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February 2015

CALL to ACTION: Minnesota Clean Energy and Jobs Day at the Capital

February 2 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Christ Lutheran Church,
105 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55155 United States
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Please join us on Monday, February 2, for a Minnesota Clean Energy & Jobs Day at the Capitol to show your support for clean energy in meetings with your state legislators. CURE has reserved vehicles for transporting people in west central Minnesota to the event and will be making stops in Montevideo, Willmar and Marshall. We will also provide trainings, meetings with legislatures, youth meetings with Governor Dayton and lunch. Over the coming months CURE will be working in partnership…

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EVENT: Candle Light Walk at lac qui Parle State Park

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - March 6 @ 8:30 pm
Lac qui Parle Lake, Upper and Lower State Park,
Watson, MN United States
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Candle Light Walk at lac qui Parle State Park This event will begin at 6:30 pm with a short presentation on the WPA buildings at 7pm. There will be a 1/2 mile walk into the WPA warming shelter by candlelight. Hot chocolate and s’mores/cookies will be shared at the warming shelter. There is no fee for this event but participants will need to have a MN State Parks pass. Questions can be directed to the park at 320-734-4450 This event…

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EVENT: Building Power for Renewing Rural Minnesota and Standing Up to Corporate Power

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Granite Falls Lutheran Church,
350 9th Avenue, Granite Falls, MN 56241 United States
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Land Stewardship Project (LSP) and CURE Progressive Roundtable Discussion & Action Planning, Saturday, February 7, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Granite Falls Lutheran Church in Granite Falls MN. LSP and CURE are jointly hosting this meeting as grassroots membership organizations committed to building power to win positive change for rural Minnesota. We want to bring our members together to discuss attacks on local democracy that corporate interests are pushing at the Capitol. How do we work together to defeat these attacks? We…

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WORKSHOP: Snowshoe Lacing Workshop

February 21 @ 9:00 am - February 22 @ 3:00 pm
Lac qui Parle Lake, Upper and Lower State Park,
Watson, MN United States
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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 21 9am to 3pm and February 22nd 10am to 3pm. Registration is required by the first week of February and the cost is $75.00 This workshop is limited to the…

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EVENT: Join the Carbon Challenge!

February 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
West Central Research and Outreach Center,
46352 State Hwy 329, Morris, MN 56267 United States
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Whether you grow corn on hundreds of acres or a patch of zinnias by the back step, you have the power to grow your communities resiliency in the face of climate change and to take action to build healthier soil, plants, animals, and a healthier global atmosphere. On Saturday, February 21, two veterans on building soil carbon will be presenting on their work, sharing ways for you to get involved, and joining attendees for a conversation over lunch. Peter Donovan…

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March 2015

TRAINING: Minnesota Master Naturalist – Prairies and Potholes Region

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - May 19 @ 8:30 pm
CURE Office,
117 South 1st Street, Montevideo, MN 56265 United States
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CURE is very excited to partner with the Minnesota Master Naturalist Program and offer a Prairies and Potholes certification training.  This course is being taught by longtime CURE member and Master Naturalist Kylene Olson at the CURE Office.  The sessions will begin on Tuesday, March 10th and run for 11 weeks until May 19th.  They will start at 6pm and end at 8:30 pm with two all day field days on Saturday, April 25th and Saturday, May 16th.  Attendance at…

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April 2015

EVENT: CURE’s 23rd Annual Meeting

April 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Maynard Community Center,
Maynard, MN
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  SAVE the DATE!! Saturday, April 18th in Maynard, MN More details to follow!

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ACTION OPPORTUNITY: Earth Day – MN River Roadside Clean Up

April 22 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Wegdahl, MN,
Wegdahl, MN, MN 56265 United States
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  Celebrate Earth Day with us!! We will meet at 5:15pm at Wegdahl County Park just off highway 212 between Granite Falls and Montevideo. We will break up into teams and tackle our designated highway area. Dress for the weather and please wear closed toe shoes and bring some gloves if you have them. Sign up if you are interested and weather permitting we will get out and enjoy the evening! If we get enough folks it should only take…

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May 2015

EVENT: Grasp the Nettle

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Moonstone Farm,
9060 40th Street SW, Montevideo, MN 56265 United States
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An outdoor local foods workshop featuring the wild spring greens of our prairieland and including a foraged carbon neutral lunch prepared and served by participants. This event is for beginners and above. Participants should come prepared to be outdoors, dress in layers and wear sturdy walking shoes. It is recommended to wear long sleeves and pants. Advance registration for this event is due by April 25th, 2015 and is limited to 20 participants. Fee for this event is $45 and…

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July 2015

EVENT: Simon Lake, MN BioBlitz 2015 – SAVE the DATES!!

July 10 - July 11
Simon Lake Area,
172nd Ave, Glenwood, MN 56334 United States
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Save the Dates!!  This year we will be spending 24 hours over two days to gather data. Join us on July 10th and 11th. More information to come!

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