If we were to go back in time about 75 years, yesterday’s lawns looked a lot different than the ones we have today. It was considered normal (even desirable) to have a lawn full of clover.
Building a water treatment plant on the St. Croix or Mississippi River would cost $68-184.9 million, depending on where the plant is located and how many communities it serves.
The Ramsey and Washington Conservation Districts provide site visits to homeowners to help plan and design Blue Thumb projects and area watershed districts provide cost-share grants for raingardens and shoreline planting projects as well.
Community supported agriculture helps people to better know their local farmers and also provides growers with a stable and predictable income from year to year.
We’ve achieved a 35% reduction in phosphorus concentrations in the metro Mississippi River, mostly due to improvements at wastewater treatment plants, but that improvement is somewhat counteracted by the increase in flow coming from upstream.