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March 2013

Flood Recovery

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 he’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.

Left: more than three feet of rock and gravel washed away under Jamie Juenemann’s bridge during the 2012 northeast Minnesota flood.

Rice Lake

Rice Lake nutrient reduction and habitat improvement

Are you interested in what’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 what’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.

Board Members
Deb Swackhammer and BWSR board member Rebecca Flood talk at the Environmental Congress.


Neva Widner, Conservation Corps apprentice

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 they’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 state’s natural resources.

Find out more here.


Musk Thistle

Featured plant of the month: Minnesota Thistles

To many, the mention of "thistles" is a call to action. Check out BWSR’s featured plant of the month, the Minnesota Thistles, to learn about thistle control and identification.

Find out more here.


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