Events & Adventures Program

Summer is here, so what are you waiting for! Time to get out and explore the Upper Minnesota River Valley with CURE!
Disc Golf . Birding . Paddling . Hiking 
Disc Golf Graphic
2013 Monte-Granite Riverfront Disc Classic
This Saturday & Sunday,      July 13th & 14th
Two Cities, One River, 36 Holes of Disc Golf...on Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m., the public is invited to come to the Sunset Lodge #109 Disc Golf Course in Lagoon Park, Montevideo and learn the basics of disc golf.  
  • First 100 participants will receive a free disc
  • Four stations will teach basic disc skills and beginning at 10:00 a.m. there will be open recreational play to practice those skills.

Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. for those folks with a few skills under their belt for the first ever Monte-Granite Riverfront Disc Golf Classic.  This non-sanctioned open will have three categories for competition: Men's, Women's and Youth.  The entry fee is $10 per person. There will be prizes awarded on Sunday after the two-day, 36-hole event.


Here is where the "something for everyone" comes in - Saturday evening at the Wegdahl County Park along the Minnesota River.

  • At 7:00 pm, there will be a Disc Golf Exhibition throwing contest.  This is a great way to learn more about the sport and see why people are so interested in this fun outdoor sport. There will be a light supper. 
  • Event is free and open to the public - SO bring your lawn chairs, bug spray and interest.
  • There will be smores and a campfire beginning at 8:30 pm.  Come join in the fun!
Sunday morning beginning at 10 am people will finish the last 18 holes at the River's Edge Disc Golf Course in downtown Granite Falls.  The winners and awards will be announced at approximately 1:00 p.m. or when the play finishes.  Disc Golf Classic Map
For a history of disc golf and what all the hype is about, check out this recent article, "Why Disc Golf?"
If you have any questions, please call the CURE office at (320) 269-2984 or email [email protected]
Birding with Sally Jo
Birding with Sally Jo
Saturday, July 13th
6 AM to 10 AM
Renville County's Skalbekken Park
Enjoy a morning out along one of Minnesota River's beautiful parks to see and hear mid-summer birds. All levels of birders welcome! 

For more information, please click here. For the Facebook event, click here

CURE's Events & Adventure's Program

Experience the Upper Minnesota River Watershed with the guides from Wild River Academy and from our CURE members and board members by paddling, biking, fishing, birding, hiking or all of the above! Click on the links below to learn more about each trip including details on special costs for our CURE members. - Advanced Registration Required.


Saturday, July 13th from 6 AM to 10 AM 
CURE Members fee: FREE 
Non-CURE members fee: $10  
Paddling the MN River Watershed:
Minnesota River Trip in Renville County

Saturday, August 10th4 hour day trip.
Saturday & Sunday, July 13 & 14th 
beginning at 9 AM on Saturday.
Kinney Landing
Saturday, August 10th from 8 AM to 11 AM.
Saturday, July 20th. 3 hour day trip. 

Hiking in the Prairie Smoke School 
Nature Area
Saturday, July 20th. 9 AM to 11:30 AM.
Sunday, August 11th. 3 hour day trip.
Thursday, August 15th from 9 AM to 12 PM.

Wednesday, July 24th. 5 PM to 8 PM. 
Saturday, August 24th from 3 PM to 6 PM.


Safety First 
Before your next trip, be prepared and consider your safety first.

Dam Safety A recent story from the Granite Falls Advocate Tribune, "Pair of paddlers happy to be alive after rescue from Minnesota River, Granite Falls Dam,"  prompted us to repeat our safety segment of this email. 


Here is a great article full of graphics to explain what you can do to get yourself out of dangerous situations. 


We would like to acknowledge the dangers that recreation on water may create while boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming or whatever the activity may be. Before going on a trip, one should always check the weather forecast and conditions of the water before embarking on the trip. 


The Department of Natural Resource (DNR) website contains a wealth of knowledge on what you need to know about taking precautions before getting on to the river.  


Here are a few more helpful links from the DNR website to check out before your next trip:

Will Steger Profile
Will Steger, Polar Explorer
Save the Date: Clean Energy, Climate, and Health Public Forum 
Sunday, September 15th, 2013 at 7 PM
Granite Falls Lutheran Church
350 9th Ave. Granite Falls, MN 56241
A free public forum with polar explorer Will Steger and Fresh Energy's J. Drake Hamilton.
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