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February 2017

Crow Wing County SWCD Tree & Native Plant Sale- Order Deadline

February 28
Northland Arboretum, 14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN
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Pre-Order Forms will be accepted beginning January 1, 2017 through February 28, 2017 OPEN HOUSE: February 3rd - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Order deadline is February 28, 2017. However, We will take orders until all are trees/shrubs/flowers are sold. Limited Quantities; First Come, First Served. To receive the pre-order form by mail or email, call the SWCD at 218-828-6197 or email tasha.lauer@crowwingswcd.org Tree and Plant pick-up will be at the Northland Arboretum in Baxter. North of Hwy 210/Washington St,…

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Rain Gardens 101 – Why Retain the Rain?

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota – Cascade Meadow, 2900 19th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
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Is minimizing pollution of local waterways important to you? Are you looking for a way to draw more birds and butterflies to your yard? Do you want to spend less time mowing your lawn? Join us as Megan Moeller explains how retaining the rain can make all the difference! This class will cover the basics of rain garden functions, the benefits of long rooted and native plants, and the importance of managing stormwater onsite. A photo tour will highlight rain…

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March 2017
$35

Let’s Get Growing! 2017 Expo

March 4 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Rosemount Community Center, 13885 South Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN 55068
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Please join the University of Minnesota Master Gardeners of Dakota County for our 2017 Spring Expo, “Let’s Get Growing!” This event is for gardeners of all skill levels interested in home gardening. A variety of classes are taught by university and college instructors, Master Gardeners, and horticulture professionals. Admission of $35 includes: great classes and hand-outs; morning refreshments; silent auction; lunch; and a chance to win a door prize! Come and enjoy the friendly people, Garden Marketplace and spring-time atmosphere.

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Landscaping for Clean Water Workshop – Lakeville, MN

March 7 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lakeville City Hall, 20195 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
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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: March 7th Time: 6:15 pm Where: Lakeville City Hall, 20195 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, 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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Workshop for Realtors – Stillwater, MN

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stillwater Public Library, 224 3rd St N
Stillwater, MN 55082
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EAST METRO WATER RESOURCE EDUCATION PROGRAM (EMWREP) will be partnering with the St. Croix River Association and the Minnesota DNR for a half-day workshop for realtors on March 9, 2017. The workshop is designed to help realtors understand local and state shoreline rules, as well as to help them answer common questions from home buyers about beaches, docks, shoreline vegetation management, and remodeling. The workshop will be held at the Stillwater Public Library.

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