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Be prepared for a flood

UPDATE 3/15/2019: Record-setting spring flooding is possible across much of Minnesota. But state, local and federal officials are preparing now, cities are bracing for impact, residents should consider buying flood insurance, and everyone should have their fingers crossed for a slow snow melt. Those were the takeaways from Friday afternoon’s flood briefing hosted by HSEM. National […]

Get a rain barrel & compost bin to recycle rainwater and reduce waste

Have you noticed a river of rainwater running down your driveway into the gutter, ditch, or storm sewer? Collecting rain-soft water is a good way to conserve and reuse high quality water. Rain barrels have been around for thousands of years. They also protect our local water while saving money on water bills and having a ready source of […]

State fish art contest is open to K-12 contestants

The STATE-FISH ART Contest is open worldwide to all children in grades K -12 in any public, private or home-school, any youth group, after-school program, youth camp, scout troop, art class, etc., or just an individual kid that wants to enter! Essentially any child of K-12 age is eligible as long as a responsible adult […]

Register for the 2019 Metro Area Children’s Water Festival

ATTENTION 4TH GRADE TEACHERS. Registration is open to attend the 2019 Metro Area Children’s Water Festival that will take place on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The Festival will include over 1,400 metropolitan area students (plus home-school students) to learn a most important lesson: WATER CONNECTS EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING ON EARTH. The purpose of the festival is to […]

Poster contest open to all ages

Learn, engage and advocate! Design a 9×12 poster about how or why all Minnesotans should conserve and protect our sources of drinking water.  What happens upstream affects the waters downstream in Minnesota and beyond. It’s up to all of us to keep it clean and safe, now and in the future. For award details and […]

Fridley’s drinking water protection plan revised and ready

The Fridley City Council held a Public Information Meeting (Monday, January 28, 2019) where the updated Part 2 of the Fridley Wellhead Protection Plan was presented for public review and discussion. The City of Fridley is amending and updating its ten-year Wellhead Protection Plan to protect city drinking water supply wells. The City has completed […]

Upper Rum River seeking coordinator services

The Upper Rum River Watershed Management Organization has the objective of properly and efficiently managing natural resources for the long-term good. The URRWMO is seeking a person or agency that will provide watershed management coordinator services through a Request for Proposal (RFP) (link). Submission and Questions. All Applicants who wish to respond to this RFP […]

Lunch with a scientist, naturalist, or maybe dinner

Who would you prefer to lunch with? A Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve scientist? A Wargo Nature Center naturalist? Or maybe you’d prefer dinner at Springbrook Nature Center to discover what’s new and happening in science, nature and our community. “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” […]

Natural Resources Field Trip

Registration is open now for all 4th and 5th Grade Classrooms to the Natural Resource Field Trip where youth can engage in environmental education in a natural, outdoor setting. When: April 29 – May 3, 2019 Where:  Bunker Hills Regional Park, Andover How: Visit our informational flyer (PDF) to register online or mail us your registration by filling out the […]

Order Trees and Shrubs Now for Spring Planting

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 […]

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