Adapting to a Changing Climate (Or, the Importance of Wearing a Hat in the Rain)

I’ll never forget the time that I got lost running on the trails at Jay Cooke State Park in the pouring rain. My friends and I were up north for a 1980’s style girls-weekend camping trip (more on that another time) and I was training for my second Grandma’s Marathon. Early in the morning, I…

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FarmWise pilot project a winning idea

Earlier this year, FarmWise won $15,000 in the Minnesota Idea Open, a competition that asked people across the state to vote on-line and during the Minnesota State Fair to select their favorite, most innovative ideas for cleaning up Minnesota waterways.

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Work For Water Neighborhood Challenge

Perhaps this year, however, some Minnesotans will find an extra incentive for raking their leaves, in the form of a $500 prize being offered by the Freshwater Society.

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One BIG pile of leaves

This year, the Freshwater Society has launched an initiative called Community Clean-ups for Water Quality, which encourages citizens to help keep lakes and rivers clean by removing leaves and other debris from city streets during the fall and spring when this debris poses the biggest threat to our waterways.

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Who left the shower on?

A recent special edition of National Geographic reported that the average American uses about 100 gallons of water at home each day, while millions of the world’s poorest people subsist on fewer than five gallons of water a day.

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