Washington County Embarks On New Business Partnership To Save Money And Reduce Water Use

Washington County is reaching out to area businesses with an offer they can’t refuse – cut costs while protecting local water supplies. The outreach effort, conducted in partnership with the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTap) at the University of Minnesota includes two components: 1) Free, in-depth water efficiency consultations, conducted by MnTAP engineering staff;  and…
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Condos And Townhomes Are Going Green

Working with board members from the association, landscape designer Tara Kline put together a design that replaced around 3,325 square feet of turf with native plants. The swale features “thirsty” shrubs like dogwood that soak up lots of water, as well as plants like cup plant, joe pyweed, blue flag iris, and sedges that provide both beauty and habitat.

Brown’s Creek Feels The Chill

For Brown’s Creek Watershed District, nursing its namesake waterway back to good health is a top priority.

Students Plant 10 Acres Of Prairie At St. Croix Prep

Already, the teachers are coming up with creating ways to teach about biology, ecology, math, technology and art in the prairie.

Skip Raking This Fall

Leaves contain vital nutrients like phosphorus, nitrogen, and potassium that turf grass and other plants need to grow. Also, leaves, are free and readily available.