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Volunteering: Park Patrol

By: Deb Vosler

August 27, 2018

Did you know there is a team of volunteers on park and regional trails in Three Rivers ready to help? Read on to learn about Park Patrol and the variety of ways they assist park guests.

What Happens To Collected Prairie Seeds?

By: Erin Korsmo

August 22, 2018

Getting collected seeds back onto the prairie is not as simple as you might think. Learn what goes on between seed collection and seed planting.

Prairies are the most threatened habitat in Minnesota. Some species that depend on prairies are now on endangered and threatened species lists. Read on to learn about the important role volunteer seed collectors play in saving the prairies and the creatures that inhabit them.

What's Blooming at Noerenberg?

By: Arla Carmichiel

August 13, 2018

August can often be a difficult month for tired gardeners. A walk through Noerenberg Gardens might be just the thing to get through the “dog days” of summer. Learn which plants to look for this August.

How do art and nature intersect? For one artist, it involves carefully placing fake birds in trees. For another, it appears as an explosion of colorful paint on canvas. Read on to learn how nature and Silverwood Park have inspired artists Paula McCartney and Kelli Nelson.

A Walk Through Silverwood Park

By: Eileen Cohen

August 06, 2018

Like a living museum, Silverwood contains curiosities and specimens of every kind. Here, the connection between nature and art takes center stage. Learn about the park's history as an escape from the city and take a virtual walk down a trail of sculptures.

What Is Environmental Stewardship to You?

By: Laura Jarriel & Andrea Breitung

August 01, 2018

Learn what the Three Rivers blog is about and start to ask yourself what environmental stewardship means to you.

Pollinators: The Great Monarch Migration

By: Elaine Tucker

July 31, 2018

Have you ever wondered what a monarch tag is or why we tag monarch butterflies? Read on to discover more about these beautiful insects and their incredible 2,000-mile migration.

A Grimm Dairy Tale

By: Bill Walker

July 30, 2018

Did you know that we wouldn't have locally made ice cream, butter, cheese curds and other dairy products if it wasn't for one determined farmer who settled in Carver County in the 1800s? Read on to learn about Minnesota's great dairy tale; alfalfa will never look the same.

People of the Parks: Ray Robinson

By: Alyssa Schauer

July 29, 2018

If you've been to French Regional Park, you may have been lucky enough to cross paths with — or even befriend — longtime park guest Ray Robinson. You can find Ray on a bench by the beach listening to jazz and chatting with fellow park-goers. 

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