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.
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
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
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
I’ve always been fascinated how water moves across landscapes – when it comes back down to the ground as rain … Continue reading Saving our water one storm drain at a time
One of the key elements that got me interested in earth sciences in college was the ability to look at … Continue reading Is it a wetland? That is the question.
My Monday got totally derailed. This last Sunday evening, our neighborhood received word that our vendor who manages the prairie … Continue reading Burn, baby, burn: the use of fire in land management and restoration
This week is National Groundwater Awareness Week. In the majority of Minnesota, though, this week should really be named “National … Continue reading Our ‘hidden’ and undervalued resource: groundwater