Northeast Minnesota flood recovery: Helping one family at a time
After bailing out water from his basement and watching a waterfall form in his backyard, Jamie Juenemann thought heâ€™d seen the worst of the 2012 June storms in northeast Minnesota. That was until he and his family attempted to drive into Two Harbors, only to find out that half-way down their one mile driveway, their bridge over the Little Stewart River was in disrepair and virtually impassable.
Read the March Snapshots to learn how BWSR and the Lake County SWCD helped this family recover from the 2012 northeast Minnesota floods.
Rice Lake nutrient reduction and habitat improvement
Are you interested in whatâ€™s happening in the Pelican River Watershed? The Detroit Lake nutrient reduction project has been ongoing since 2003, with many project partners and funding sources involved.
Check out the March Snapshots to learn whatâ€™s new with the project.
BWSR board members, staff participate in the Environmental Congress
BWSR board members Brian Napstad, Jack Ditmore, Paul Langseth, Keith Mykleseth, Steve Sunderland, agency leadership, and staff John Jaschke and Travis Germundson were among the 350 people who participated in the Environmental Congress on March 15.
Check out the March Snapshots to hear their impressions of the event.
From novice to professional: Conservation Corps apprenticeships
As the most experienced conservation leaders are nearing retirement age and walking out the door with the knowledge and experience theyâ€™ve built over decades, university graduates are subsequently walking in the door, knowledgeable in theory, research methods and emerging technologies, but lacking practical on-the-job skills important for success. The Minnesota Conservation Apprentice Academy allows youth and mentors to work side by side to build a solid foundation for the future management of the stateâ€™s natural resources.
Find out more here.
Featured plant of the month: Minnesota Thistles
To many, the mention of "thistles" is a call to action. Check out BWSRâ€™s featured plant of the month, the Minnesota Thistles, to learn about thistle control and identification.
Find out more here.