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Keep Your Home Safe and Clean

One hundred years ago keeping your home clean was a fulltime job. Cleaning is easier today but it can also be dangerous. Commercial, chemical-based products can contain substances that are both toxic and polluting. Although…

Build a Rain Barrel

There will be a FREE gardening knowledge workshop at Whitney Senior Center. This event will include a rain barrel building session. You can preregister by calling the Stearns County Extension at 320-255-6169. There will be three one…

Learn to be a Good Shoreland Steward

If you own shoreland or do building or excavating work in shoreland, you should check out the “Stearns County Shoreland, Erosion Control, and Stormwater Training” workshop. It will be an all-day training at Gorecki Hall…

Rain Gardens – Your Personal Contribution to Clean Water

You can personally contribute to cleaner water and beautify your landscape simply by constructing a rain garden. Rain gardens are shallow depressions planted with native plants or cultivars that collect rain water mainly from roof…

Plant a Tree and Enjoy the Benefits

Dollar bills will never be dangling from the tree in your front yard or along the road, so why should we plant trees in our yards, around our communities and even along our roads? The…

Storing Water for an Un-Rainy Day

Rain barrels can effectively capture and store roof runoff from small to moderate storms. This stored water can be used to irrigate lawns and landscaped areas between rain showers. Up to 40% of summer water…

Pledge to Keep our water
Drinkable, Fishable, Swimmable

Pledge and Play!

Take the pledge and download our Clean Water BINGO. Play to help keep our water clean and you could win some great prizes — an iPad, a rain barrel, movies tickets and more!

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