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Adapted Biking: Bringing All Together on the Trails

By: Tracy Tabaka

October 19, 2021

Bikers share their experiences from the trails and how adapted equipment is creating a more inclusive trail ride.

Finding Peace Through a Healing Walk

By: Nicole Fernandez

October 11, 2021

Nicole Fernandez, a cultural liaison at Three Rivers, reflects on leading a healing walk and offers tips on how you can create the experience on your own.

Bridging Access To Joy In The Outdoors For Latino Seniors

By: Giannina Posner

September 13, 2021

As we enter National Hispanic Heritage Month, Three Rivers joins in honoring the contributions and cultures of Hispanic and Latino Americans. In this week's post, learn about Three Rivers' Latino Senior Engagement program, what activities participants have done together, and how to get involved. 

10 Summery Outdoor Date Ideas

By: Mary Christine Kane

August 23, 2021

Summer isn't over yet! Grab a date or a friend and find a new outdoor adventure in Three Rivers.

From securing permits to making sure habitat is just right, a lot of work goes into bringing new butterflies into our parks. Learn all about the process of reintroducing butterflies, our past successes and which butterflies we hope to introduce into our parks in the future.

Pathways Into the Parks

By: Harshita Somani

August 10, 2021

The Pathways Internship program introduces teenagers to various roles throughout Three Rivers Park District, giving them an opportunity to explore different career paths. Follow along with Harshita Somani, the 2021 marketing intern, as she relays her experience in the program this summer.

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.

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