• Loving where we live.

    Jeclaanta halka aad ku nooshahay.
    Hlub qhov chaw koj nyob.
    Amando donde vivimos.

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  • Loving where we live.

    Jeclaanta halka aad ku nooshahay.
    Hlub qhov chaw koj nyob.
    Amando donde vivimos.

    Join Us

  • Loving where we live.

    Jeclaanta halka aad ku nooshahay.
    Hlub qhov chaw koj nyob.
    Amando donde vivimos.

    Join Us

  • Loving where we live.

    Jeclaanta halka aad ku nooshahay.
    Hlub qhov chaw koj nyob.
    Amando donde vivimos.

    Join Us

  • Loving where we live.

    Jeclaanta halka aad ku nooshahay.
    Hlub qhov chaw koj nyob.
    Amando donde vivimos.

    Join Us

  • Loving where we live.

    Jeclaanta halka aad ku nooshahay.
    Hlub qhov chaw koj nyob.
    Amando donde vivimos.

    Join Us

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Upstream brings people together to celebrate and amplify the many ways Minnesotans of all backgrounds love and value our place.

We help cultivate a shared value of caring for our lands, lakes, parks and streets that inspire even more people to act in ways, both large and small, to be better stewards of Minnesota’s unique and beautiful natural places.

 

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  • #LovingWhereWeLive with @gretchen_reese:⁠⁠"I grew up spending family vacations on the shores of Lake Superior. My mother always says, “that’s a big lake”. And that’s true. It is. Superior to all of the others, I’d say. What’s special about this place is the magical pull you can experience simply from sitting down and noticing each pull of every wave. The lapping at the shore. The smooth basalt and rhyolite underfoot. Pine martens as they skitter past. Deer as they peer at you from the trees above. The stillness. The quiet that becomes so loud as you immerse yourself in it. The cold that turns your cheeks and nose pink.⁠⁠I feel so at home in Northern Minnesota. It’s a special place. One that never truly leaves you – even as seasons change and people come or go. It holds you in its arms when you have trouble letting go, or when you need a helping hand. It lets you put the pieces back together with grace if you crumble, and it’s there to welcome you in an embrace when it’s time for joy.⁠⁠What a beautiful thing, to find a soul place. Luckier still, if you can find more than one. ️"⁠⁠📸 @gretchen_reese
  • What do your winter mornings look like? If you're in a slump, try going on a walk outside immediately upon waking, studies show it's good for the brain and body. 🧠️ Tag us in your morning walk photos. ⁠⁠📸 @dadaexploring
  • Meet Upstream partner: @frogtown.green // Frogtown Green is a volunteer-powered, resident-led group that began with Frogtown Park & Farm. From 2009 to 2012, we campaigned for the preservation of 13 vacant acres in the middle of our neighborhood and its conversion into a public park with an urban farm. Since that success, we have created six more parklets and gardens; planted hundreds of trees; and 8,000 square feet of pollinator habitat; sponsored dozens of events, and collaborated with friends all over Saint Paul. To learn more, please visit their website: https://www.frogtowngreen.com/about
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