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STEAK FRY TO HELP TURN ON THE LIGHTS FOR VETERANS – NOV. 2 AT 5PM

5PM, NOVEMBER 2ND AT THE COON RAPIDS AMERICAN LEGION. RIDE FOR FREEDOM AND COON RAPIDS RIDERS HAVE JOINED FORCES TO HELP TURN ON THE LIGHTS IN THE EAGLES HEALING NEST PROJECT AT THE OLD STATE HOSPITAL IN ANOKA. CHECK UPCOMING EVENTS CALENDAR

Keep leaves out of storm sewers

KEEP LEAVES OUT OF STREETS, STORM SEWERS AND DITCHES

WHILE TENDING TO YOUR YARD, TAKE A MOMENT TO SWEEP LEAVES AND BRANCHES OUT OF THE STREET. USE A MULCHING LAWN MOWER. OR BRING YOUR LEAVES TO THE ANOKA COUNTY COMPOST SITES. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL RECYCLING AND RESOURCES SOLUTIONS AT 763-323-5730.

2017 ANOKA COUNTY FARM FAMILY OF THE YEAR – JIM & SALLY MYERS

THE CEDAR CREEK HONEY FARM IN ANDOVER PRODUCES 1,800 POUNDS OF HONEY A YEAR WHICH THE JIM AND SALLY MYERS FAMILY SELL AT FESTIVALS, FARMERS MARKETS AND FROM THEIR HOME. THEY EXEMPLIFY THE TRAITS THAT MAKE AGRICULTURE STRONG: INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND HARD WORK.

THE BALANCE BETWEEN WATER-IN AND WATER-OUT

BUILDINGS, ROADS, DRIVEWAYS AND PARKING LOTS COVER THE LAND WHERE RAIN HAD REPLENISHED OUR GROUNDWATER SUPPLY. GROWING COMMUNITIES NEED MORE WATER WHICH IS PUMPED OUT OF OUR GROUNDWATER AQUIFERS. IF OVERUSED – GROUNDWATER MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN THE FUTURE.

TEST THE SAFETY OF YOUR HOME WELL WATER FOR ARSENIC

OVER 8% OF ANOKA COUNTY HOME WELLS HAVE BEEN FOUND TO CONTAIN ARSENIC ABOVE THE SAFE DRINKING WATER STANDARD. DO YOU KNOW THE ARSENIC CONCENTRATION IN YOUR PRIVATE WELL? CALL ANOKA COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES TO GET A TESTING KIT 763-422-7063

LOANS AVAILABLE FOR WELL AND SEPTIC FIX-UPS – CALL 763-323-5682

ANOKA COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT HAS LOW-INTEREST LOANS TO REPAIR OR REPLACE SEPTIC SYSTEMS AND PRIVATE WELLS (PROTECTING WATER QUALITY). CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION. *SEALING ABANDONED WELLS QUALIFIES FOR A LOAN.

WHY WAIT FOR EARTH DAY? | ADOPT-A-POND OR STORM DRAIN TODAY

IF YOU PICK UP TRASH WHILE ON A WALK – CONSIDER ADOPTING A POND OR STORM DRAIN. COMMUNITIES HAVE PLANS TO PREVENT POLLUTION FROM DAMAGING LOCAL WATERS. CONTACT YOUR CITY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT -OR- WATERSHED MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION FOR MORE INFORMATION.

PROMOTING STEWARDSHIP OF OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

MINNESOTA MASTER NATURALISTS PROMOTE STEWARDSHIP THROUGH WELL-INFORMED CITIZENS DEDICATED TO EDUCATION AND SERVICE WITHIN THEIR COMMUNITY. ADULTS WHO ENJOY LEARNING AND SHARING KNOWLEDGE WITH OTHERS CAN BE A MASTER NATURALIST.  CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION (888-241-4532).

TYPO & MARTIN LAKE ROUGH FISH BARRIERS

FOUR NEW CARP BARRIERS – IN AND AROUND TYPO AND MARTIN LAKES – WERE DEDICATED IN OCTOBER. THE SUNRISE RIVER WATERSHED MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION LEAD THE PROJECT TO PRESERVE LAKE QUALITY AND NATURAL RESOURCES. FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT WAS PROVIDED BY THE MINNESOTA CLEAN LAND & WATER LEGACY PROGRAM.

DO YOU KNOW YOUR ARSENIC NUMBER? CALL 763-324-4260 TO FIND OUT

ARSENIC IS BEING DISCOVERED AT UNSAFE LEVELS IN  1-IN-5 PRIVATE WATER WELLS. IN ANOKA COUNTY IT’S ABOUT 1-IN-10. CONTACT ANOKA COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (763-324-4260) TO LEARN HOW TO TEST YOUR WELL FOR ARSENIC.

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