How Do You Know If A Stream Is Healthy?

Collecting water quality data from streams is not nearly as easy as collecting data from lakes and rivers.

A Whisper Of Spring In The Air

The East Metro Water Resource Education Program will begin holding landscaping workshops in April and May (North St. Paul – April 6, St. Paul Park – April 11, Oakdale – April 18, Hugo – April 27, Forest Lake – May 2).

Swimming To Antarctica

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.

Using A Watershed Approach To Restore Area Lakes

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…
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The Changing Face Of Outdoor Recreation And Environmental Protection

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…
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