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To move forward, we must remember the past (December 15, 2017)
This is the ninth and last in a series of columns about the history of the Minnehaha Creek watershed. As this is my last column commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD), I’d like to go all...

A Low-Salt Diet for Our Lakes and Streams (November 20, 2017)
A little salt can go a long way for managing snow and ice. But too much salt – which may be less than you think – is causing irreversible damage to our lakes and streams. The danger of ice and snow on roads and sidewalks is a fact...

In Pursuit of a Balanced Urban Ecology (November 13, 2017)
This is the eighth in a series of columns on the history of the Minnehaha Creek watershed. Throughout this past year we have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD), the organization that manages...

Becoming a Mississippi River Water Quality Action Hero (November 9, 2017)
Poet. Biologist. Organizer. Advocate. Water quality steward. Blogger. Beginner. Meet Cole Williams, Mississippi River neighbor and fan. For...

When Business and Nature Mix (October 25, 2017)
This is the seventh in a series of columns about the history of the Minnehaha Creek watershed.If you?ve ever been around Minnehaha Creek as it flows behind Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, you know it is a unique urban sanctuary. The creek...

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