Monarchs in the Trees

On Thursday, Aug. 7, 6:30-8pm, the Jurans and the Grabowskis will open up their yards to neighbors and other members of the local community who are looking for ideas and inspiration.

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Native Plants Keep Bees Buzzing

Beekeepers are losing 30-50% of their hives each year as the colonies collapse due to disease, lack of habitat, and pesticide applications.

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Enough with the Snow, Let’s Get Gardening!

Next week, the Washington Conservation District (WCD) and local Watershed Districts will begin offering free landscape design workshops to help winter-weary Minnesotans plan raingardens and native plantings that help to create habitat and protect water resources.

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Making the Most of Big Backyards

West Lakeland Evening in the Big Backyard: Tuesday, June 25, 6:30-8pm

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Local Afton couple lends a helping hand to Valley Creek

In striving to improve their little corner of the woods, Mike and Trudy Berggren have demonstrated that conservation is a gift that one can both give and receive.

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If at first you don’t succeed, kill, kill again

Visit http://www.mnwcd.org/buckthorn to learn more about managing buckthorn on your land, including removal strategies, information about controlling buckthorn with herbicides, and a list of local buckthorn consultants that can help you get the work done.

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Board tour shows that conservation works in any setting

The dozen conservation projects on the WCD board tour represent just a fraction of the hundreds that the district has helped to install over the past five years.

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