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MCWD Square Mileage Update (February 12, 2018)
The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District shrank in 2017…by 3 square miles. MCWD now comprises 178 square miles of territory, down from 181 square miles. Why the change? There are few reasons.  One is that often there are large parcels of land that cross...

Friday Feature: Wilderness Inquiry (February 9, 2018)
 Wilderness Inquiry was founded in 1974 when Bill Simpson, Tom Rasmussen, and Greg Lais first took a group of 14 year old students out to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on a winter camping trip.  Their mission is to “...

Road Salt: Less is More (February 7, 2018)
By mid-winter in Minnesota, roadways, sidewalks, and cars all sport a veneer of road salt. From home-owners to professional salt applicators, cautious Minnesotans don’t just use the recommended 1-3 cups of sodium chloride per 1,000 feet of pavement to get rid of...

Embrace "Smart Salting" (January 24, 2018)
The use of road salt has been getting a lot of air time these past few months. Why? Because it’s wreaking havoc on our natural environment. While salt can control ice and keep us safe during our winter travels, it doesn’t tend to stay where we put it. A...

Road Salt Feature: City of Plymouth (January 16, 2018)
The danger of ice and snow on roads and sidewalks is a fact of life in Minnesota, and salt and sand can help reduce ice and add traction. When that snow inevitably melts, however, most of that salt and sand flows directly into nearby waters. This...

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