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The path to a virtual nature center at Tamarack Preserve

by Dana Boyle, Minnesota Master Naturalist Tamarack Nature Preserve in Woodbury features one of Minnesota’s southernmost tamarack swamps. The tamarack tree, or eastern larch,…

Larry Swope joins Board of Managers

This month, we welcome Larry Swope to our Board of Managers. He is a Shoreview resident with a master’s degree in Industrial Systems from…

Legacy grant to help restore Snail Lake parkland

by Bill Bartodziej, natural resources specialist Nestled between Snail and Grass Lakes lies a large parcel of Ramsey County parkland supporting wetlands and remnant…

Our Minnesota Water Stewards program is growing

by Sage Passi We recently celebrated our new graduating class of community watershed volunteers who completed their training as Minnesota Water Stewards. The program…

District proceeds with plans to optimize drainage near Grass Lake and Snail Lake

Winter weather means construction season in the watershed world, and we are moving forward with plans to optimize drainage and restore natural habitat in the…

Conservation heroes honored at annual recognition dinner

Artist Eric Sommers designed this year’s Watershed Excellence Awards to evoke water molecules. Watershed Excellence Awards During our annual…

Announcing the arrival of twins – Woodbury rain gardens

by Sage Passi Rain Gardens, like births, are harbors for crests and hurdles, heroines and heroes. This birth…

Heard the buzz about landscaping for clean water?

Landscape Ecology Awards Program (LEAP) winners recognized The clubhouse at Keller Golf Course…

100 rain barrels in 48 hours

100 rain barrels in 48 hours

by Sage Passi 100 rain barrels waiting for distribution in Shoreview for Paul…

Connecting the dots: Insights from the Minnesota Water Resources Conference

by Chris O’Brien, communications coordinator As a headwaters state with 11,842 lakes, it should come as no surprise that…