In Washington County, local partners have added nearly 20 acres of new pollinator plantings in the past two years, with 25 additional acres coming this year.
On Saturday, April 28 from 10am-1pm, Washington County will hold a Household Prescription Drug “Take Back” Event at the Mahtomedi District Education Center (1520 Mahtomedi Ave.). The county also has four year-round drop boxes that are open Monday – Friday, 8am-4:30 at the Forest Lake, Cottage Grove, Stillwater and Woodbury Service Centers.
Eurasian watermilfoil’s tangled stems grow into thick mats of vegetation that make boating and swimming a pain. These milfoil mats can also crowd out native plant species that support fish and other wildlife.
The Stillwater Adopt-a-Raingarden program will launch this spring with a city-wide Raingarden Clean-up event on Saturday, May 5, 10am-noon. During a follow-up event on Thursday, June 7, 6:30-8pm, teams will pull weeds as well.
In 2016, Moore found that he no longer had to spend time or money to repair erosion in his fields and he observed fewer problems with weed pressure and white mold in soybeans.