Sheep on White House lawn (1914-19) By Harris Ewing [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Of Sheep, Scythes, And Lawns

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.

Kelle's Creek in Afton

When You Flush, Where Does The Water Go?

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.

Allen S. King Generating Station, a coal burning power plant operated by Xcel Energy in Oak Park Heights, MN.

Another Reason To Turn Out The Lights

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.

Contractors preparing to treat EWM on Big Marine in 2015

Education, Prevention, Control Are Key Components Of Washington County Aquatic Invasives Work For 2016

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.

adult dragonfly

Ode To Odonata

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.