“Farmers learn best from farmers. We’re helping facilitate the tour, but the farmers are providing the opportunity to come into the fields. I hope new connections will be made and strengthened in the community as a result.” — Lance Klessig, Winona County SWCD resource specialist, who organized a self-guided spring cover crop tour in Winona County
A segment of re-created stream in St. Paul attracts people and animals to Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary while it treats water bound for the Mississippi River. The St. Paul Parks and Recreation and Capitol Region Watershed District project draws from Clean Water Funds.
Valley Branch Watershed District’s Clean Water Fund project is designed to maintain water quality of Silver Lake, which spans the Maplewood-North St. Paul city line. Bordered by a park in each city, it’s a recreational resource known for its public boat launch and swimming beach.
Gardeners participating in Lawns to Legumes Demonstration Neighborhoods share their experiences creating pollinator-friendly habitat in their yards.