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Five new tree species for 2014 sale

new tree species for 2014 sale

In response to warming trends, we're offering five new species native to our area and just to our south. Read all about them on the tree sale page of our website. Also, be prepared for slight price increases to keep up with rising costs of everything - plants, transportation, mailings - everything, that is, except your planting labor! 2014 Tree & Shrub order form (pdf)

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Honing skills for civic engagement

area resource professionals gather for monthly civic engagement workshop

Area environmental profesionals, including our conservation specialist Kate Kubiak, have now had four monthly meetings in civic engagement with U of M Extension educators. The report? Lots of good ideas, resources and tested techniques for getting citizens involved in water resource protection, including you! Learn more on our new Major Watersheds webpage.

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Field data collection keeps staff hoppin'

Tim Beaster at Talmadge River

Conservation specialist Tim Beaster works closely with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency collecting data for their major watershed analysis. In this photo, Tim and the PCA's Jeff Jasperson crouch beside the Talmadge River in October, collecting baseline data. If not collected now, they must wait an entire year to revisit these sites. But no pressure! View more Talmadge photos on Facebook.

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Flood projects still on the front burner

image of flood project rendering

Over 20 property owners have received payments through our office for flood relief from June 2012 and dozens more have projects in the design phase. While progress can seem slow, remember that each major erosion site requires a custom-designed solution to avoid more problems in the future. Read more on our 2012 Flood page.

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