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May 2017

Aitkin County SWCD Native Plant Sale- Pick Up Day 2

May 26
Aitkin County SWCD, 130 Southgate Drive
Aitkin, MN 56431
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Flowers greet visitors to the high school

These native perennials are a great choice for many landscaping projects. Deep, extensive root systems can improve water quality, prevent erosion, and promote infiltration. Colorful blooms provide habitat for desirable wildlife like pollinators and songbirds. Make a difference in your landscaping by adding natives! Ordering Instructions: Questions? Call (218) 927-6565 1). Completed order forms and payments are due by May 1, 2017 2). To pay by check, make checks payable to Aitkin County SWCD. Return form and payment to: Aitkin…

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Anoka County Master Gardeners Landscapes for Life Workshop- Day 3

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bunker Hills Activities Center, 550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW
Andover, 55304
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Creating and maintaining sustainable gardens can help alleviate the pressure on the Earth's ecosystems by working with nature to provide clean air and water, fertile soils, wildlife habitat, and other essential ecosystem services. 5 Wednesdays, May 17, 24, 31, June 7, & June 21, 2017 from 6-8pm. Landscapes for Life is a 5 part series based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ program (http://www.sustainablesites.org/), the nation’s first rating system for sustainable landscapes. It is offered in Anoka County…

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June 2017

WaterFest 2017 – Lake Phalen

June 3 @ 12:00 am
Lake Phalen, 1600 Phalen Dr
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Save the date! WaterFest 2017 - "Make Waves" Saturday, June 3 Lake Phalen in St. Paul 11 AM - 4 PM WaterFest is a free celebration of our clean lakes and offers outdoor fun and opportunities for hands-on learning about the water quality, wildlife, and special ecological features of our beautiful watershed. Visit www.rwmwd.org for more info!

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Landscape Revival: Native Plant Expo & Market

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Landscape Revival — Native Plant Expo and Market offers gardeners one convenient location to shop for Minnesota native plants from local native growers and learn how to use the plants from conservation organizations. The goal of Landscape Revival is to promote the use of native plants by educating about their benefits for wildlife habitat, pollinators and water quality.

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Landscaping for Clean Water Workshop – Farmington, MN

June 6 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District, 4100 220th Steet West
Farmington, MN 55024
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Attend a FREE Landscaping for Clean Water workshop and learn about how to build and maintain a raingarden in your own yard! Workshops are open to all Dakota County residents and are taught by experts from Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District. When: June 6th Time: 6:15 pm Where: Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District, 4100 220th Street West, Farmington, MN Pre-registration is required. Please register by: Phone: 651.480.7777 Online: www.dakotaswcd.org Email: swcd@co.dakota.mn.us

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