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April 2019

Water Action Day 2019

April 10, 2019
Minnesota State Capitol & Christ Lutheran Church, 105 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55103 United States
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Water Action Day banner

Join us for the Third Annual Water Action Day, Minnesota's day to let our lawmakers know we care about our water! REGISTER HERE - http://wateractionday2019.eventbrite.com/ This event will include a free breakfast followed by briefings from experts on policy goals and trainings on how to influence your legislators. Throughout the day, participants can attend group meetings with their legislators, participate in a youth summit, attend important hearings on our bills, and join in the #ProtectOurWater rally in the Capitol Rotunda.…

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May 2019

CURE’s Annual Business Meeting

May 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CURE Office, 117 South 1st Street
Montevideo, MN 56265 United States
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CURE members gathered for the 2018 Annual Business Meeting.

CURE (Clean Up the River Environment) will hold our Annual Business Meeting from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the CURE office, 117 S 1st Street, Montevideo, MN 56265. Similar to recent years, at this meeting, we will conduct the regular and required business of the organization only. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 pm and will last not more than one hour for the purposes of presenting CURE's financial status, hearing a short…

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Gathering Partners of Natural Resources Annual Conference

May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Willmar Convention Center, 2104 US-12
Willmar, MN 56201 United States
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Minnesota Master Naturalists gathering prairie seeds

The Gathering Partners annual conference brings together people from all corners of Minnesota to learn about our state's natural resources. The conference is hosted jointly by University of Minnesota Extension program teams for Forestry, Aquatic Invasive Species, Minnesota Master Naturalist, and Citizen Science.

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June 2019

Prairies & Potholes Master Naturalist Training – Lac qui Parle State Park

June 3, 2019 - June 7, 2019
Lac qui Parle State Park

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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BioBlitz 2019

June 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Big Stone Lake State Park, Meadowbrook Area United States + Google Map
People on the prairie at BioBlitz 2017

Register today! https://www.cureriver.org/2019-bioblitz/ Land Stewardship Project and CURE are excited to announce the date of our next Tallgrass Prairie BioBlitz. Saturday, June 22 from 8 am to 8 pm Big Stone State Park What is a BioBlitz you ask? It is a period of time where we gather to learn about the prairie and all that lives there. You will learn about plants, insects, birds, animals, geology, water, soil etc... no experience needed. Lunch is provided with a potluck at…

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August 2019

Starry Trek

August 17, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lac Qui Parle Lake
Starry Trek

Starry Trek: A statewide event focused on searching for one of Minnesota's newest aquatic invasive species, starry stonewort. Starry stonewort is an invasive algae that was first found in Lake Koronis in 2015 and has since spread to 11 Minnesota lakes. Now we are asking for your help in searching other lakes to better understand its distribution in Minnesota. Join us on the 17th to check out Lac qui Parle Lake ecology, hunt for aquatic invasive species and make new…

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September 2019

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

September 28, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Clean Cars Minnesota Public Meeting – Marshall

November 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Marshall-Lyon County Public Library, 201 C Street
Marshall, MN 56258 United States
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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is coming to Marshall to hear from you and to answer your questions about a Clean Car Stand for Minnesota. Clean Cars Minnesota Public Meeting - Marshall Wednesday, November 6 | 5-7 pm (Marshall Lyon County Library, 201 C St) MPCA needs to know rural Minnesotans care about reducing climate pollution, need more vehicle options with better mileage, and want to improve our air quality. Big Oil is already spending political dollars on misinformation…

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Give to the Max Day 2019

November 14, 2019

Thursday, November 14th is Give to the Max Day! CURE is a grassroots rural organization fighting for a just and healthy future for ALL Minnesotans! We need YOU and YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT in the fight for a just and healthy future for ALL Minnesotans. Every donor creates a better tomorrow for our kids and future generations. Every dollar fights the environmental and social justice challenges we face in rural places. Starting November 1st, you can lock in your Give to…

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