Where was nature during that stretch of my childhood? It was certainly in the mountains, probably out in the country where the grapevines grew, possibly in the orchards and empty lots, but definitely not in our own backyard.
Standing in their field that day, the Warmingtons knew that the folks at the WCD would be able to help them with this gully as well.
Long envied for her crystal clear water, the lake uses her beauty and charm to convince Washington County Parks and the Carnelian-Marine-St. Croix Watershed District to build raingardens, porous pavement, a rock swale and native plantings to block a pesky suitor known locally as Polluted Runoff.
Almost all of the salt spread on our roads and parking lots eventually migrates to surface or ground waters and like sugar in your morning coffee, once itâ€™s there, itâ€™s almost impossible to remove.
Trees are the perfect present for the person that has everything. Best of all, theyâ€™re equally good for Hanukkah, Christmas and birthdays alike.