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Posted on: June 17, 2016

Help Find New Emerald Ash Borer Infestations; Become a Wasp Watcher

Wasp Watchers monitor and look for Smoky Winged Beetle Bandit Wasp (Cerceris fumipennis) nests. These harmless, stingless, native wasps prey on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and other insects. Finding an EAB in their nest is an indication that EAB infested tr...Read on...

Register for Wasp Watchers Training...
Posted on: June 21, 2016

FMR Vermillion River Stewards will be Hosting a Rainbarrel Workshop at the Senior Center in One Week

Rainbarrels promote water conservation and improved water quality in local lakes and streams. Follow the link below to register for a make and take rainbarrel workshop on the 28th at the Apple Valley Senior Center.

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

Happy National Pollinator Week

The Bring Back the Pollinators Campaign (www.xerces.org/bringbackthepollinators) recommends these 4 steps in creating pollinator friendly yards and gardens:

1) Plant Flowers
Be sure that you have some blooming flowers every season to provide a consist...Read on...

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Posted on: June 15, 2016

Emerald Ash Borer is in Apple Valley...You Have an Ash Tree...What Should You Do Now?

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an insect from Asia that kills ash trees. Tree decline may take a number of years as the insect larva bores under the bark, destroying food conducting tissues in the tree. EAB is a small insect that is hard to detect. An infe...Read on...

Emerald Ash Borer Injection Program...
Posted on: June 8, 2016

How to Get Your Kids to Participate in Nature Based Science Learning Without Them Realizing It

Summer vacation is upon us, and you may be looking for a way to get Johnny and Janie to put down the remote and video game controller and keep the learning going. Luckily there are a number of nature based citizen science programs and volunteer opportuni...Read on...

Citizen Science Opportunities...
Posted on: January 22, 2016

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Apple Valley

In response to the recent infestation in Apple Valley, residents are encouraged to watch ash trees for symptoms. EAB is one of America’s most destructive tree pests. Its larvae kill ash trees by tunneling into the wood and disrupting the flow of the tre...Read on...