This past week I joined seven residents of the Ecumen Point Pleasant Heights senior living community in Chisago City for … Continue reading Chisago City residents sweep the streets for cleaner water
Stenciling and cleaning storm drains, interacting with public officials, organizing workshops, burying underwear in my garden, walking crop fields, wading … Continue reading ‘You’ve been educated!’ Lessons learned from a summer of environmental education.
One of my favorite things about my job is that I’m always learning something new. While much of what I … Continue reading Conservation Potpourri: August edition
As Tara Iyer reaches down to pull a weed from her lakeshore garden along Green Lake in Chisago County, a … Continue reading Landowners are abuzz with helping pollinators
Every spring, my husband and I have a lawn care ‘discussion.’ By discussion, I mean that we both have strongish … Continue reading They say the grass is always greener…but should it be?
This past Friday, I had the opportunity to help support and participate in a field day in southern Washington county, … Continue reading It’s a day for a field day!
In sitting in the last staff meeting for the Washington Conservation District, I kept hearing similar words and phrases across … Continue reading A window into the work of your local soil and water conservation districts
A couple weeks ago, I sat down at the dining room table with a cup of coffee, a scattered selection … Continue reading Confessions of a timid gardener, part 3: Time to get real and PLANT.
This past week I had the opportunity to get out in some farm fields with our recently hired agronomist, Jennifer … Continue reading The lure and reality of conservation tillage
“So wait, is Martin Lake going to be de-listed?” The voice of the woman asking the question carried both hope … Continue reading It takes a village: the journey of getting Martin Lake de-listed