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Jul

22

Simon Lake BioBlitz: “We totally blitzed that prairie!”

On July 12, some 40-50 people gathered in a white tent between Sheep Berry Fen Preserve and managed grazing lands. They had come for the Simon Lake BioBlitz: a day of neighborly connection, nature nerdery, and some good old fashioned fresh air, and they were not disappointed. Post by Ariel Herrod.

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Jul

22

Groundwater 101: Where Does Groundwater Come From? Where Does It Go?

This is the second part in a multipart series called Groundwater 101. Groundwater 101 provides the foundation for a good working understanding of groundwater—the source of drinking water for 75% of Minnesotans. Blog post by Ariel Herrod, Watershed Sustainability Program Coordinator.

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Jul

09

Groundwater 101: What’s Geology Got to Do With It?

Groundwater is a big deal. That much is clear. When 75% of Minnesotans turn on the tap, groundwater comes out. About 30% of the world’s freshwater is groundwater. And plentiful, clean water is a key component of Minnesotan identity, even as lake levels drop, wells run dry, and seasonal floods cost the state millions of dollars. Post by Ariel Herrod, Watershed Sustainability Program Coordinator.

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Jun

24

A Co-Sponsored Action Opportunity: Simon Lake BioBlitz 2014

It’s a lot like it sounds: an intense period of biological surveying in one place at one time, with the goal to provide a snap-shot image of the ecological diversity in a certain area. By gathering as many volunteers as possible, we can thoroughly cover an area and provide an accurate picture. Post by Ariel Herrod.

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Jun

03

Nettle Tea, Nettle Pasta, Fried Nettle… Grasp the Nettle

As I took a seat next to 20 others in a circle around a morning fire on a sunny Saturday last month, a cup of nettle tea was handed to me as introductions and the circle talk began. Audrey Arner of Moonstone Farm began discussing the history and importance of wild foods. Post by Sarina Otaibi, Director of Communications & Engagement.

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