Efficient Anti-Icing

Making sure kids are safe at school has always been a top priority for Craig Nordstrom. A Bloomington resident since 1975, Craig joined the facilities staff at Bloomington Public Schools in the early ’90s. Throughout his career, he focused on finding cost-effective ways to ensure the safety of students and staff across the 17 buildings […]

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CRWP Hosting Perennial Row Crop Study

Kernza (Intermediate Wheatgrass) was planted on 15 acres by two area farmers in September 2018. Kernza is the registered tradename for an intermediate wheatgrass (scientific name Thinopyrum intermedium), that was developed by The Land Institute located in Salinas, Kansas – despite the name, it is not a species of wheat. The grain has a sweet, nutty […]

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2019 Downstream Environmental Film Festival

Get Your Tickets Now for the  2019 Downstream Environmental Film Festival This year’s Downstream Environmental Film Festival includes two events, more space, and new short films from Minnesota, U.S., and International Filmmakers. This year, space is limited, so please order your tickets now. Click Here.  UPSTREAM Dinner & Films Wednesday, Feb. 20th 6:00 pm, Imminent Brewing, […]

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Restoring Wildlife Management Areas in Cannon River Watershed

CRWP recently received news from the Minnesota DNR that Phelps Lake WMA and Big Woods Heritage Forest WMA were selected for funding through the Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program. CRWP was awarded $97,000 in grant funds to partner with Great River Greening (GRG) and possibly Conservation Corps of Minnesota to restore native habitats at these WMA’s over […]

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Restoring Wildlife Management Areas in Cannon River Watershed

By Alan Kraus Conservation Program Manager, Cannon River Watershed Partnership Imagine walking through our area forests without having to push through thick bushes of buckthorn. Imagine hiking through a prairie without seeing any six-foot-tall wild parsnip, an invasive plant that can give you severe rashes when you bump against it. These are but a few […]

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Win A “Canoe Full of Brew” By Donating to CRWP by Dec. 31st!

There’s still time left to put your name in the hat for the “Canoe Full of Brew” drawing. Just donate to CRWP by midnight on December 31st, 2018. As an added bonus, our CRWP Board of Directors have generated $7,500 in matching funds. So that if you donate between now the end of the year, the […]

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Use de-icing salt sparingly to protect Minnesota waters

  Guest Article form the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) As the first snow of the season arrives, Minnesotans start thinking about clearing snow and ice from pavement — sometimes with salt. But when the snow melts or it rains, the salt, which contains chloride, runs into storm drains and into nearby lakes, rivers, and […]

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Wetland Regulation in Minnesota

Wetland Regulation in Minnesota Guest Writer Teresa DeMars, Rice County Soil and Water Conservation District  (https://www.riceswcd.org)   Wetland regulation in Minnesota can be a confusing topic, especially since wetlands come in many different types. Some wetlands are obvious, like a cattail marsh. Other wetlands are harder to distinguish, like a wet meadow or a floodplain.  Even […]

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