From Shore to Shore Newsletter
Greetings Shoreland and Water Quality Steward!
The Summer issue of the "From Shore to Shore" newsletter is now posted on the website for you to view and/or download. To access it, please go to: http://shorelandmanagement.org/shore_shore/
This issue includes the following articles:
Minimal Impact Design Standards (MIDS) and Low Impact Development (LID)
Why Does a Lake Become Green and Stinky?
What's It? Slimy Blob!
Snapshots: Water Resources Team Programming & Research - Recent Past & Upcoming Opportunities
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Karen Terry, Extension Educator-Water Resource Team
University of Minnesota Extension
Regional Office, Morris
WC Research/Outreach Ctr.
46352 State Highway 329
Morris, MN 56267
How's the Water?
Minnesota's water has come a long way from the days when raw sewage flowed untreated into rivers as a matter of course. However, there is still a lot of work to be done if we are going to restore the impaired lakes, rivers, and streams in the state.
Read more at: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/water/hows-the-water/hows-the-water.html
Should Minnesotans Water Their Yards Less?
Residential water use varies widely in the Twin Cities. Andover, an Anoka County suburb of 30,000, is the biggest per capita user, according to an MPR News analysis of data the DNR collects from cities.
Read more at: http://blogs.mprnews.org/todays-question/2014/07/should-minnesotans-water-their-yards-less/
Beneath The Surface - Minnesota's Pending Groundwater Challenge
Even in the land of 10,000 lakes, water is no longer unlimited. Lakes shrink, groundwater drops, wells go dry or get contaminated. Some cities have to look harder for good municipal water or pay more to treat it.
Learn more at: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/projects/2014/01/ground-level-beneath-the-surface/
USDA Giving Up To $50M for Red River Conservation
The federal Agriculture Department is providing up to $50 million over the next five years for conservation funding in the Red River Basin in the Upper Midwest.
Learn more at: http://kstp.com/article/stories/S3493131.shtml?cat=12196
Stepping into the Future: Technology Makes a Differenc for the Faribault SWCD
Inspecting drainage systems? There's an app for that.
Read more at: http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/news/webnews/july2014/3.pdf
Homes, Mills Feel Rising Waters in Northern Minnesota
Torrential weekend rains over the Rainy River basin are causing record setting floods along Minnesota's border with Canada.
Read more at: http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/16/flooding-northwest-minnesota
Roadsides for Wildlife
Although these ribbons of green make up only a small fraction of our land area, researchers have found them to be highly productive nesting sites.
Read more at: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/roadsidesforwildlife/index.html
Midwest Rural Migration Network & Resources
Notes and proceedings from the 2014 Symposium on Small Towns.
Read more at: https://sites.google.com/a/morris.umn.edu/midwest-rural-migration/symposium-proceedings
11 Ways to Use Less Water on Your Lawn
Many Twin Cities homeowners see their water bills spike each summer as they start watering their lawns. Here are some tips - from modest changes to the extreme - that could help you use less water this summer.
Read more at: http://blogs.mprnews.org/ground-level/2014/07/11-ways-to-use-less-water-on-your-lawn/
Draft/public noticed TMDLs
Draft TMDLs go through an extensive technical review and public notice process before the MPCA submits them to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for final approval. Public comments on draft TMDL reports are typically accepted for 30 days (see schedules for specific reports below). If there are substantial changes made to the draft as a result of public comment, it will be re-public noticed. Otherwise, the TMDL is submitted to EPA for final approval a minimum of 30 days following the conclusion of the public notice period. Some TMDLs receive significant public comments which may require several weeks for response preparation. In addition, the EPA typically completes its review of the final draft within 30-days of receiving it from the MPCA, but some studies may require additional time.
Crow Wing Watershed TMDLs: Multiple Impairments (Metro)
Public Notice open for comment July 14, 2014 - August 12, 2014
NEMO St. Croix Workshop-on-the-Water Program
Date: July 29
Location: Hudson, WI
Contact: John Bilotta, email@example.com
Stormwater U: Stormwater Practices Maintenance & Certification
Date: July 30-31
Location: Blaine, MN
Contact: Shane Missaghi, firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-480-7759
2014 Clean Water Summit - Green
Infrastructure for Clean Water: Costs &
Benefits to Our Communities
Date: September 11
Location: Chaska, MN
NEMO West Metro - Lessons Across the
Date: September 25
Contact: John Bilotta, 651-480-7708,
Water Resources Conference
Date: October 14-15
Location: St. Paul, MN
Contact: U of MN Water Resources
Center, 612-624-9282, email@example.com
For the most current calendar items and more details, visit http://www1.extension.umn.edu/environment/water/