Beating the winter doldrums – events and activities to keep you moving

Winter is a great time for star gazing, full moon hikes, skiing and snowshoeing, and winter festivals.

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Mysterious creatures of the St. Croix River

Bryozoans are just one of the many strange and unique animals that call the St. Croix River home.

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3 Moms + 3 Boys + 1,000,000 Mosquitoes: A Boundary Waters Adventure

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) encompasses more than one million acres of forest, 1175 lakes, and 1200 miles of canoe routes in northeastern Minnesota.

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Touring Wakáŋ Tipi at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary – Same View, New Perspective

“We’ve never lost our connection to this space but it’s important to bring native people back here and have them making decisions on how the land in managed,” says Keeli Siyaka, Environmental Justice Educator at the Lower Phalen Creek Project.

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Frozen fish and salty toes

One growing concern for urban lakes and streams is pollution from winter road salt. Currently, there are 50 lakes and streams in Minnesota that are listed as impaired due to elevated chlorides and another 75 that are “nearly” impaired.

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Getting older shouldn’t mean staying indoors

Randy Thoreson, a retired National Park Service employee, has traveled the country advocating for new programs to help get seniors outdoors in nature.

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The healing power of nature

If you’ve ever noticed that you feel happier and more relaxed after spending time outdoors, you won’t be surprised to hear that research shows a strong connection between time spent in nature and reduced stress, anxiety, and depression.

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