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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.
Creating Access and Equity in Biking
By: Kaja Vang
March 31, 2021
At Three Rivers, we get so excited for #30daysofbiking in April, but we know not everyone feels comfortable on bikes and trails. Learn how we're working with the community to address inequities in biking.
Phenology: Nature's Calendar
By: Ashley Smith
March 22, 2021
American robins, red-winged blackbirds, the call of wood frogs — signs of spring are upon us and we are taking note! Learn what it means to notice these changes of the season and how phenology helps local and global communities.
From Fence to Fire: Fueling Sustainability With Elpis Enterprises
By: Chad Hollinbeck
March 15, 2021
When a wooden fence is no longer useful, what happens to it? With the help of Elpis Enterprises, it is saved from the waste stream and given new life. Read on to learn all about this unique organization and how they help fuel connections to nature at Baker Outdoor Learning Center.
Species Spotlight: Beavers
By: Steven Hogg
March 08, 2021
Beavers are found throughout Minnesota and Three Rivers Parks, but how much do you really know about them? Learn all about their unique adaptations to living in the water, how they survive winter, and how and why their populations are managed.
5 Ways to Practice Mindfulness in Nature
By: Alyssa Schauer
March 03, 2021
Learn ways to be mindful in nature and discover how you can connect with the natural world in everyday life.
Alone or In a Pack: Finding and Inspiring Black Connections in Nature
By: Stephen Scott
February 24, 2021
Stephen Scott, volunteer Outdoor Afro leader, shares his experience in creating opportunities for Black communities to explore and connect to nature in Three Rivers and throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Learn more about Outdoor Afro and how you can support leadership in nature.
Nature Calls Each of Us: My Experience as a Cultural Liaison
By: Nicole Fernandez
February 17, 2021
Nicole Fernandez, cultural liaison at Three Rivers, finds joy in connecting others to the outdoors. Learn what draws Nicole to nature, and read about some of her favorite experiences connecting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community members to the parks.
A Love Letter to Gale Woods Farm
By: Mari Melby
February 12, 2021
Mari Melby, one of our park guests, shares why she loves visiting Gale Woods Farm with her family and how it's become such a special place in their lives.
Guardians of Gale Woods
By: Tim Reese
February 09, 2021
Meet the furry guardians of Gale Woods Farm who protect the sheep and learn what makes llamas and Great Pyrenees dogs good shepherds.
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