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What?s in a Ribbet? Frogtown Frogs Signal Environmental Health (July 25, 2017)
Few sounds herald spring (and environmental health) more audibly than ribbeting frogs. But such sounds had grown scarce in the formerly marshy area of St. Paul known as Frogtown – bordered by...

Fifty years ago a new era of water protection began in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed (July 3, 2017)
This is the fourth in a series of columns about the history of the Minnehaha Creek watershed.  In the 1950's, Minnesota's urban landscape was changing...

Volunteer profile: Vicki Joy Bonk (June 26, 2017)
City: MinneapolisCommunity Involvement:Beginning in 1995, I have been an active environmental leader in the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association (NENA). My main focus, though, has been the Nokomis Naturescape (NN), a 4-acre native plant restoration....

Organic Lawn Care and Maintenance Yields Field of Dreams (June 19, 2017)
Given the verdant carpet of weedless green that envelopes the Tabaka's house now, it's hard to believe that three years ago – before their organic lawn care practices began ? the backyard ?was a disaster,?...

Tourism and agriculture in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed (June 12, 2017)
This is the third in a series of columns about the history of the Minnehaha Creek watershed. ?In the land of the Dacotahs,? wrote Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his famous epic poem Song of Hiawatha, ?Where the...

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