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SepticSmart Week

SepticSmart Week (September 17th through 21st, 2018). It isn’t difficult to maintain a septic system. Just like a wastewater treatment plant, homeowners have to maintain their system in good condition to keep it working right. All it takes is regular maintenance. During SepticSmart Week homeowners are reminded to pump their septic tank(s) every 2 years and […]

4th graders: get your free pass to national parks

Every Kid in a Park is a national initiative to engage and create supporters and advocates of nature’s environment and provide an appreciation of America’s history and culture. The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for every child across the country to experience America’s public lands and waters in person throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Parents, […]

Home school opportunities expand for Anoka County students

Home school parents have more options to provide science and natural resources education programs for their children. The Anoka Country Parks and Recreation Department and the University of Minnesota’s Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve are offering home school programs to provide parents with a monthly naturalist led education with topics to engage students. Wargo Nature […]

Making organizations “lean” through efficient water use

Make water efficiency part of your organization’s lean mission to keep operating costs down as you grow. Make it a point of pride in conserving natural resources and protecting your water resources. It’s smart business. The water meter bill is only part of the cost.  Metro area sewer fees are based on water use. Becoming water […]

Become a Master Naturalist

There are a number of opportunities in our area to learn about the wonders of our natural resources by becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist. Who can become a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer? Any adult who is curious and enjoys learning about the natural world, shares that knowledge with others, and supports conservation. If you enjoy hiking, […]

Starry Trek: a search for starry stonewort | Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018

Join the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for a day searching for one of Minnesota’s newest aquatic invasive species, starry stonewort (and other AIS). Starry stonewort is an invasive algae that was first found in Lake Koronis in 2015 and has since spread to 11 Minnesota lakes. Now we […]

Four MnTAP intern projects to protect water resources are at Anoka County companies

MnTAP Intern Symposium This year’s MnTAP Intern Symposium includes water conservation and pollution prevention projects at 4 companies in Anoka County. The Symposium features 15 projects at companies around the state. The interns will highlight the opportunities they have identified for saving water, energy, and waste during their 3-month internships. Groups of four interns will each […]

Become a Master Water Steward for your community’s water

All water is local. Water can  be found nearly everywhere around the world. But the water that’s in your community is the most important water in the world. The Master Water Stewards program is a volunteer education and outreach program designed to equip citizens with the knowledge and skills needed to help improve water quality within a community. Stewards […]

Well water and your baby

Private well owners. You must maintain your well in good condition and check the quality of your water to know that it is safe to drink. The Anoka County Community Health and Environmental Services Department recommends that you test your private well water annually for Coliform bacteria and nitrate-nitrogen. Environmental Services Well Water Testing webpage. […]

East Moore Lake named top ‘Mom Approved’ lake

East Moore Lake in Fridley named one of the top 50 ‘Mom Approved’ lakes. Fishing fun for all ages and abilities is close to anyone in Anoka County, where four lakes and two rivers have easy-to-reach piers, family-friendly settings and fishing for bluegill and catfish through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fishing in the […]

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