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Rain Barrels Herald Spring (May 23, 2017)
For the Reckingers of Woodbury, rain barrels are a family affair. Parents Jim and Mary are the local boosters, but credit their environmental educator daughter with encouraging them to install the pair that sits on the side of their house, April through September. And...

Planting Native Seeds with a New Generation (May 11, 2017)
Master Gardener May Lee stands about a head taller than the third-graders at Farnsworth Elementary she is teaching to plant native seeds this March morning in east St. Paul. Clearly, she is in her element.Equal parts agronomist and...

Settlement of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed (May 5, 2017)
This is the second in a series of columns about the history of the Minnehaha Creek watershed. It is no accident that most of the world’s great cities are built around great bodies of water. Whether providing essential services like...

Early History of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed (March 29, 2017)
 Some of the Twin Cities’ most treasured waters - Lake Minnetonka, the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes, Minnehaha Creek and Minnehaha Falls - have been the foundation of life in here for centuries. The Minnehaha Creek Watershed...

Volunteer profile: LouAnn Waddick (March 22, 2017)
City: Edina Community Involvement:Edina Energy & Environment CommissionerEdina stormdrain stenciling programMaster Water StewardsLeague of Women Voters - Panel on Water Why do you think someone should volunteer their time?I believe that is...

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....

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