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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.
The Sky Dance of the Timberdoodle
By: Elaine Tucker
February 03, 2021
Watch a video to learn about the elusive mating ritual of the American woodcock and get tips on how you can experience this seasonal display of courtship this spring.
How to Dress for Winter Weather
By: Erin Korsmo
January 25, 2021
Learn how to stay warm this winter with these basic tips and enjoy being outside with the right clothes no matter what the thermometer says.
Species Spotlight: American Plum
By: Paul Kortebein
January 19, 2021
Did you know American plum trees are common in Minnesota — and you can eat the fruit? Learn all about how to identify American plums, how to grow them, how we expect climate change to impact them and more.
Best Trails for Winter Hiking
By: Erin Korsmo
January 13, 2021
With over 100 miles of winter hiking trails, we've got you covered for your next outdoor adventure! Read on to see some of our favorite short, mid-length and long hikes in Three Rivers.
Why and How We Prune Trees at Three Rivers
By: Dan Comerford
January 04, 2021
In the winter, our skilled Forestry staff is hard at work pruning trees in picnic areas, campgrounds and other public areas in the parks. Learn all about the art of pruning and why we do it at Three Rivers.
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