In the United States, most of us are accustomed to lakes and rivers that are clean enough to swim, fish, and play in, without risk from rotting carcasses or dangerous bacteria and viruses.
On Friday, January 27, the Comfort Lake – Forest Lake Watershed District broke ground on a $536,605 wetland restoration project in southern Chisago County that will ultimately improve water quality in Moody Lake (Chisago Lake Twp.) and Bone Lake (Scandia). The project will serve as an example for how to work at a watershed scale, as…
After 15 years as a nature and wildlife photographer, Dudley Edmondson had photographed mountains and valleys, fuzzy baby bears clinging to tree trunks, and brightly colored orioles perched in branches. He’d visited prairies, woods and canyons in state and national parks around the United States. What he hadn’t seen much of in his explorations, were…
$505,000 will be used to help Forest Lake Area Schools, the Rice Creek Watershed District and the City of Forest Lake retrofit stormwater ponds and construct new irrigation systems to reduce groundwater use by more than 4 million gallons per year.
As Charlie and I joined the circle, linking hands with strangers on our left and right, the only things we could see were the blazing fire at the center of the ring and the half-lit faces of people gathered round.