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  • Mississippi National River & Recreation Area

    Mississippi River Forum - State of the River

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Location: McKnight Foundation, 710-2nd Street South, Suite 400, Minneapolis, 55401
    • Fees: Free, but reservations are required.
    Friday, December 9, 2016

    How is the health of the Mississippi River? We will examine the research that helps answer this question and discuss the recently updated "State of the River Report."

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  • Mississippi National River & Recreation Area

    Duck Watch

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Point Douglas Park, 10191 St. Croix Trail S Hastings, MN 55033
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, December 10, 2016

    Join Ranger Sharon for a duck watch at Point Douglas Park! As the Mississippi River starts to freeze up, many fishing ducks show up at the confluence with the St. Croix River, sometimes including some very unusual ones.

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  • Mississippi National River & Recreation Area

    Orienteering 101

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Coldwater Spring, 5601 Minnehaha Park Drive South, Minneapolis, MN 55417
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, December 17, 2016

    Develop your navigation skills with Orienteering 101! Ranger Brian will be leading this fun, family-friendly event, where participants will be challenged to find the quickest and safest routes between a series of stops.

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Saint Paul, MN 55101


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