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Foraging in the Parks and Why It Isn't Allowed

By: John Moriarty

June 01, 2020

Foraging has become more popular as people are looking for local native plants to add to their diets for health and economic reasons. However, many public land agencies, including Three Rivers, have a variety of restrictions on foraging or collecting natural objects. Read on to learn why foraging isn't allowed in the parks and how you can help continue to protect natural resources.

How to Disc Golf

By: Ann Schinas

May 25, 2020

Looking for a fun, inexpensive activity to get yourself and those close to you outside and moving? Try disc golf! Learn how to play the game, explore common types of putts and throwing techniques for distance, and see where to play in the parks.

The History of Finding Peace in the Parks

By: Mandy Wintheiser

May 19, 2020

For centuries, parks have provided people an outlet from the stress of daily life. Learn about the history of parks in the U.S., including Three Rivers Parks, as places for relaxation and leisure.

More Quiet(er) Parks to Explore

By: Erin Korsmo & Andrea Breitung

May 11, 2020

We're back with another list of our favorite parks for a quieter walk. Read on to find your next place to spread out and explore. 

6 Favorite Childhood Adventure Books

By: Allie Dart

May 04, 2020

Many of our staff at the Outdoor Recreation School got their first taste of exploration through adventure books. Read on to see their favorite tales of wilderness survival and outdoor adventure.

The Joy of Backyard Birding

By: Erin Korsmo

April 27, 2020

Keeping bird feeders is a rewarding experience. Read on to learn why you should consider keeping feeders and how to get started at home.

8 Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day (Today and Every Day!)

By: Alyssa Schauer

April 22, 2020

Happy Earth Day! Today marks 50 brilliant years of a national holiday that gave a voice to the environment and continues to encourage us all to take steps in protecting our planet. Despite living in the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 this year, there are still a variety of ways you can celebrate Earth Day safely at home and outside.

The most exciting time of the year at Gale Woods is upon us – spring babies! Learn what it takes to birth sheep, pigs, and chickens on the farm and how this special season can be very demanding on a farmer's time and attention. 

Boating is a great way to maintain social distance and breathe in some fresh air. Before you get out on the water, here's a quick refresher on how you can prevent aquatic invasive species from further impacting Minnesota's waterways. 

Hold the Mustard, Please!

By: Missy Anderson

April 06, 2020

Learn why mustard plants can be harmful to native plants, how to identify them and what you can do to help keep our forests healthy.

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