Creating Water and Wildlife-Friendly Gardens with Native Plants

In our developed areas, however, yards and gardens can help to form critical habitat connections for birds, bees, fox, and even mustachioed rabbits.

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3 Moms + 3 Boys + 1,000,000 Mosquitoes: A Boundary Waters Adventure

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) encompasses more than one million acres of forest, 1175 lakes, and 1200 miles of canoe routes in northeastern Minnesota.

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Mississippi River – Take a drink, then pass it on

It is no exaggeration to say that wastewater treatment is a feat of human ingenuity and one of our most important 20th Century success stories.

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Lower St. Croix Watershed Partnership ramps up support for local farmers

In addition to hiring Jennifer Hahn as a Minnesota Extension agronomist to serve the region, the partnership is hosting workshops for large and small-scale farmers; offering incentive payments for cover crops, nutrient management, prescribed grazing and tillage management; and conducting listening sessions with beginning farmers at Big River Farms in May Twp. 

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Who maintains raingardens after they are planted?

As raingardens surged in popularity, local communities quickly realized how challenging it could be to keep these new gardens looking good and functioning properly.

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Community Forestry initiative will help Minnesota cities adapt to changing climate conditions

AmeriCorps members will help help communities around the state increase their urban tree canopies and build resiliency within existing forests for changing climate conditions.

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Plant-a-palooza coming up!

The next few weeks will offer numerous opportunities to enjoy all things plant-related, including two volunteer planting events, a bison release, two native plant sales, and two family nature events.

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Lily Lake alum treatment scheduled for May 19

The alum will draw phosphorus out of the water column and also seal sediment on the lake bottom so that the nutrient can no longer feed algae.

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10,000 Storm Drain Adopters in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

To date, nearly 10,000 Minnesotans have adopted 17,762 storm drains, and those volunteers have reported collecting 474,096 pounds of debris that would have otherwise ended up in our water.  

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Using goats to control buckthorn and other invasive species

To learn more about managing invasive species with goats, join the East Metro Water Resource Education Program, Washington County Parks, and The Munch Bunch for an outdoor workshop on Tuesday, May 3, 6-7pm at Big Marine Park Reserve.

Register at tinyurl.com/2022goats.

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