Pimp your downspout

Did you ever watch the MTV show Pimp my Ride? In each episode, the team would select a person with a truly awful car and then spend a few days restoring and customizing the vehicle. I could have definitely used their help twenty years ago. My first clunker was a Dodge Omni, which was a…

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Local residents stampede fairgrounds during rain barrel and tree sale

It’s almost as if we’ve all been on a diet since October and just discovered the rain barrels are filled with chocolate frosting.

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Take a deep breath and say thanks for the trees

This year, the Washington Conservation District sold nearly 20,000 trees and more than 100 rain barrels.

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Getting rid of junk

On Tuesday, April 26 Washington County, South Washington Watershed District and the City of Cottage Grove will be co-hosting an open-house at the Environmental Center from 5-6:30pm. During this time, they will be showcasing clean water projects from around the county as well as providing information about cost-share grants and assistance available to help residents improve backyard habitat and do clean water landscaping projects like raingardens and shoreline plantings.

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