Along came a loon and swam up beside her

I’m training for an Ironman triathlon and, despite my best intentions to prevent triathlon from taking over my life, triathlon has taken over my life. On a typical day I get up at 4:45am to fit in my first workout before starting work at 7am. I do my second workout over lunch, leaving the evening…

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How can I get you in some new landscaping this spring?

Can’t you just see yourself driving away with a new bundle of seedling trees this spring?

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As the Water Drop Rolls

Long envied for her crystal clear water, the lake uses her beauty and charm to convince Washington County Parks and the Carnelian-Marine-St. Croix Watershed District to build raingardens, porous pavement, a rock swale and native plantings to block a pesky suitor known locally as Polluted Runoff.

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The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Daphnia

Who’s eating the daphnia in Square Lake? Is it the rainbow trout stocked by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources each spring and fall? Is it the bluegills and sunfish in the lake? Could a fly be to blame? What is a daphnia anyway, and why do I care?

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Conservation Snapshots

Lake Elmo – A flock of geese was prevented from landing due to a buffer of tall grasses and flowers planted along the water’s edge at a property on Lake Jane. The geese were reportedly seen later on a neighbor’s turf lawn.

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