prairie grass
May 22, 2019
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Trail Family Fun Day on the Gateway-Brown’s Creek Trail on July 13

From Gateway-Brown's Creek Trail Association Saturday, July 13, 9 am to 12pm Get out on the trail for some summer fun, adventure, and a scavenger hunt! The Gateway-Brown’s Creek Trail Association is hosting a family fun day on Saturday, July 13. Guests will enjoy ice ...
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Gateway horses and bikers
May 22, 2019
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Open House at Lake Maria on June 8

From Friends of Lake Maria State Park Lake Maria State Park and all Minnesota State Parks will hold their annual Open House on Saturday, June 8 from 8 am to 10 pm. The State Park Open House coincides with National Get Outdoors Day—a great opportunity ...
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May 22, 2019
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Community Celebrates Annual Bike to Work Day in Jackson

From Friends of the Jackson County Trails On May 16th, 2019, Friends of the Jackson County Trails hosted the annual Bike to Work Day event at Ezekiel’s Wheel Bike Shop. Several folks stopped down and rode a new Bike Share System bike for the City ...
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Man on a bike share bike in front of the market
May 22, 2019
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3rd Annual Big Woods Photo Contest Launches

From Friends of Nerstrand Big Woods State Park Friends of Nerstrand has launched its 3rd annual photo contest. Winning photos will be published in a 2020 Calendar, to be used as a fundraiser by the Friends of Nerstrand Big Woods State Park. Proceeds will help ...
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waterfall
May 12, 2019
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Trees and Shrubs Program at Lake Maria on May 18

From Friends of Lake Maria State Park Come learn from Biologist Stephen G Saupe of the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University about the trees and shrubs that grow in Lake Maria State Park.  He will discuss how to identify woody plants, and you’ll  learn ...
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Trees looking up. Lindsey Kramer/P&TC Photo Contest
May 9, 2019
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Support, volunteers welcome for Heartland Spur Trail project

From Heartland Itasca Spur Citizen Committee A member of the Heartland Itasca Spur Citizen Committee wrote a Letter to the Editor highlighting an overview of the spur trail development. Read this letter in The Park Rapids Enterprise May 4 edition: "Support, volunteers welcome for Heartland ...
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pedestrians on Heartland State Trail
May 6, 2019
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Behind the scenes insights from Friends of Bertram

Friends of Bertram is an active group that organizes and supports a number of events and projects at Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park each year. We'll dive behind the scenes to better understand some of their strategies (and challenges) around membership, project coordination, and ...
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May 6, 2019
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2019 Events with Friends of Bertram

From Friends of Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park Check out some of the exciting events happening this year! The Friends of Bertram puts together some of their own events and also supports some other events put on at the park. Open House with Membership ...
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Kids sit along the rocks by the path
April 25, 2019
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Engineering Study Slated for Heartland Trail Spur

Our Friends Group Partner, the Heartland Itasca Spur Citizen Committee, has been advocating for the development of a trail connecting the Heartland State Trail into Itasca State Park.Read about their progress in The Park Rapids Enterprise April 24 article:"Engineering study slated for Heartland Trail Spur"
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My husband and son on a bike trip. They started out in Itasca State Park, then biked on to the Mi-Gi-Zi, Heartland and Paul Bunyan trails and into Minneapolis.
April 24, 2019
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Celebrations planned to mark 100 years at Sibley State Park

From Minnesota DNR - Popular destination in Kandiyohi County was designated on April 23, 1919 Celebration events are planned throughout the summer to honor 100 years of Sibley State Park, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The park, in west-central Minnesota, is named for ...
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photographer and horseback riders
April 15, 2019
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2019 Events at Anderson Park: Bird Hike, Plant Exchange, Fall Festival

From Friends of Anderson Park Anderson Park is a haven for migratory birds. This area has the highest concentration of species of special concern in the Isanti County. Spring Bird Hike Saturday, May 11; 7:30am-9:30am Join two local birding experts for a hike in the ...
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April 9, 2019
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Spring Clean Up at Lake Maria on April 27

From Friends of Lake Maria State Park Please join other park volunteers as we help prepare the park for the summer season. Volunteers will be raking, working on trails and clearing bucktorn near the trail center.  Lunch will be provided. Registration is needed for this ...
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Volunteers stand by the water with the trash they collected during the clean up
April 9, 2019
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Fat bikes and groomed winter trails at Chester Woods Park

From Friends of Chester Woods Are you a fan of fat biking on winter trails? New this winter at Chester Woods Park, friends members were able to pack about 11 miles of multi-use winter trails! Of those, about 8 miles have also been specially groomed ...
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Winter wonderland with a deer on the trail
April 9, 2019
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Friends of Scandia 2019 Spring Speaker Series

From Friends of Scandia Parks & Trails Friends of Scandia Parks & Trails announces its spring 2019 season of speakers. Events are open to the public. For more information contact Janie O'Connor (651) 481-3152 or friendsscandiaparks@gmail.com. Friends of Scandia members Building Resiliency to Climate Change ...
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Native yellow sunflowers in a field
April 2, 2019
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Minnesota bids farewell to Conservation Pioneer

Martin Kellogg quietly helped create Voyageurs National Park, Grand Portage State Park and numerous environmental organizations, dead at 88
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Appropriately named "Sunset Lake" in Glendalough State Park. By Lisa Malmstrom