Save the Rainwater!

Dave Stack Do It Green! Magazine Rain gardens are a great way for both the do-it-yourself homeowner and the large corporation to help reduce, or nearly eliminate, rainwater runoff from their property. Reducing urban runoff improves water quality in lakes, creeks, rivers and oceans. Rain gardens, large or small, also …

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Rain Gardens are Growing in Minnesota

Elizabeth Storey Friends of the Mississippi River Rain gardens are in full bloom. The natural beauty and practical benefit of a rain garden makes it a popular choice for home landscapers who want to do their part to improve water quality. Many people do not realize that rain carries pollutants …

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Fossil Fuels: What Everyone Should Know

Mark Snyder Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance I attended a presentation recently titled, “The Love of Fossil Fuels: The Root of All Evil?” While the title was partly a clever play on the age-old phrase, “Money is the root of all evil,” it also had some element of truth on …

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Building Your Own Rainbarrel

Bernie Waibel Seward Neighborhood Group – Minneapolis Many folks don’t realize that pollutants exist in our yards, on our roofs and in our streets. Rainbarrel use keeps storm water from washing these pollutants into the streets and then into the nearest lake and river: our streets are truly our streams. …

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