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March 2017

Understanding pollinator use on RIM conservation easements

One of the most pressing questions in wild bee conservation is how effective conservation plantings are in conserving wild bee communities. While some evidence exists that wildflower plantings attract an abundance of wild bees, it is less clear if these bees are typical of the tall grass prairie habitats conservationists aim to recreate. Read more.

BWSR unique among state agencies with grant volume and availability

The Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) provides more than 1,000 grants per year to its local government partners, supporting a wide range of conservation activities. Read more.

A river runs through it, again

Grey Cloud Slough, a 2.8 mile long waterbody, was a “cut-off” meander loop of the Mississippi River located east of the main channel between Grey Cloud Township and St. Paul Park in Washington County. Read more.

Turning wastewater problems into solutions in the City of Myrtle

The unsewered community of Myrtle, located 15 miles southeast of Albert Lea, had a problem. Thirty-one properties within Myrtle were connected to a community straight pipe that was discharging raw sewage into Deer Creek, a tributary of the Cedar River. Read more.

Featured Plant: Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Emerging as early as March from last fall’s bed of leaves, bloodroot is one of the first signs of spring across Minnesota. Named for the red sap in its roots, it was once used as a dye by Native American artists and in the natural dying of yarn and fabrics. Read more.

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