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DIY Holiday Gift Wrap and Sustainable Crafting

By: Alyssa Schauer

December 06, 2018

Try making your own gift wrap this holiday season and find inspiration to shop and craft sustainably all year long.

Have you ever wondered why we “deck the halls with boughs of holly” each December or why we light Hanukkah menorahs on midwinter nights? Read on for more about the unknown stories and history behind some of our holiday traditions.

6 Sustainable Holiday Gift Ideas

By: Alyssa Schauer

November 26, 2018

The holiday season is officially here, and for many people that means finding the perfect presents for friends and family. This year, we challenge you to consider both your loved ones and the environment when it comes to gift-giving. From home-baked treats to thoughtful crafts, here are a few ideas to get you started.

My #OptOutside Top 5

By: Jessica Allen

November 19, 2018

#OptOutside is a movement started by REI that encourages people to opt for outdoor adventures in lieu of Black Friday shopping. Find more on the mindset of #OptOutside and how to incorporate it into your daily life.

Creating the Parks We Love Through Philanthropy

By: Karl Huemiller

November 12, 2018

Do you have an "I love Three Rivers Parks" story? Whether you find peace on a wooded trail or inspiration in a nature center, learn how these beautiful natural spaces and the amenities and experiences within them are possible.

6 Ways to Beat the Seasonal Blues

By: Andrea Breitung

November 07, 2018

Our clocks have fallen back and the daylight hours are getting fewer and fewer. Here are a few ways to beat the seasonal blues.

Sustainability Thread: Climate Conversations

By: Rachel Van Vlaenderen

November 05, 2018

With more than 27,000 acres of land, visitors and staff see changes every day in our parks and on our trails. Much of what our staff has noticed has been a transformation in our weather and climate. Join the conversation.

Photography Tip: Light

By: Linda Dobosenski

October 29, 2018

Light can make or break your photography, especially when you're outdoors. Read on to learn five tips for getting the right light in your photos, then show us what you've got!

Species Spotlight: Northern Red Oak Trees

By: Paul Kortebein

October 22, 2018

Northern red oak trees are one of the most common trees in our area. Learn more than you ever knew you wanted to know about northern red oaks in this not-quite-comprehensive-but-pretty-close post. 

Reintroducing Wildlife at Three Rivers

By: John Moriarty

October 15, 2018

What do trumpeter swans, regal fritillary butterflies and bullsnakes have in common? All were reintroduced into Three Rivers parks. Read about what goes into reintroducing a species and discover what others were successfully reintroduced — some might surprise you!

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