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Planning for a Prescribed Burn

By: John Moriarty

October 21, 2020

It takes months of planning and preparation to conduct a controlled prairie or woodland burn. As our Natural Resources staff plans for next year's burns, read on to learn about all of the steps they take before ever lighting a fire.

Giving Wood Ducks a Home in Three Rivers

By: Steven Hogg

October 13, 2020

Wood ducks are one of the most spectacular birds in North America. Learn what Three Rivers is doing to provide the space they need to nest and thrive in our parks. 

Life on the Farm: Raising Livestock at Gale Woods

By: Tim Reese

October 05, 2020

At Gale Woods Farm, visitors can gain an understanding of agriculture, food production and land stewardship. Explore what it means to raise livestock, what their jobs entail on the farm and the important roles they play in a diversified food production system.

How We're Protecting Purple Martins at Three Rivers

By: Angela Grill

September 28, 2020

Purple martin numbers are in decline in the Upper Midwest. But with the help of dedicated volunteers, Three Rivers has successfully increased the martin populations in our parks. 

Wetland Management: Drawdowns

By: Steven Hogg

September 21, 2020

Managing wetland habitat is no easy task, but is necessary in stimulating plant growth, increasing animal and plant diversity, and controlling invasive species. Learn how Three Rivers Park District manages wetlands with drawdowns and explore some of the specific goals in managing this special habitat.

Dryland Training: A New Way To Work Out In The Parks

By: Tyler Thompson

September 07, 2020

While dryland training is commonly used to prepare for winter sports, anyone can benefit from it. Learn what dryland training means and what kinds of exercises you can incorporate into your visit to the parks. 

This year has presented unique challenges for educators around the world. Learn how one of our environmental educators adapted to teaching in the pandemic and what new strategies she used to benefit her students.

The most used bird migration path in North America passes right through the heart of the Twin Cities. Learn about the Mississippi Flyway, where to look for birds, and how you can help protect these migrators.

A Day in the Life: Park Service Assistants

By: Alyssa Schauer

August 17, 2020

Meet one of our staff, Lori Lindahl, and discover a day in her life as a Three Rivers Park Service Assistant.

Canada geese are in no short supply today, but it wasn't always this way. Read on to learn how they came to be so plentiful after once being rare to see in the metro area.

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