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What can you do at The Thrive! Center?

Thrive! Discuss and strategize our future. Extinction? Just surviving? Thriving? All thrive forever? Maybe you join Thrive! Endeavor - Call to action and rallying cry for better future. Thrive! – Vision and mission for those wanting to build better future for all.

HealthePeople. Discuss and strategize achieving healthy people. Best personal, community or country health system? HealthePeople - Integrated strategy and effective reform that would result in accessible, affordable and high-quality health systems everywhere.

Thrive! Sculpture by GChris. Tour Studio/Gallery. Interact with 200+ sculptures. Copper and wood. Sizes from a foot to dozen feet. Some make sounds. Some move. All generate shadows. All payments go to Thrive! Scholarship Fund.

Thrive! Park. See great scenic views of Mississippi River and Lake Pepin. Walk/hike bluff side/top roads and trails year-round Experience goat prairie restoration on bluff sides/tops.

Historic 1885 Era Bluffside Farm. Tour fully renovated/restored house, barn and beehouse with views of Mississippi River and bluff. Learn about life on small bluffside farm in 1880s.

For info, go to or Contact Chris @ or 301-318-3760.

The Thrive! Center - Home of the Thrive! Endeavor

The Thrive! Center, home of the Thrive! Endeavor, HealthePeople and GChris Sculpture, is on a Mississippi River bluff side in a restored 1885 farmhouse, barn and beehouse nestled 100 feet above the Village of Nelson (WI). It is surrounded by Thrive! Park [ ], a 25+ acre, bluff side, public park donated by Chris. [See below.] This is where Gary "Chris" Christopherson, founder of Thrive! and the Thrive! Endeavor, lives and works.

Visitors can meet with Chris and learn about, discuss and/or join the Thrive Endeavor. Visitors can read and discuss the several nonfiction and fiction books in the Thrive! book collection written by him. Visitors can learn about and discuss the overall vision, mission and strategy of Thrive! - a future where all thrive forever.

The Thrive! Endeavor envisions a thriving and surviving future forever for all (for you, families and friends, communities, countries and world; for everyone and everything). Its mission is to create and sustain large, positive and timely change that builds and achieves a surviving and thriving future for all forever. It strives to create and empower a vast, sustained human endeavor building and sustaining thriving and surviving future for all forever.

The Thrive! Center is also the home of the working GChris Sculpture Studio/Gallery and Chris' Thrive! abstract sculpture. The sculpture is mission-driven and supports our creating and sustaining large, positive change and achieving a thriving future for all forever. Visitors can view and interact with over 200 sculptures. Visitors can "get close" to the sculpture and experience the movement, sounds and shadows that are the "life" of GChris sculpture. More at

Those wishing to learn about, discuss or join with the Thrive Endeavor should feel free to visit. To arrange a visit, contact Chris at or 301-318-3760.

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New Thrive! Park [Nelson, WI] – Open for Public Hiking/Walking

Thrive! Park is a new public park of the Village of Nelson and was donated by Gary “Chris” Christopherson.

The Park is unique in that it consists of over 25 acres of Mississippi River bluff top and bluff side. The primary bluff is Three Sisters (northernmost Sister is private land) and Lost Brother. The three southernmost bluff tops (two of the Sisters and Lost Brother) are in the Park and accessible via hiking roads and trails.

On the bluff tops and bluff sides are “goat prairies” that have recently been cleared as part of a larger prairie restoration effort around Nelson. The prairie restoration removes invasive and non-prairie plants and releases prairie plants to flourish in their native habitat.

As shown on map [See Park map below], the Park consists of hiking roads going along bluffside and back through valley. Also, there are several hiking trails that go to restored bluff and prairie areas and can be accessed off the main hiking roads. Signage in the Park serves as guides to roads and trails.

No hunting or trapping is allowed since this is a park and wildlife safety area.

Thrive! Park is located east of Highway 35 in Nelson (WI). Take Cleveland Street toward bluffs. As you enter woods, turn left on Christopherson Road. Just after turn, there is a parking lot on right to park. Park entrance and road/trail markings are just left of parking lot.

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