Water Quality Certification Program Helps To Nudge Minnesota Farmers In A New Direction

Today, Arnold is somewhat of a trendsetter herself. She farms just over 40-acres of land along the St. Croix River in Scandia and has become an advocate for the river and other environmental concerns.

Caring For Local Wetlands And What Not To Do With Your Leaves

As wetlands become over-saturated with nutrients, they lose their ability to filter water and sometimes even become a source of pollution for downstream lakes and rivers.

The Rise Of Nature-Based Education

Spending time outdoors in nature supports creativity and problem solving, improves academic performance, reduces attention deficit disorder (ADD) symptoms, increases physical activity, reduces stress, and improves social relations and self-discipline.

Adapting To A Changing Climate (Or, The Importance Of Wearing A Hat In The Rain)

I’ll never forget the time that I got lost running on the trails at Jay Cooke State Park in the pouring rain. My friends and I were up north for a 1980’s style girls-weekend camping trip (more on that another time) and I was training for my second Grandma’s Marathon. Early in the morning, I…
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Forest Lake Considers A New Plan For Cleaner Streets And Cleaner Lakes

Analysis conducted by Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc. (EOR) for the Comfort Lake – Forest Lake Watershed District indicates that the City of Forest Lake could keep an additional 137 pounds of phosphorus and 169,793 pounds of solids out of local lakes if it began sweeping twice a month with a regenerative air sweeper.