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.
Aquatic macroinvertebrates are small animals that live in the water and are big enough to see with the naked eye … insects, snails, clams, shrimp, leeches and other creepy crawlies.
Planting in groups versus scattering the plants throughout your garden also makes it easier to keep track of them in early years.
The river brings life to fish and wildlife, fragile ecosystems, and local communities. Also, it is a place where we can leave behind the busyness of modern life and experience the song of nature.
There are many places where groundwater is already contaminated due to industry and agriculture, leaving even less of an already precious resource available to us.