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June 2017

Cascading Success

South Branch Cascade Creek, once an erosion problem that sliced through a former golf course in Rochester, Minnesota, is being restored in a multi-year project that incorporates natural channel design and a planned floodplain. Read the Story here.

Improving water quality for multiple benefits

Is it possible to make a pretty nice downtown area even nicer, all while making the water cleaner? That’s just what a new study by The Riley – Purgatory – Bluff Creek Watershed District sets out to do. Read the story here.

Improved lakes, improved communities

The priority was simple: Keep the Chisago Chain of Lakes swimmable and fishable. Several of those lakes are impaired because of excess nutrients such as phosphorus. Many others within the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed show increasing phosphorus levels, which could lead to impairment. Read the story here.

Featured Plant: Virginia Waterleaf

With an ability to spread after disturbance, Virginia Waterleaf helps stabilize soils and rebuild forest plant communities after the removal of buckthorn and other invasive plants. The species has attractive foliage and flowers that bloom early in the season when there can be a lack of floral resources for pollinators. The waterleaf cuckoo bee and Andrena bees are two species that rely on the flowers of Virginia Waterleaf. Read more here.

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