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April 2014
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ACTION Opportunity: Earth Day MN River Roadside CleanUp

April 22 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Wegdahl, MN,
Wegdahl, MN, MN 56265 United States
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Celebrate Earth Day with the CURE Community! Come as you are and join others who also believe that every action counts.  Meet at 5:15 PM at Chippewa County Park in Wegdahl 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. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring some gloves if you have them (we will have safety vests and gloves on hand too). Sign up…

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May 2014

River History Weekend & CURE’s 22nd Annual Meeting

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - May 4 @ 12:00 pm

THURSDAY, MAY 1 Estar in el Prairie Photo Essay Exhibit Opening & Reception 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the K.K. Berge Building, Downtown Granite Falls. Retratos de nuestra nueva comunidad Latina: Portraits of Western Minnesota’s Emerging Latino Community. The photo essay exhibit is up through the month of May. Click here to learn more about the project. University of Minnesota Morris students Jordan Wente and Natalie Hoidal have sought to document the significance of the Latino Culture, and its importance to the…

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Estar in el Prairie Photo Essay Exhibit Opening & Reception

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
K.K. Berge Building,
807 Prentice Street Granite Falls, 56241 United States
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University of Minnesota Morris students Jordan Wente and Natalie Hoidal (more about Jordan and Natalie below) have sought to document the significance of the Latino Culture, and its importance to the rural landscape through black and white photography. Estar in el Prairie Photo Essay Exhibit, Retratos de nuestra nueva comunidad Latina: Portraits of Western Minnesota’s Emerging Latino Community will be up through the month of May at the K.K. Berge Gallery in Granite Falls. The exhibit opening & reception is free…

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“Don’t Worry; We’ve Got This” – A Gathering of Rising Leaders

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Granite Falls American Legion

“Don’t Worry; We’ve Got This” will be an evening full of good people, good food, good conversation, and good fun!

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Book Club Feature: Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Back Yards

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
K.K. Berge Building,
807 Prentice Street Granite Falls, 56241 United States
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Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Back Yards by Sara Stein is the second book to be featured in CURE’s Book Club and is led by CURE Member Beth Lorenz Pullan. CURE has a couple of copies available for members to borrow if they like. The Book Club will meet on Thursday, May 8th & on Thursday, May 22nd from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the K.K. Berge Building in Granite Falls. It is Free for CURE Members…

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$40

Grasp the Nettle

May 10 @ 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 hosted by Moonstone Farm featuring the wild spring greens of our prairieland and inclyuding a foraged carbon neutral lunch prepared and served by participants. Limit of 20 participants.  To register and to reserve your spot, email Audrey at audrey@moonstonefarm.net or call Audrey at 320-269-8971. Click here for the Grasp the Nettle Facebook event page.

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HIKE: Hiking in the Swede’s Forest SNA with Megan Ulrich & Don Robertson

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vicksburg County Park,
Co Park No 2 Renville, MN 56284 United States
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Date: Wednesday, May 14th 6 to 8pm Location: meet at Vicksburg County Park near Renville Cost: CURE Members are free and non-members are $10.00/person or $15/family. Register by calling Dixie at 1-877-269-2873 or email peg@cureriver.org This evening hike is led by Clean Up the River Environment (CURE) Board Members Megan Ulrich and Don Robertson. Both Ulrich and Robertson are certified Master Naturalists. Located within the Minnesota River Valley in Swedes Forest township, this site contains the granite outcrop community type…

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Book Club Feature: Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Back Yards

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
K.K. Berge Building,
807 Prentice Street Granite Falls, 56241 United States
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Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Back Yards by Sara Stein is the second book to be featured in CURE’s Book Club and is led by CURE Member Beth Lorenz Pullan. CURE has a couple of copies available for members to borrow if they like. The Book Club will meet on Thursday, May 8th & on Thursday, May 22nd from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the K.K. Berge Building in Granite Falls. It is Free for CURE Members and…

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June 2014

Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge Paddle

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge,
44843 County Road 19 Odessa, MN 56276 United States
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Father’s Day at Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge (BSNWR). Established in 1975, BSNWR consists of 11,586 acres of tallgrass prairie, wetlands, granite outcrops, and river woodlands. Eleven miles of the Minnesota River flow through the refuge. Come and paddle with us from 10 AM to 1 PM. Bring your own vessel or use one of ours. Reservations are required and fees may apply. There will also be a geological hike later in the day from 6 PM to 8 PM.…

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Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge Geological Hike

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge,
44843 County Road 19 Odessa, MN 56276 United States
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Father’s Day at Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge (BSNWR). Established in 1975, BSNWR consists of 11,586 acres of tallgrass prairie, wetlands, granite outcrops, and river woodlands. Eleven miles of the Minnesota River flow through the refuge. Come and hike with us on Saturday, June 14th from 6 PM to 8 PM. This hike will be a geological tour of the refuge. Reservations are required and fees may apply. There will also be a paddle on Saturday morning beginning at 10…

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