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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.
Bringing Back Butterflies: What It Takes To Complete A Reintroduction
By: John Moriarty
August 16, 2021
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.
My Experience Finding New Adventures in Three Rivers
By: Beth Kalpin
July 19, 2021
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.
A Legacy of Service: How One Volunteer Gave 10,000 Hours
By: Katie Brom
June 28, 2021
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.
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.
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