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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Beth Kalpin was looking for safe ways to get herself and her family out of the house. A walk through Hyland Lake Park Reserve kicked off what would become a year of new adventures at Three Rivers. From kicksledding to fly fishing and everything in between, read all about their year of outdoor explorations. 

Why and How We Survey Bumblebees at Three Rivers

By: Angela Grill

July 12, 2021

Understanding how our bumblebee populations are changing and why helps us determine how we can best support them. Read on to learn all about how we conduct bumblebee surveys in our parks and what you can do to help collect valuable bumblebee data. 

Since 1988, Gene Lau has given more than 10,000 hours of his time to Three Rivers — more than any other volunteer we've had. Learn all about Gene's volunteer roles, why he enjoys it and how he ended up contributing so much time. 

Managing Invasive Species That Are Here To Stay

By: Emily Dunlap

June 14, 2021

When an invasive species isn't immediately eradicated, things can get tough to control. Learn about the most widespread invasive species in Three Rivers and how we and our wonderful volunteers manage them to protect our high-quality forests.

How To Go Stand-Up Paddleboarding

By: Brent Hennen

June 07, 2021

Discover the origins and evolution of stand-up paddleboarding and watch two videos to learn how to do this popular watersport.

5 Places To Fish From Shore

By: Erin Korsmo

May 31, 2021

Fishing is a great way to connect with nature, the outdoors, family and friends. If you are new to the sport, we have several locations in Three Rivers where you can test the waters — no boat required! Read on for a list of our favorite spots on land and what kind of fish you might catch while you’re there.

Nature Rx: Silverwood's Forest Bathing Trail

By: Mary Christine Kane

May 24, 2021

Explore the new self-guided, forest bathing trail at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony, and discover how you can unplug and experience a meaningful and therapeutic immersion into nature.

Nesting Birds of Three Rivers

By: Steven Hogg

May 17, 2021

Three Rivers is home to more than 100 different nesting birds. From tree nesters to wetland dwellers, learn where and how some of these birds build their nests. 

Gardening with Native Plants

By: Angela Grill

May 10, 2021

There are many benefits of gardening with plants native to Minnesota, including being better for the environment and saving time and money on maintenance. Read on to explore some of the perks of growing native plants and how to get started at home.

Drinking Coffee For Birds

By: Brandon Baker

May 05, 2021

Did you know that coffee farms can have major impacts on migrating birds? Learn how coffee production affects birds and how you can help make a difference with the coffee you drink.

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