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Posted on: September 2, 2015

Don’t Transport Firewood this Holiday Weekend

Leave the firewood at home this weekend to keep the state park or cabin your visiting free of Emerald Ash Borer, Dutch Elm Disease, and Oak Wilt. Buy firewood from an approved vendor. Burn it where you buy it.

Approved Firewood Vendors…
Posted on: August 26, 2015

Come See Blue Thumb at the Minnesota State Fair

Blue Thumb will be at the Minnesota State Fair outside the EcoExperience building. This is the place to be to learn about gardening projects in your yard that benefit lakes, streams, wetlands, birds, butterflies, and bees. ... Read on...

Learn More About the Eco Experience Here…
Posted on: August 20, 2015

Are You Completing Mandatory Weekly Erosion and Sediment Control Inspections on Your Site?

The NPDES Construction Permit requires weekly inspections and additional inspections after each ½” rainfall. Rainfall, inspections, maintenance activities, and changes to erosion and sediment controls must be recorded and... Read on...

Learn More About the NPDES Construction Permit…
Posted on: August 17, 2015

When Considering the Plants in Your Yard, Can You Tell the Good From the Bad?

Can you identify Buckthorn? Do you know if that Purple spiky plant in your garden is the nectar producing super plant Blazingstar, or are you admiring the highly invasive Purple loosestrife? Is there a plant that creates a... Read on...

Learn More About Native Plants Here…
Posted on: August 12, 2015

Emerald Ash Borer is Here...Do You Have a Plan?

Emerald Ash Borer is an insect originally from Asia that kills ash trees over a period of a couple years. This insect was recently found in Lebanon Hills Regional Park. Symptoms of an Emerald Ash Borer infestation do not... Read on...

Learn More About Negotiated Treatment Rates Here…
Posted on: May 22, 2015

Buy It Where You Burn It - Don't Move Firewood

Sure, all of us enjoy a good campfire, but you can end up spreading tree diseases to new areas if you bring your firewood with you. Pests like emerald ash borer and insects that carry Dutch elm disease and oak wilt can... Read on...

Learn About Minnesota Firewood Requirements...