Minnesota conservation

Summer Minnesota Volunteer Activities, 2018

MN Nature in St Paul, MN, would like to share several Summer 2018 Volunteer Opportunities with you. Our parks and trails and other open/green spaces depend on us to help them thrive and continue to provide joy and greater health to us and wildlife. MN Nature also lists individual volunteer opportunities weekly year-round in our […]

One Small Step for Bees

The EPA has just announced a moratorium on approving any new bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides. This does not remove bee-killing pesticides already on the market, and there are several. Last June, President Obama created a task force to develop a strategy to save the bees.   New and Pending Submissions for Outdoor Uses of Products Containing […]

Land Stewardship Project’s “Farm Beginnings” App Deadline Today, Oct. 1, 2014

Info. HERE Many skills are required to start a successful farm: passion, clear goals, production experience, financial and marketing know-how, and more. The Farm Beginnings class is a 12-month training session that helps beginning farmers clarify their goals and strengths, establish a strong enterprise plan and start building their operation. The course uses a mix […]

Controversial New MN Conservation Program in the Works

New state program for farmers designed to increase the voluntary adoption of conservation practices that protect local rivers, streams and other waters by reducing fertilizer run-off and soil erosion is being heralded as “historic” but could create nothing more than immunity or a loophole (and big cash: technical assistance and up to $10 million in […]

In Minnesota: artificial islands made of recycled plastic bottles

“][/caption]Aug. 15-17 Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) worked with St. Paul-based Midwest Floating Islands, ASLA-MN and LHNA to install artificial islands made of recycled plastic bottles that act as natural floating islands in Spring Lake. The islands are planted with native species to serve as wetland habitat for birds and animals and also assist […]