Climate Voices

March 22, 2019
By: Climate Generation

Three Rivers Park District to Receive an Environmental Initiative Award for Climate Conversations

March 22, 2019


Tom Knisely, Three Rivers Park District
Media Relations Specialist

Lauren Boritzke, Climate Generation

Three Rivers Park District is honored to receive the Minnesota Environmental Initiative’s 2019 Environmental Innovation Award for the Climate Conversations program series. This award is given annually by Minnesota Environmental Initiative for partnerships fostering environmental breakthroughs in Minnesota.

Presented in partnership with Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, Climate Conversations is a two-year series highlighting how parks and natural resources are impacted by our changing climate. Each Climate Conversation is tailored to the host park’s theme, featuring the latest climate science presented alongside stories of how climate change affects people’s lives and solutions workshops led by resource experts.

“We’re honored to receive this award for Climate Conversations,” said Three Rivers Park District Superintendent Boe Carlson. “Our mission is environmental stewardship, and these events have provided great opportunities for dialogue and better understanding as we prepare for the future.”

“This recognition embodies our engagement model of building climate literacy, strong advocates, and elevating the leadership of our partners,” said Climate Generation Executive Director Nicole Rom. “We couldn’t be more proud of the leadership that Three Rivers has shown in addressing climate change in a positive, solutions focused, and collaborative manner; they are engaging the communities where we work and play and collectively imagining a better future.”

The next Climate Conversation will be at Hyland Hills Ski Area on November 7, followed by Eastman Nature Center in the spring of 2020.

About Three Rivers Park District

Three Rivers Park District is a natural resources-based park system that manages park reserves, regional parks, regional trails and special-use facilities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Park District offers facilities for every season, including picnicking, swimming, creative play, boating, fishing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, golf, camping and sledding; extensive trails for hiking, biking, in-line skating, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, as well as program sites for nature, recreation, historic and farm education.

Three Rivers Park District’s mission is to promote environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural resources-based park system. The Park District owns and operates more than 27,000 acres and serves more than 12.5 million visitors a year.

About Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy

Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy empowers individuals and their communities to engage in solutions to climate change. Building on the experience of our founder, polar explorer, educator and climate advocate Will Steger, Climate Generation works with educators, youth and the general public to build climate literacy, develop powerful climate advocates, and elevate leadership on climate action. For more information, visit

About Environmental Initiative

Environmental Initiative is a nonprofit organization that works with business, nonprofit and government leaders to develop collaborative solutions to Minnesota’s environmental problems.

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