Community Water Meetings Offer Citizens the Opportunity to Help Shape Minnesota Policy

The Stillwater Town Hall meeting will be held on Oct. 5. There will be smaller community water meetings on Thursday, Sept. 21, 6:30-8:30pm at the White Bear Lake City Hall; Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6:30-8:30pm at the R.H. Stafford Library in Woodbury; and Wednesday, Sept. 27, 6:30-8:30pm at the Marine Town Hall.

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How Do You Know if a Stream Is Healthy?

Collecting water quality data from streams is not nearly as easy as collecting data from lakes and rivers.

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2017 Brings More Than $2 Million in Clean Water Funds to Washington County

$505,000 will be used to help Forest Lake Area Schools, the Rice Creek Watershed District and the City of Forest Lake retrofit stormwater ponds and construct new irrigation systems to reduce groundwater use by more than 4 million gallons per year.

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When you flush, where does the water go?

Across Minnesota, 533 streams and river reaches have unsafe levels of E. coli or fecal coliform, which are bacteria found in human and animal feces.

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How’s the Water Minnesota? (Part 2 – Rivers and Streams)

In the Twin Cities metro area, development has impacted most of the rivers and streams and only 37% are meeting water quality standards for aquatic life.

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Wearing high heels in the winter and other things you shouldn’t do

We have a growing problem in Twin Cities area lakes, streams and even wells that is almost entirely caused by the 365,000 tons of salt we are putting down on roads, parking lots, driveways, and sidewalks each year.

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In Search of Hardwood Creek

Unique plants and animals that have long since disappeared from our area due to farming and development still find home in the groundwater fed wetlands surrounding the creek.

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Ten Things You Might Not Know About Water Resources in Washington County

Brown’s Creek, which originates near Withrow and meets the St. Croix River just north of Stillwater, is stocked annually with yearling brown trout.

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