CURE's bi-monthly newsletter
June 3, 2014 


CURE joined with key Minnesota partners in December, 2012 to establish the Minnesota Clean Energy and Jobs Campaign.  Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced long awaited clean air standards to limit carbon pollution from power plants.  You can read our Clean Energy and Jobs press release here. 
                              ***CURE ACTION ALERT***
You can help us enlist Governor Dayton's support for strong action to limit mercury and carbon pollution from power plants in Minnesota ---> sign this petition today.
You can learn more about the EPA Carbon Pollution Rules here. 


As summer approaches and we all begin looking for ways to get outside, CURE, of course, offers many opportunities through our Events and Adventures Program. But we would be remiss in not mentioning our State Parks, a branch of the DNR that has been specializing in outdoor experiences since the founding of Itasca State Park in 1891.


Not a native of the area myself, I am embarrassingly little-acquainted with both state-wide and regional State Parks, but with my mom coming to West Central Minnesota for the first time and balmy weather approaching, I decided to do a little parks research and visiting.

Post by Ariel Herrod, Watershed Sustainability Program Coordinator.


Whether you bike or fish, paddle or hike, enjoy photography or catching a glimpse of your favorite feathered friend, Clean Up the River Environment (CURE) has something for you this summer! 
Post by Peg Furshong, Director of Operations & Constituent Relations.


As I took a seat next to 20 others in a circle around a morning fire on a sunny Saturday last month, a cup of nettle tea was handed to me as introductions and the circle talk began. Audrey Arner of Moonstone Farm began discussing the history and importance of wild foods. She started a wild foods workshop, Grasp the Nettle, several years ago to share her knowledge of wild foods foraging with others and in return, learn more from the people who attend her workshops. 

Post by Sarina Otaibi, Director of Communications & Engagement.


CURE's collaboration with UM Morris students Natalie Hoidal and Jordan Wente, "Estar in el Prairie", uses photographic art to tell the story of changing rural demographics, bridging cultural barriers, and setting down roots.  The exhibit ended at the K.K. Berge Gallery this weekend and will show next at the Institute on the Environment on the University of Minnesota Twin City Campus.


The student essay written by Natalie and Jordan to accompany the exhibit was posted today on CURE's website and provides the backstory to the project, Morris Minnesota's intentional recruitment of immigrant labor, and the community response to immigrant needs. Read the essay here.


Support for this CURE/Student Cross Pollination is provided by a grant from the Kresge Foundation.


You are invited to the First Minnesota River Congress happening on June 19th at Turner Hall in New Ulm!


The main purpose of the first congress will be to discuss the merits of having a citizen-led, basin-wide organization to promote the economic and natural vitality of the river valley, and how it could be structured.


Click here to register for the event. 
Click here to register to table at the event for a cause or organization.  


For more information, call Scott Sparlin at 507-276-2280 or email [email protected].
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HIKE: Lundblad Prairie SNA
Date: Saturday, June 7th
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Lundblad Prairie SNA in Murray County
Date: Saturday, June 7th
Time: 10 AM - 2 PM
Location: Big Stone Lake State Park, Meadowbrook Area.
Date: Sunday, June 8th
Time: 12 PM
Location: Morton Outcrops SNA in Renville County
HIKE: Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge Geological Hike
Date: Saturday, June 14th
Time: 6 PM
Location: Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge

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Minnesota River Congress

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