A clear path ahead for Moody Lake

Comfort Lake – Forest Lake Watershed District rounds out multi-year project with fall alum treatment In 1871, Elof and Eva Modig migrated to the United States from Sweden, purchased land near a small lake in southern Chisago County (at $1.25 an acre) and settled down to build a house and begin farming wheat. Over the…

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Statewide Feedback on Water Issues Echoes Local Concerns in East Metro and St. Croix Valley

Data shows that 40% of Minnesota lakes, rivers and streams are classified as impaired, and the East Metro and St. Croix Valley are no exception.

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The mysterious connection between leaves and algae

Consider the contrast between what happens to fallen leaves in a forest, versus those in a city neighborhood.

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As the Water Drop Rolls

Elsewhere across the east metro, homeowners wielding shovels and pitchforks laid traps, disguised as ornamental landscaping, to keep nutrients and other pollutants out of local waterways.

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How’s the Water Minnesota? (Part 1 – Lakes)

Deeper lakes fare better than shallow ones, and the lakes in less developed portions of the metro are doing better than those in cities or adjacent to farms.

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Maplewood Mall: The next urban forest?

Now, thanks to an ambitious project of the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, trees are sprouting right out of the pavement in the parking lot of the Mall.

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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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