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Adopt a Drain in your neighborhood

One of the best ways to help combat the problem of litter in our waterways is to consume less. Everyday decisions can help combat unnecessary packaging, reducing the risk of plastics and litter ending up…

Building community connections, one block at a time

Around the Twin Cities, neighbors are banding together to tackle the problem of litter. In early October, dozens of Litter Be Gone clean-up events were held around Minneapolis. Litter Be Gone started in 2018 as…

Cleaning the Streets Before the Snow Flies

As leaves fall and the weather turns brisk, Minnesotans know all too well that winter is fast approaching. That thick layer of colorful leaves might be hiding another problem for our streets and waterways: litter….

Preserving Upland to Protect Waters

When development occurs, it changes the way water moves across the land. More roads, driveways and rooftops increase the amount of hard surfaces. More hard surfaces mean fewer areas for rain to soak into the…

Green Infrastructure and Stormwater

You might’ve heard about green infrastructure before, but what does it actually mean? Green infrastructure is a cost-effective, resilient approach to managing wet weather impacts that provides many community benefits. While single-purpose gray stormwater infrastructure–conventional…

Fall Yard Care

Fall is a beautiful time to be outdoors in Minnesota — and a critical time for yard care. Cooling temperatures make fall the perfect season for planting new grass, pulling weeds, aerating the soil and…

Update: Little Rock Lake Drawdown

There’s a first-of-its-kind effort underway to clean up a Minnesota lake in Benton County, north of St. Cloud. Officials have opened the Sartell dam on the Mississippi River to drain three feet of water out…

DNR to drawdown central MN lake, Mississippi River beginning Aug. 1

The aerial photo above shows clear water flowing in the Sartell Pool of the Mississippi River and green, algae-stained water in Little Rock Lake. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota DNR. The Minnesota DNR held an…

H2You Clean Water Bingo Winner: The Rothstein’s

  CLEAN WATER STARTS WITH YOU Meet the Rothstein family, “an avid outdoor group of four” from St. Stephen, who enjoy adventuring and spending time together. Being outdoor enthusiasts, Jake and Stef recognize the importance…

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