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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...

Nature Conservancy features District's AIS early detection efforts (November 17, 2016)
"I regularly interview conservation biologists searching for cryptic creatures: rare birds, nocturnal predators, well-camouflaged snakes. But for sheer difficulty and pure tedium,...

Explore Minnehaha Creek Preserve – new map available (October 21, 2016)
Beautiful fall weather is upon us and nature's colors are in full swing! The Minnehaha Creek Preserve in St. Louis Park is a great place to get out and take in the beauty nature has to...

Artist Sean Connaughty works to improve water quality in Lake Hiawatha (October 3, 2016)
Artist turned activist Sean Connaughty says that littering is an equal opportunity problem that crosses all lines — ethnic, socio-economic, age, and gender — and profoundly affects...

Fall lawn care for clean water (October 1, 2016)
by Sherry White, MCWD Board of Managers President Fall has a magical way of making yard work actually pleasant. There is something about raking up a pile of crunchy leaves that makes me happy in a way that picking weeds on a sticky summer day never could...

Low-Maintenance Landscaping with Nor Olson (September 30, 2016)
“Before I had grandchildren, all of my pictures were of our prairie,” says Nor Olson, looking over her low-maintenance landscape in Stillwater Township. A native mix of wildflowers and grasses now surround her house — where lawn and a...

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