Upcoming events

End of summer: rid boats & docks of invasive species

This article gives timely advice on how to prevent zebra mussels and other invaders from infesting our water bodies.

How to create a waterwise home workshop at the Arboretum, Sept. 10, 1 pm – 5 pm

Register for a full-afternoon workshop to find out how to keep plants and landscapes healthy, water supply plentiful, and lakes and rivers clean. Learn how to manage water via plant selection, healthy soil, landscape forms, stormwater capture and reuse. Cost is $20 for Minnesota Landscape Arboretum members, $25 for master gardeners/master water stewards, and $30 for non-members. Visit this link in order to register or to learn more.

Clean Water Summit at the Arboretum, Sept. 11

Also at the Arboretum, on Sept 11, from 8 am to 5 pm, a clean water summit will examine green infrastructure on both public and private property. Learn how we value clean water, how we can change the way we think about water, and how to build partnerships for green infrastructure projects. Cost is $60 for Arboretum members, $70 for others. For complete info and registration, plus directions to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, click here.

MPCA to conduct biological monitoring of Lower Minnesota River

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will be monitoring the biological health of the Lower Minnesota River this summer, including parts of five counties in the District. Health will be measured by examining fish, acquatic invertebrates, and plants. Full details are available in this press release from the MPCA.