Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Minnesota Waters Merges with Conservation Minnesota

The Minnesota Waters' newsletter is now available and is accessible on their website.
Minnesota Waters Newsletter, Summer 2012, Vol. 7, No. 23

The newsletter is in a pdf format, and will require the Adobe Reader program. This is a free program to download and install on any computer.

This and more are available on their web site:  Minnesota Waters Website

Check it Out:  There are three links to very well done videos about keeping our lakes free of invasive species on the "Protect Our Lake" page.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

Many activities are planned for today to honor our veterans and their families.  We remember both the ones who gave the "last full measure" and the ones who are now home but will always live with the "war" memories.   Please stop during this busy day to remember its purpose and thank them. 

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Adopt-A-Highway this Saturday

On Saturday, May 19th, at 2PM all Long Lake area residents are invited to participate in our spring roadside cleanup along County 20 between the two Long Lake Area Association "Adopt-A-Highway" signs.  Gather at the intersection of Hwy. 87 and County 20 on the short dirt road for assignments and supplies.  We can make a difference by keeping trash from entering the lake and surrounding fields.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Tri-Watershed Expo: A Learning Opportunity

Tri-Watershed Expo

Hubbard County is unique in that it crosses three watershed districts.  They are the Mississippi Headwaters watershed to the north; the Leach Lake watershed covering the eastern portion and the Crow Wing watershed which includes the city of Park Rapids and southeastern part of Hubbard County. The bounded hydrologic system is where all living things are inextricably linked through common water communities and where we must become part of that community.

To enhance your knowledge of the impacts of land-use on water and natural resources the Hubbard County University of Minnesota Extension is presenting a Tri-Watershed Expo on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 8:00am to 12:30pm at the Park Rapids High School.

Tailored to the issues and resources in our area, individual educational sessions will provide a variety of tools including plans, practices, and policies to protect and improve clean water resources.

Topics will include: Watershed Assessment; Shoreline Restoration; Rain Gardens; Natural Shoreline Habitat; Aquatic Invasive Plant Identification; Aquatic Invasive Species; Septic Systems & the Watershed Game. Classes will be taught by University of Minnesota Extension Educators, Department of Natural Resource Educators, University of Minnesota Master Gardeners, and local experts.

This Expo is FREE and open to the public.  No registration is necessary.  Save the date!

Click here for more information from Park Rapids Community Ed.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Spring 2012 Newsletter

The Long Lake Area Association's 2012 Spring Newsletter has been posted on the "Board Communications" page.  As always there is a wide variety of information that will interest you.

Spring 2012 Newsletter