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January 2016

EVENT: Citizen Science is for Everyone!

January 9, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Transform your hobbies into important scientific data! Whether you are a birder, like nature photography or simply watching lightening bugs flicker during warm summer nights you are ready to be a scientist!

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June 2016

Invasive Blitz Volunteer Training

June 8, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Be Part of the Solution – Invasive Blitz Training CURE will partner with the Minnesota Master Naturalist program in hosting an Invasive Blitz Volunteer Training Workshop on Wednesday, June 8th.  We will meet at the Upper Sioux Agency State Park headquarters building beginning at 3pm to wrap up by 9pm. As you know, invasive species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip pose serious threats to Minnesota’s natural resources, ecosystems and economy.  We want YOU to join in a…

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$10 - $35

Paddle: Join us for the MN DNR Minnesota River State Water Trail in a Day Paddle

June 11, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Skalbekken County Park, Sacred Heart, MN 56285 United States + Google Map

Be part of the Minnesota River Public Paddle event... EVENT ALERT: Please check with your paddle leaders or the CURE office for new meeting and launching times.  With the projected heat index, we have moved some of the launch times up to get people off the water sooner.  Call the office at 320-269-2984 if you have any questions. CURE is once again joining the MN DNR Watertrails program "Paddle the MN River in a day" and will support three different…

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TRAINING: Minnesota Master Naturalist Prairies & Potholes Biome Training – Registration is FULL

June 13, 2016 @ 8:30 am - June 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Lac qui Parle State Park Headquarters, 14047 20th St. NW
Watson, MN 56295 United States
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You will not find a better place on the tall grass prairie to learn about the Prairies and Potholes biome. Lac qui Parle State Park (LQPSP) has both a river floodplain and prairie hillsides and is home to a very diverse collection of wildlife. The park boasts a phenomenal migratory flight territory with a variety of birds to see and learn about. In addition to the physical and natural features of the park, there is a rich history with the…

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September 2016

EVENT: Kids on the frontline: An evening with Emily Marquez

September 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Watson Town Hall, 4th & Main
Watson, 56295
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Join us for an evening with Emily Marquez, Pesticide Action Network (PANNA) scientist, for a candid discussion regarding the "Kids on the Frontline" report. Rural children experience the same chemical exposures faced by children in communities across the country from pesticide residues on food and applications in schools, parks and home. They face additional exposures when agricultural chemicals contaminate water supplies or drift from nearby fields. 5:30 PM begin to gather 6:00 PM Potluck Supper 7:00 PM Kids on the Frontline…

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October 2016
$10 - $50

FIELD DAY: Learning about freshwater mussels with Bernard Sietman

October 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Upper Sioux Agency State Park Campground,

Join us for our fourth annual freshwater mussel field day with MN DNR malacologist, Bernard Sietman. You will be hard pressed to find anyone as passionate and knowledgeable about mussels as this transplanted Missourian. Since 2002, he has worked across Minnesota surveying mussels. One of the more excited aspects of his job is the potential discovery of a new species for the Minnesota River Basin, the Mapleleaf. Bernard received his Master of Science degree in Biology from the Emporia State…

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January 2017

Action Opportunity: Join Us for the Women’s March in St. Paul

January 21 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55155 United States
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REGISTER HERE to join us at the Women's March on January 21 CURE members have been talking and meeting about how to respond to the challenges presented to us by the new social and political realities post election 2016. Concerns are many, tensions are mounting, and many of us are looking for ways to hold true to our values, build solidarity, and take action on issues that we care deeply about. We’re hearing that other nonprofits are hearing similar concerns…

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February 2017

Event CANCELLED due to Global Warming – You cannot have a snowshoeing event without snow! Outing: Snowshoeing the Gneiss SNA with Don Robertson

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gneiss SNA,

EVENT CANCELLED due to Global Warming - You cannot have a snowshoeing event without snow! Event: Snowshoeing/Winter Hike the Gneiss SNA with Don Robertson Date: Saturday, February 11 from 1 pm to 4 pm Location: meet at the Yellow Medicine County Museum parking lot and will carpool to the SNA as a group Fee: $5 per person or $15 per family for CURE members and $30 per person or $45 per family for non-CURE members (includes annual membership) We have access…

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Event: Snowshoe Lacing Workshop

February 25 @ 9:00 am - February 26 @ 2:00 pm
Lac qui Parle State Park,

This event is a collaboration between the DNR and CURE in an effort to get more people out on the landscape enjoying all that southwestern Minnesota has to offer. Get ready to explore winter by learning to lace your own pair of traditional wood frame Ojibwe-style snowshoes. Learn which knots to use and how to weave the decking into the frame. This workshop is recommended for ages 10 and up. It is a two-day course that begins on February 25th 9am to…

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April 2017

CANCELED — Pollinators and More… Right In My Own Backyard

April 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
West Central Research and Outreach Center, 46352 State Hwy 329
Morris, MN 56267 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO LOW ATTENDANCE What: A workshop on pollinators When: Saturday, April 8 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Where: West Central Research and Outreach Center (Morris, MN) Cost: *CURE members $25 (includes lunch) *Non-members $35 (includes an introductory CURE membership and lunch) *Students $15 (includes an introductory CURE membership and lunch) For questions about the event contact Katie@cureriver.org or call 320-269-2984. The details: You are invited to the first in a series of workshops for…

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