Community Gardens Plant Seeds of Peace in Rondo

Peace activist Melvin Giles was raised in the Rondo neighborhood, next to the site of the garden he founded and called the Aurora Peace Sanctuary Garden. The son of a gardener and grandson of sharecroppers from Mississippi and Alabama, he has always had a passion for growing food. He partnered with students from Gordon Parks […]

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Rural Drinking Water Increasingly Polluted with Nitrates

ARMENIA, Wis. — The groundwater that once ran cool and clean from taps in this Midwestern farming town is now laced with contaminants and fear. People refuse to drink it. They won’t brush their teeth with it. They dread taking showers. Rural communities call it their own, private Flint— a diffuse, creeping water crisis tied […]

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Little, Lorang, and McKee Named “Cannon River Champions”

Little, Lorang, and McKee Name Cannon River Champions Tim Little, Virginia Lorang, and David McKee were named Cannon River Champions at the Cannon River Watershed Partnership (CRWP) Cider on the Cannon celebration in Dundas on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. “Cannon River Champions are people who have been leaders in the community who used their skills […]

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“Lake Stories” Project Survey and Clean Water Ideas Results

The “Lake Stories” Project gave staff from the Cannon River Watershed Partnership (CRWP), the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), and the University of Minnesota Center for Changing Landscapes the opportunity to interview residents of two sub-watersheds in southeastern Minnesota to learn about the strengths and challenges they see in their communities and in the lakes […]

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Water Matters Banners funded by Xcel Energy Foundation

In the next few months, you’ll probably see our “Water Matters” Clean Water Education Banners at your local library, church, business, or community center. The development and printing of these four 33″x 80″ pop-up banners was funded by the Xcel Energy Foundation. CRWP staff, working with local farmers, SWCD staff, MPCA staff, and Minnesota Extension […]

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Tenth Annual Watershed Wide Clean-Up

Join your friends and neighbors in cleaning up our area lakes, streams and rivers on Saturday September 15th at 9:00am in most locations. Sign up here- see you down by the riverside!

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