You're receiving this newsletter because you bought native trees or shrubs from us,
are a friend, or signed up elsewhere. Thanks!

 
'space
 
space

space
space

Amity Creek bank repair under way

Amity Creek bank slump

In August, we begin work on this badly eroded section of Amity Creek, located between Bridges 4 and 5. We will create a floodplain bench and install appropriately spaced riffles and pools to stabilize this reach of the channel. This project, the final phase of a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant, will reduce sediment in the river and improve fish habitat. Learn more.

space
space

Collecting data for Mall stormwater plan

Kate doing site visit at Miller Hill Mall

We have begun preliminary work for the Miller Hill Mall stormwater plan. Pictured here, SWCD conservation specialist Kate Kubiak assesses one of the six existing stormwater mitigation practices (BMPs) – two wetland "ponds" and four sand filters. We are collecting water temperature data from summer rain events, when pavement tends to heat runoff. Barr Engineering is researching temperature mitigation options, collecting data and developing the plan.

space
space

New engineer and intern join our team

Crystal Payment with Motor Julien Babel

We have welcomed two new people to our office this summer! In June a second conservation engineer, Crystal Payment, joined TSA staff to oversee project design for the nine-district region of 'Area 3'. Crystal is looking for a home in Duluth for herself and her horse, Motor. We also welcomed summer intern Julien Babel, who joined us through the Conservation Corps' Apprentice Academy. Julien works most closely with Alice and Tim on SWCD field work.

space
space

June Watershed meetings well attended

Kate leading watershed meeting

We were pleased with the attendance at 11 community meetings we held in June for South Lake Superior and St. Louis River major watersheds. Between 2 and 25 people attended each meeting, with discussion focusing on the new MPCA 'Watershed Approach' and results of intensive monitoring to identify watershed impairments. To receive notice about future meetings (Summer 2015), please call Kate Kubiak, 723-4946.

space
space

swcd logo

space