Webinar: Revitalizing the Landscape – April 8th

Learn how decisions about land use and development have impacted our landscape. We’ll discuss landscape interventions and restorations and offer sound advice for property owners.  Presented by Matt Kumka, Senior Landscape Architect and Project Manager with Barr Engineering Co. Presentation online; Thu. April 8, 6:45 p.m. social time; 7:00 p.m. presentation. Free.  Offered by West … Continue reading Webinar: Revitalizing the Landscape – April 8th

Webinar: Revitalizing the Landscape – April 8th

Learn how decisions about land use and development have impacted our landscape. We’ll discuss landscape interventions and restorations and offer sound advice for property owners.  Presented by Matt Kumka, Senior Landscape Architect and Project Manager with Barr Engineering Co. Presentation online; Thu. April 8, 6:45 p.m. social time; 7:00 p.m. presentation. Free.  Offered by West … Continue reading Webinar: Revitalizing the Landscape – April 8th

Newsletter: MyMinnesotaWoods – March 2021

Fridays with a Forester Join Extension foresters to discuss some of the key issues and questions around forest and woodlands facing Minnesota landowners. These online sessions will be very informal and open to all interested. Each session will start with a brief presentation, followed by a discussion framed around your questions and interests. Register for … Continue reading Newsletter: MyMinnesotaWoods – March 2021

Meeting: West Metro Chapter of MN Master Naturalist Volunteers – March 11th

Minnesota Karst Hydrogeology: Dissolving Bedrock and the Power of Water - March 11 - Online Learn the part water plays in creating sinkholes, caves and sinking streams and how those features affect Minnesota’s groundwater quality. Presented by author and professor emeritus E. Calvin Alexander, Jr., Ph.D., Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota. Presentation via … Continue reading Meeting: West Metro Chapter of MN Master Naturalist Volunteers – March 11th

Meeting: West Metro Chapter of MN Master Naturalist Volunteers – March 11th

Minnesota Karst Hydrogeology: Dissolving Bedrock and the Power of Water - March 11 - Online Learn the part water plays in creating sinkholes, caves and sinking streams and how those features affect Minnesota’s groundwater quality. Presented by author and professor emeritus E. Calvin Alexander, Jr., Ph.D., Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota. Presentation via … Continue reading Meeting: West Metro Chapter of MN Master Naturalist Volunteers – March 11th

Newsletter: AIS Detector – Feb. 2021

This month we're looking at curly-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus), one of the most prevalent aquatic invasive species in Minnesota. Curly-leaf pondweed has been found in over 750 waterbodies in Minnesota, which include waterbodies in 70 of the state's 87 counties. Curly-leaf pondweed is native to Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia and was first discovered in … Continue reading Newsletter: AIS Detector – Feb. 2021

Meeting: West Metro Chapter – Feb. 11, 2021

Effects of Salt on Minnesota Waters and Mitigating Salt Use Learn about Minnesota’s salty water problem and how it threatens fish and other creatures.  We’ll find out what steps are being taken to reduce chloride and what we can do to help. Presented by Brooke Asleson, Chloride Coordinator at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.  Presentation … Continue reading Meeting: West Metro Chapter – Feb. 11, 2021

Newsletter: Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center – Jan. 2021

Announcing Three New Projects  MITPPC is pleased to announce three new projects that will work to find pragmatic, science-based solutions to problematic terrestrial invasive species in Minnesota.  Creating and enhancing aphid-resistant soybeans: This research, now in its second phase, will advance the development of aphid-resistant soybean cultivars and improve remote sensing technologies to locate damaging … Continue reading Newsletter: Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center – Jan. 2021

Newsletter: Mississippi Park Connection – Jan. 2021

Register for Illuminate The Lock: Madweyaashkaa! Illuminate The Lock returns this February! An animated video collage by artist Moira Villiard (Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe direct descendent) projected onto the 400 x 50 foot wall of the St. Anthony Falls lock wall is synced with a soundscape of music composed by Lyz Jaakola (Fond … Continue reading Newsletter: Mississippi Park Connection – Jan. 2021

Newsletter: Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center – Jan. 2021

It is Winter in Sunfish Lake Park, a good time for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and “fat-tire” biking on the new bike trails. Joe of the City Public Works Dept has been grooming the ski trails. Look for the tracks (and other signs) of animals and people who are not hibernating.  Also look at the … Continue reading Newsletter: Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center – Jan. 2021