Volunteering : Prescribed Burn Support

Trail/Park: Coldwater Spring, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area I want to acknowledge this service took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to assist the National Park Service … Continue reading Volunteering : Prescribed Burn Support

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

Giving Back to the Trail

Hikes #22, 23, 24 and 25 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Crosby Farm Regional Park and Coldwater Spring / Mini Owe Sni I want to acknowledge these hikes and volunteering took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, and Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux). Giving back has been part of my DNA for … Continue reading Giving Back to the Trail

Getting to Know A River

#5hike, #6hike, #8hike, #9hike and #10hike of my 52 Hike Challenge Trails/Parks:#5 Pike Island Trail, Fort Snelling State Park#6 Long Meadow Unit, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge#8 Long Meadow Unit, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge#9 Snelling Lake and Pike Island Trail, Fort Snelling State Park#10 Long Meadow Unit, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge I've been … Continue reading Getting to Know A River

Let’s Go Back to the Isle: Day Seven

Trail/Park: Isle Royale National Park I want to acknowledge this hike took place on I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Métis and Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ. I know it's early. It has to be. But there is a canoe or kayak out there in the creek with the weirdest paddle … Continue reading Let’s Go Back to the Isle: Day Seven