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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.
Breaking Down Barriers to Camping
By: Chia Xiong
April 28, 2021
Camping can offer new ways to connect to nature, but there is recognizable privilege in being able to do it. Learn how our Community Engagement team worked with community partners and other staff members to establish a Camping Gear Lending Library and offer introductory camping experiences to interested groups.
Growing Resilient Forests at the Three Rivers Nursery
By: Missy Anderson
April 22, 2021
Did you know that we have our own plant nursery at Three Rivers? Learn all about why we grow our own plants and how we work to ensure the forests in our parks will be around for years to come.
Species Spotlight: Elderberries
By: Paul Kortebein
April 08, 2021
Elderberries are some of the most widespread plants in our area. Learn all about the two varieties of elderberries that grow in Minnesota, where to find them, how to tell them apart and more.
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