Three Rivers promotes Green Camping

camping-3.jpgIn partnership with Hennepin County Green Partners Environmental Education Program, Three Rivers undertook a pilot program at our Baker Campground to encourage campers to recycle more of their waste. Our long-term goal is to both help the environment and save money by improving recycling and organics collection rates, thereby reducing the amount of waste sent to the incinerator.

Our initial results were excellent! In response to our promotional and educational program, recycling increased from 22 percent of total collections to 32 percent, and 10 percent of the total waste went into organics recycling. While there’s still room for improvement, that’s good news for the campground and good news for our Sustainability Program!

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John Gunyou
Three Rivers Parks Board Chair