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Upcoming Events

Sept. 21 | Crow-Hassan
Celebrate the oldest and largest restored prairie in the Twin Cities! Meet at the Riverbend Group Camp to learn about prairie plants and insects, enjoy a wagon ride, and take a tour of the prairie with the hosts of The Wandering Naturalist podcast.

Monday, Sept. 23
Celebrate the beginning of the best campfire season with 10% off when you register on September 23!

Sept. 28 | Lowry
Lowry Nature Center is 50! Celebrate the past, present and future with singing and dancing, a walk on a story trail, food and drinks, birthday cupcakes and more! 


Choose from over 280 campsites, including group sites, camper cabins, and bike-in and horseback ride-in sites. Learn more and make a reservation.

Fall is the perfect time to explore the outdoors. Celebrate the season with us! Discover what's happening in nature, track fall color updates, explore fall recipes, and more. Don't forget to tag your Instagram photos with #ThreeRiversFall to enter our fall colors photo contest!

The Wandering Naturalist

Episodes 25–28: 50 Years of Environmental Stewardship

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Lowry Nature Center and the prairie at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve. Learn how Three Rivers has helped paved the way for environmental stewardship over the last 50-plus years.

The Three Rivers Blog

September 16, 2019

American hazelnuts are easy to grow, cold-hardy, and offer many benefits to both humans and wildlife. Read on to learn all about this plant that grows throughout Minnesota. 

September 09, 2019

This year, Three Rivers is celebrating 50 years of prairie restoration at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve. Learn how it all began and how managing and restoring prairies has evolved since 1969.

September 03, 2019

Friday is National Read a Book Day. To help you prepare, Mary Magers, bookseller at Minneapolis independent bookstore Magers & Quinn, agreed to share some of her favorite books about the natural world. From pollinators to weather to winter survival and more, read on to find your next page-turner.