Road (salt) warriors at work

2016-12-15T14:06:00-05:00December 15th, 2016|News, Resources, Uncategorized|

They brave the elements under the worst weather conditions. They arrive early, stay late, pull double shifts, and know how to dress for the polar vortex. If you haven't slipped on an icy sidewalk this winter, stand up and thank the below-zero heroes who shovel [...]

Restoration success webinar

2016-06-15T09:30:29-05:00June 14th, 2016|Education, News, Resources|

The University of Minnesota Restoring Minnesota Cooperative created a restoration success webinar about how to design a thorough environmental restoration plan, including implementation, photo-monitoring, maintenance scheduling, and landowner commitments. The webinar features Wiley Buck, restoration ecologist for Great River Greening, and Dan Shaw, senior ecologist/vegetation [...]

The Raingarden in a Box

2016-05-18T12:24:24-05:00April 15th, 2016|Resources|

Scott Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) found a strategy that helped homeowners install their own raingardens. The “Raingarden in a Box” allows homeowners who have designed raingardens in a Blue Thumb workshop to order a selection of plants based on the site’s size and [...]

i-Tree 5.0

2016-05-18T12:24:25-05:00April 15th, 2016|Resources|

i-Tree 5.0 is available for download from the Urban Natural Resources Institute (UNRI). i-Tree is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefit assessment tools. The i-Tree Tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their [...]