Just incase you missed our 2nd Thursday Program meeting here is the recap!

Below you will see the links to the recap, PowerPoints and video.

Three Rivers May 12 2022

LGF May 12 FISH meeting

Bethany Tjornhom, FISH Executive Director, welcomed 29 people to the meeting.  Information about FISH was shared as well as a couple of current needs.


Alysa Misfeldt, Strategic Programs Manager at Three Rivers Parks, gave an overview of the parks and trails available in Scott County.  The Scott County parks are Cleary Lake, Murphy Hanrehan Park Preserve, Cedar Lake Farm, Spring Lake, The Landing and Big Woods Regional Trail.  She explained how to access this information on their website https://www.threeriversparks.org.  Activities in the Scott County parks include off-leash dog parks, walking and hiking, biking, fishing, play areas, paddling, picnicking and yard games, swimming, golfing and foot golf.  She explained the Fees and Activity Pass, as well as the Recreation Pass Plus card, available for free for those on state or county assistance programs.  These passes can be renewed annually.


Brent Hennen, Recreation Specialist at Three Rivers, was the next speaker.  He explained the various programs and events including single day and four-day camps.  Information can be accessed on the website.  There are also adapted recreational programs.  The June events are posted on the website by May 18.    Online registration is available.  Most equipment is provided.


Annie Bunio, Park Wellness Programmer, was the next speaker.  They partner with Public Health and Community partners to offer these programs.  Benefits are explained in the attached PowerPoint.  These programs are beginner friendly and include walks, yoga and journaling.  There is also a Mindfulness in Nature program which is in partnership with SHIP.  Nature journals are provided.  To register enter the keyword “wellness” or contact Annie, although registration isn’t required for her programs.


Three Rivers Parks has job opportunities for people as young as 14.  They are also looking for volunteers.  They do storytelling in partnership with libraries.


Gerry Hughes, board member and co-chair of Let’s Go Fishing (LGF), was the last speaker.  LGF is a nonprofit and has been operating in Scott County since 2015.  The program runs from June – August, twice a day from Monday to Thursday.  There are no children’s programs due to insurance.  Hennepin County does have children’s programs.  Expenses are covered through donations.  More information is on the LGF PowerPoint.


The pontoon rides are at Cedar Lake Farm.  Eighty-five organizations are registered with LGF, with 50-60 participating each year.  No fishing licenses are required, unless the fish are taken home.  LGF has a waiver from the DNR.


More information is available on the attached PowerPoints.



  • The June 9 FISH meeting will be at the Shakopee Police Department Training Room, 9:30 – 11:00 am.  The topic will be Cannabis.
  • 2nd Harvest food distribution on the second Thursday of each month at Friendship Church in Prior Lake – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  No eligibility requirements, everyone gets two boxes of groceries and only need an ID with your address.
  • Rocky Sodetani, Scott County Public Health: rsodetani@co.scott.mn.us  We are in the beginning steps for recruiting/enrolling for families of 3-5yr olds for our new Home Visiting program, Parents as Teachers; we have 5 new Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) presenters looking for opportunities to ‘practice’ presenting our material while getting certified.




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