Summer activities: City of Maplewood Parks and Recreation

Do you like competition? Do you like visiting new places? Do you like winning prizes? If you answered YES to any of those questions then our NEW Explore Maplewood Summer Challenges are for you! Sign up as an individual or household for our June Fitness Explorers Challenge (distance), our July Geo Explorers Challenge (geocaching) or … Continue reading Summer activities: City of Maplewood Parks and Recreation

Newsletter: Cedar Creek – spring 2020

Hi, friends of Cedar Creek! Happy April and happy Spring! In this time when so many aspects of our lives have been turned upside down, we hope that this newsletter can bring you some semblance of normalcy. In it - as always - you'll find updates on Cedar Creek's research and education work, pictures of … Continue reading Newsletter: Cedar Creek – spring 2020

ADV: Webinars for Consumers & Professionals

The University of Minnesota Extension Family Resiliency Educators are offering the following webinars.  I invite you to participate and encourage you to share these offerings with your program participants. Webinars for consumers:  Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate? Thursday, May 21; 9-10 am or 7-8 pm Has COVID-19 inspired you to clean while staying at … Continue reading ADV: Webinars for Consumers & Professionals

Newsletter: MyMinnesotaWoods

Hello from the Extension Forestry Team! We hope you're enjoying the great spring weather in Minnesota. Maybe you're spending time walking your woods, enjoying the start to fishing season, or catching the flowers and trees in bloom. The month's newsletter is all about change. Whether it's entering a contest to see how much carbon your … Continue reading Newsletter: MyMinnesotaWoods

Virtual Events from River Bend Nature Center!

River Bend Nature Center is now hosting a variety of online programs for all ages. Some programs will be available on Facebook Live. Simply visit our Facebook page during the scheduled time to join us and interact in real time! If you are unable to join us during the program, a recording will be posted to … Continue reading Virtual Events from River Bend Nature Center!

Newsletter: Minnesota Water Resources Center – Spring 2020

Features WRC recognized for ‘outstanding’ work by USGS The University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Center (WRC) was recognized by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) as operating at an outstanding level. Specifically, the WRC was lauded for its diversity of chosen water projects, collaborations with other institutions and agencies, student support through grants, real-world impact … Continue reading Newsletter: Minnesota Water Resources Center – Spring 2020

Newsletter: River Bend Nature Center – May 2020

Our Vision The silence of a tranquil, snowy wood, punctuated only by the swish of gliding skis, the delighted squeal of school children imagining what a deer looks like after seeing its tracks embedded in the soft mud, a forest awash in the glorious colors of autumn that frames the walk of solitary hikers, the gurgling sounds of the Root River as it rushes past a child and … Continue reading Newsletter: River Bend Nature Center – May 2020

Newsletter: Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center – May 2020

Spring is here and the Park is busier than ever - the parking lot is nearly overflowing on really nice days. Unfortunately the nature center cannot be open due to the danger of spreading COVID-19. Our annual Spring for Nature fundraising dinner, on which we depend for much of our programming expenses, had to be … Continue reading Newsletter: Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center – May 2020

Newsletter: Minnesota AIS Research Center – April 2020

Exciting findings in recent zebra mussel research: In previous management studies, copper sulfate has been used for controlling zebra mussels. In 2019, the MAISRC and USGS partnered to study the effectiveness of low-dose copper application to control zebra mussel populations in lake ecosystems. The concentration used in the study was substantially lower than previously used … Continue reading Newsletter: Minnesota AIS Research Center – April 2020

Newsletter: Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association

Thoughts and Challenges in a Very Different Spring! So our world has been turned upside down, and so many of the things we took for granted as normal parts of our lives have been horrendously disrupted. I for one, celebrate every day that we are in the spring into summer part of the calendar, rather … Continue reading Newsletter: Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association