Introducing the next generation to conservation is Our Most Important Work.

CURE friends and members are stepping up to educate and inspire the next generation of conservationist.  Contributions for Our Most Important Work have come from all over Minnesota.  Thank You.


We never want to become a pest, the invasive species in your life, but we need your help - money to do this work. While we have been lucky to have ongoing support for our major programs, money to connect with young kids and high school and college students is harder to come by - and the 2014-2015 program year is just starting!


Your September donation of $30 will help us carry on Our Most Important Work, because not having the financial resources to reach out to young people, to get them to unplug now and then, would end a CURE tradition that has brought hundreds of youth to value stewardship and join the conservation movement.


No contribution is too small.


You can support CURE's next generation program online by making a donation here or call Dixie at 877-269-2984 for personal assistance. 


Read more about Our Most Important Work September campaign here. 



Back by popular demand - Bernard Sietman will come out on Saturday, September 20, to the Upper Minnesota River Watershed for a Field Day that will focus on the Pomme de Terre River Mussels.


Plan to join us at 10 AM and go until 1 PM at the Riverview Park in Appleton next to the bridge. We may be moving locations periodically. Bring a sack lunch, dress for water, bring boots and dry clothes. 

This event is FREE to CURE Members and $10 ($15 per family) for non-CURE members. Registration is REQUIRED and limited to 30 attendees. Reserve your spot today by calling Dixie at 1-877-269-2873.    

Last week, over 40 people gathered in the Montevideo Community Center for a Minnesota River Congress Listening Session co-hosted by CURE.  We worked hard to promote the event among our members and supporters, and we were glad to see the conversation take off as a result.  If you were unable to make it, this in-depth article by Solomon Gustavo from the Montevideo American News should bring you up to speed on how the evening went. 


Thank you, Solomon, for a great story, and thank you, Minnesota River Basin advocates, for a great evening.  As always, our support from the community reassures us that we are on the right track. Read more about how the event unfolded in a recent news article here.

2014 Minnesota River Cleanup
27 people volunteered their time on Saturday, Sept. 13th to help cleanup the Minnesota River. Thank you to everyone who joined us on the beautiful autumn day!

9th Water Festival for Youth
The Swift Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) hosted 5th and 6th students from Benson Public Schools and Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Schools at the Outdoor Learning Center in Ambush Park on Friday, September 12.  Approximately 240 students spent the day learning about how water, soil and animals are connected in the environment and the importance of the natural environment. They had the opportunity to visit several learning stations focused on forestry, prairies, water quality, fisheries, wetlands, soils and more.  The kids were able to eat a glacier, be a water drop, test their knowledge at water jeopardy, and identify river bugs. Ariel Herrod, CURE's Water Program Coordinator, took part in the water festival for youth by leading ones of the learning stations. 
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Date: Saturday, Sept. 20

Time: 10 AM to 1:30 PM

Location: Pomme de Terre River

Climate . Energy 
Water . Agriculture 
"Minnesota River congress convenes in Montevideo," by Solomon Gustavo, Montevideo American News.

"U professor working to save state's pheasants and ducks," by Dennis Anderson, Star Tribune.

"DNR commissioner checks out Minnesota River," by John Cross, Mankato Free Press.

Minnesota State Water Trails Tourism Summit

Community representatives and paddling enthusiasts from across the state will gather in St. Cloud on Sept. 29-30 to attend the first Minnesota State Water Trails Tourism Summit. This event will focus on how paddle sports can increase outdoor recreation tourism, foster economic development, build a sense of community and provide a better quality of life.  Click here to register


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