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Volunteer profile: Joe Knaeble (February 15, 2017)
City: MinneapolisWhy do you volunteer in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District?I think the most important issue of our time is for human beings to become much more responsible members of the earth. Since clean water is a basic necessity for all living...

Park Nicollet honored for smart salt use (February 8, 2017)
Longtime MCWD partner Park Nicollet Health Services was recently honored at the annual Road Salt symposium for the company's proactive work to reduce the use of road salt. Over-application of road salt is one of the major threats facing...

Lake Minnewashta rapid response report now available (February 7, 2017)
Science is the often slow-and-steady endeavor of learning about the world through observation and experiment. Action is what we take to solve problems, and we’re usually bound to the time limits dictated by the...

Volunteer Profile - Peter Rechelbacher (January 31, 2017)
Peter Rechelbacher - Wayzata Community Involvement Give to the Earth Foundation: 1992 – 1996 Board MemberMooney Lake Association (MLA): 1998 - 2017 Board Member, President (2008 - 2015)City of Medina Appointed Volunteer Representative...

Tree-Huggers Unite: Protecting Urban Tree Canopies (January 31, 2017)
While the Twin Cities' verdant tree canopy of summer, and golden version of fall are distant memories in these short winter days, now is the time to assess your urban canopy and attend to your trees' pruning needs....

The ice man cometh (January 16, 2017)
Uptown Wedge resident Joe Knaeble is concerned with a problem that is mostly invisible: increasing levels of salt in groundwater due to its overuse as a deicer. Perhaps less invisible is the sidewalk salt that remains after an over-zealous application of the product to urban sidewalks...

Safe viewing of Minnehaha Falls (January 11, 2017)
A reminder about safe viewing of Minnehaha Falls from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board:While Minnehaha Falls is breathtaking in its current frozen state, visitors are reminded that the safest and only authorized areas to view this local...

Apply for MCWD Board of Managers (January 10, 2017)
Hennepin County is accepting applications to serve on the MCWD Board of Managers. The District is governed by a seven-member Board of Managers -- six from Hennepin County and one from Carver County -- that serve staggered three-year terms.Applications will be...

Salt in our freshwater (January 3, 2017)
“Salt of the earth” means a decent and honorable person. Salt in the water, on the other hand, means a serious environmental issue that’s virtually impossible to reverse.With oceans full of saltwater, the idea of salt as a water pollutant may sound strange.  But salt in...

Gray's Bay dam closed for season (December 5, 2016)
We've closed the Gray's Bay dam, which regulates the flow of water between Lake Minnetonka and Minnehaha Creek, for the season. It is the second-straight year in which unseasonably late rains kept the dam open later than usual. Last year's closure...

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