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  • Meet Upstream Partner: Terra Firma (@terra_firma_mn)Terra Firma is a Minnesota general contracting company that serves as a gateway between their clients and sustainable building practices. As an employee-owned company, they understand the importance of shared values and strong culture, and they create sustainable homes that consider their neighbors, the rest of Minnesota, and the natural world around us.https://www.terrafirmamn.com
  • A great way to celebrate for our home is by admiring and capturing it — whether that be with a painting or photo, or both!: Minneopa State Park, Mankato📸: @bethannedugan#mnupstream #goupstream #mankatomn #minneopastatepark
  • This week we will be highlighting Mankato and celebrating Southwestern Minnesota. From rolling plains to generations of farmland, the community is deeply rooted in caring for our home. What is your favorite part of Southwestern MN? Let us know below!: Red Jacket Trail, Mankato📸: @thespurtrail#mnupstream #goupstream #southwesternmn #mankatomn
  • Wild about wolves! The @internationalwolfcenter in Ely is a leader in caring for wildlife and research. With more than 2,800 wolves and guidance from the IWC, Minnesota is home to the largest population in the country.#mnupstream #goupstream #careforwildlife #internationalwolfcenter
  • Paddling into the next week like. 🚣‍♀️This week we will be highlighting caring and celebrating Northwestern Minnesota. What is your favorite way to do this? Drop an emoji below in the comments to tell us how!: Ely, Minnesota📸: @exploreelymn#goupstream #upstreammn #northwesternmn #elymn #upnorthmn #cabincountry #paddlenorth
  • Meet Upstream Partner: The Good Acre (@thegoodacremn)Upstream partner The Good Acre is a nonprofit food hub serving smaller farmers, many from BIPOC communities. They work with a network of over 100 growers farmers and producers in ways that promote sustainable farming and create access to markets all across Minnesota.https://thegoodacre.org
  • Views from below the paddle board on Lake Superior in Northern MN. This week we will be highlighting the North Shore area and all of the things we do to care for and celebrate it. What is your favorite thing to do up north? Let us know below!📸: @ryanrumpca#goupstream #mnupstream #northshoremn #upnorthmn #lakesuperior #duluthmn
  • Love Minnesota, love Minnesota agriculture. Vineyards are an integral part of Minnesota agriculture, especially in Southeastern Minnesota. @salemglenwinery features beautiful views of the nearby farms and grows specialized grapes suitable for the changing MN weather. #goupstream #mnupstream #salemglenwinery #southeasternmn #rochestermn
  • Tech Dump goes Upstream as an industry-leader in electronics recycling and refurbishing. Not only are they passionate about reducing e-waste, but they also host recycling trainings, work to beautify the outdoor spaces around them and engage their neighbors in activities to care for their home
  • Caring is learning at Quarry Hill Nature Center in Rochester. @quarryhillnaturecenter offers classes and camps to teach the community about nature and wildlife in Southeastern Minnesota. To find more information on learning opportunites at QHNC, please visit the link in bio!#goupstream #upstreammn #quarryhillnaturecenter #rochestermn #southeasternmn
  • Cycling away into our next Minnesota spotlight! This week we will be celebrating Southeastern MN and the greater Rochester area. From the bike trails in Lanesboro to the rolling farmland of Mabel, these beautiful communities are filled with many amazing natural features. Tag a friend from Southeastern MN down below!📸: @lanesboromn @midwestliving#mnupstream #goupstream #southeasternmn #rochestermn #lanesboromn #bikingmn
  • All around beautiful views from Beaver Islands Trail in St. Cloud. This gorgeous trail stretches over 5 miles of wooded area next to the river bluffs. What is your favorite walking trail to celebrate and care for? Let us know in the comments!📸: @rishan_adhikari #mnupstream #goupstream #beaverislandstrail #stcloudmn #centralmn