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Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (East Bethel) is in its 75th year

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve will celebrate its 75th year on September 9, 2017 (1:00 to 5:00pm). Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss this special event!! Since 1942, scientists at Cedar Creek ESR have been studying plants, animals, soil, water and ecosystems with the goal of better understanding and improving the world we […]

Anoka Conservation District

Anoka water almanac 2016 is now available

The 2016 Anoka Water Almanac (20+ Mb) provides a comprehensive review of the quantity and quality of Anoka County water resources in 2016.  This almanac summarizes water resources management and monitoring work done as a cooperative effort between the Anoka Conservation District the watershed districts or watershed management organizations. The Almanac presents water information on a watershed […]

Anoka Conservation District

Order Trees and Shrubs Now

The Anoka Conservation District is accepting preorders for the annual Tree and Shrub Sale.  The District offers a wide variety of native stock, including black cherry trees, mixed oak trees, red maple trees, and white pine trees. The trees and shrubs are sold in bare root seedlings or transplants and most are 10″ to 24″ in height. They […]

2016-2017 Home school program is open for registration

The Anoka County Parks and Recreation Home School Program begins in October. Wargo Nature Center’s professional naturalists provide quality environmental, recreational and natural history programs. Program sessions are designed 1st through 12th grades.  For 1st and 2nd grade with separate sessions for 3rd through 5th and 6th through 12th grades. Two-hours sessions will be held the third Thursday of […]

Bucket Of Standing Water

Dump water-holding containers to reduce mosquito-borne illnesses

Water makes all life possible. Don’t make life easy for mosquitos and the illnesses they spread. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District (MMCD) encourage everyone to remove from their property any small water-holding containers that could fill with rainwater this spring and be used as breeding areas by mosquitoes. “When […]

Anoka Conservation District

Order trees & shrubs

The Anoka Conservation District is excepting preorders for the annual Tree and Shrub Sale.  The District offers a wide variety of native stock, including black cherry trees, mixed oak trees, red maple trees, and white pine trees. The trees and shrubs are sold in bare root seedlings or transplants and most are 10″ to 24″ in height. They […]

City of Coon Rapids

Coon Rapids fighting pollution with rain gardens

In the City of Coon Rapids, 18 curb-cut rain gardens will be installed this fall. The rain gardens will be evenly distributed between two neighborhoods that contribute runoff (water drainage from roofs, driveways, roads, sidewalks, etc) into Woodcrest Creek and Sand Creek that flow into the Mississippi River. The neighborhoods were identified as the most […]

Do you know where your drinking water comes from?

Check the safety of your home/cabin well during Well Water Wise week

The Anoka County Community Health and Environmental Services (CHES) Department, in cooperation with 15 municipalities and county agencies, is sponsoring the 16th annual “Well Water Wise” (3W) promotion May 4-8, 2015 to encourage residents to check the safety of their private well water. For information on private well testing go to the Anoka County Environmental […]

Take-A-Kid Fishing Weekend

Fishing and learning at the 2015 Kids Fishing Clinic

The Kids Fishing Clinic (May 2, 2015) brought “schools” of kids down to the Coon Rapids Dam Park to experience the joy and wonders of fishing. Kids learned to tie knots and cast from the shore. But to be a good fisher you have to know your fish and protect the waters that are their […]

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