Aug

31

CURE member volunteers to raise money for outdoor programs

The statement “the little engine that could” is often used when an unassuming individual takes on a large task with relentless determination.  On an afternoon last spring, longtime CURE member, Jianhua ‘Chen’ Qian came into the office and offered to use his ‘pedal power’ to raise money for CURE outdoor programs.  As an avid biker […]

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Jul

20

CHEN pedals to raise money for new CURE program

From Paddling the Minnesota River to Pedaling from the Missouri River to the Mississippi River, Chen is biking to raise $5,000 for a new CURE program. Born in China, Jianhua Qian grew up in a time when people didn’t think about the environment and thus the air and rivers in and around Shanghai were very […]

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Jun

30

Minnesota Master Naturalists Gather on the Prairie

There really isn’t anything better than to spend a week engrossed with like minded “Prairie & Pothole” enthusiasts.  June 13 – 17 just over 20 people from places like Rochester, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Brookings, Sioux Falls and points inbetween came to Lac qui Parle State Park for the Minnesota Master Naturalist (MMN) Prairies and Potholes […]

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Jun

30

Keep the Hives Alive Tour

Moonstone Farm in Montevideo was the backdrop for The Keep the Hives Alive Tour stop in Minnesota River Valley. CURE and partners hosted the event on the Richard Handeen-Audrey Arner farm where diversified, sustainable, and holistic farm management has taken shape as a result of decades of planning and strategic design. Pollinators find refuge on […]

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May

31

Invasive Blitz, Paddling, Bees and Naturalists

June provides CURE members a variety of outdoor experiences.  Beginning Wednesday, June 8th CURE is partnering with the MN Master Naturalist program and hosting an Invasive Blitz Volunteer Training at the Upper Sioux Agency State Park.  This training will highlight working with buckthorn, garlic mustard and wild parsnip. June 11th is National Get Outdoors Day […]

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