Power lawn mowers make quicker work than scythes, but the fact remains that today’s lawns have made many of many of us servants of our own dominions.
Across Minnesota, 533 streams and river reaches have unsafe levels of E. coli or fecal coliform, which are bacteria found in human and animal feces.
You might be surprised to learn that mercury from the air is, by far, the leading cause of pollution in our Minnesota lakes and rivers.
In Washington County, Eurasian watermilfoil has taken hold in 21 lakes, zebra mussels are in Forest Lake, White Bear Lake, and the St. Croix south of Stillwater, and flowering rush has become a problem along the shoreline of Forest Lake.
Most people consider dragonflies and damselflies to be terrestrial flying insects, but in fact, they often spend more than half of their lives in the water.