | Elm Creek
Take in the stunning fall colors of Elm Creek Park Reserve while participating in a classic Twin Cities race! Choose from 10K, 5K and 1K distances. 

Sept. & Oct. | Multiple Locations
Help preserve woodlands by removing buckthorn shrubs.

October | Multiple Locations
Try cidering with an old-fashioned press, discover the history of cidering and more!

Browse the full list of programs, and find your next adventure.

Looking for job opportunities with flexible scheduling and competitive wages that also combine your passion for the outdoors? Three Rivers is hiring! Check out our current job postings.

Help us celebrate birds throughout 2022 during our Big Year of Birds! Find out activities you can join — from a bird speaker series to monthly birding hikes to bird count events — and learn more about these amazing creatures.

The Wandering Naturalist Podcast

Episodes 139–141: Salamanders

This month, learn about salamanders — everything from what they are to how they affect human healthcare to their glowing properties and even the unique life strategy that several of Minnesota's salamanders have!

The Three Rivers Blog

October 08, 2018

The greens of spring and summer are beginning to fade as we move deeper into the autumn season. In this post from the archive, learn why and how the rainbow of color appears in leaves each year.

August 31, 2022

Learn what it was like to be part of the Pathways program through the eyes of Alex, Mississippi Gateway Regional Park’s outdoor education intern this summer.

Wandering Through an Image

By: Brandon Baker

August 02, 2022

What were the thoughts that went into creating The Wandering Naturalist’s new graphic? Our podcast’s co-host Brandon Baker takes us through, element by element.