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August 2013


August Featured Plant of the Month: Sneezeweed

As summer winds down and many perennials aren't looking at fresh as they did in June or July, the Sneezeweed, a favorite plant for lakeshore and wetland plantings, is just beginning to bloom. Check out August- Featured Plant article learn more about this late-season plant, including how to identify it, where it's located and which insects use the nectar and pollen.

August Featured Plant

Lake Rebecca- a small lake with big improvements

It took more than ten years to accomplish, but 254-acre Lake Rebecca in Hennepin County is finally cleaned up. Click here to read the article..

Lake Rebecca
According to Three Rivers Park District, more than 187,000 people visit the park annually.

LeSueur River shoreline restoration saves homes, prevents erosion

To some people, living on a high bluff overlooking the LeSueur River may seem like a dream come true, but residents in Blue Earth County might tell you otherwise. The river bank had begun to erode, becoming a threat to their homes. Learn how this Clean Water Fund project saved the homes and prevented shoreline erosion.Click here to read the story.

Shoreline Restoration
Crews install natural materials during construction on LeSueur River shoreline in 2011.

BWSR training takes many forms

Hot off the trail from a month-long statewide eLINK training tour, the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) training coordinator Jenny Gieseke is grateful for the patience of local government partners Click here to read the article..

BWSR Training Room
BWSR staff member Conor Donnelly teaches an eLINK training seminar in June 2013.

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