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September 2019

Bust the Buckthorn – National Public Lands Day at the Mission 2019

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lac qui Parle Mission
CURE members gathered at a previous National Public Lands Day event

CURE, Minnesota Master Naturalists (MMN) and the Chippewa County Historical Society with the support of the Chippewa Soil & Water Conservation District will team up to remove buckthorn at the Lac qui Parle Mission as part of the National Public Lands Day (NPLD) day of action. This is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands. September 28th marks the 27th annual celebration and we would love for you to join us. We have chosen buckthorn removal because…

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October 2019

FIELD DAY: Learning about Freshwater Mussels with Bernard Sietman 2019

October 12 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Upper Sioux Agency State Park
A girl holding a mussel

Join us for our fifth 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 exciting 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 University…

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