Since your own lawn is small, you might be surprised to learn that turf grass covers more acres of land in the U.S. than the eight largest agricultural crops combined. Imagine what a difference it would make if all of us converted ¼ of our lawn to native plantings that provide habitat for pollinators, birds and wildlife.
While camping at Beaver Creek Valley State Park two weeks ago, my family enjoyed a weekend of simple pleasures and unexpected treasures.
Step right up folks! Welcome to the one, the only, “Water Bar,” where the only thing we’re serving every day is water. Good evening, ma’am – beautiful day to be at the Washington County Fair, is it not? Would you care to try a sample of one of our locally sourced waters today? This one…
According to the Outdoor Industry Association, outdoor recreation in the United States generates 6.1 million jobs and $646 billion in consumer spending every year. In Minnesota, that translates into 118,000 jobs, $11.6 billion in consumer spending, and $815 million in state and local tax revenue.
Though it may seem common-sense to make use of rainwater that would otherwise run off into storm sewers connecting to the Mississippi River, stormwater reuse is actually a rather new technology in Minnesota.