Ten Months of Stewardship

If each person in Minnesota picked up the same amount of trash I've collected so far in 2020, it would result in 588,326,410 pounds of trash being removed from our streets, parks and waterways. *Based on 2019 U.S. Census Bureau data that estimates Minnesota's population at 5,639,632. Trash Collected as of November 1, 2020: 104.32 … Continue reading Ten Months of Stewardship

Exploration, Service, Perspectives

#hike26 & #hike27 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Coldwater Spring / Mini Owe Sni, Minnehaha Trail and Fort Snelling State Park I want to acknowledge these hikes and volunteering took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, and Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux). Trash Collected: 1.2 pounds, 0.8 pounds Exploration These past few … Continue reading Exploration, Service, Perspectives

When the River Recedes

#20hike of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Pike Island Trail, Fort Snelling State Park Trash Collected: 10.7 pounds I want to acknowledge this took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, and Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux). Fort Snelling State Park is one of my favorite parks in Minnesota for a hike. I've written … Continue reading When the River Recedes

Microadventure : Stewardship Hiking

There are so many wonderful things that we can all get from being outside in nature. Taking in the fresh air, the sounds of birds and the rustle of critters on the ground, seeing rivers, waterfalls and the flow of seasons. No matter where you are right now people are getting outside more than ever … Continue reading Microadventure : Stewardship Hiking

Microadventure Series : Cemetery Hiking

#17hike of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park/Location: Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN The beauty of challenging yourself to look at the world in a new way is that you might discover something delightful and unexpected that sits right in front of you. When I was looking for inspiration for this series I've … Continue reading Microadventure Series : Cemetery Hiking