Greening in the News

Seven Mile Creek Watershed farmers share experiments in cover crops

9-18-2018 By Nancy Madsen It goes a bit against the grain for farmers to plant seed in the summer or fall. But for a handful of farmers in the Seven Mile Creek Watershed, planting cover crops in between rows of corn or soybeans is gaining traction. Cover crops, such as rye, turnips and wheat, have …read more →

Seven Mile Creek watershed hosts cover crop discussion

  By Trey Mewes Sep 13, 2018 ST. PETER — It takes a little work to make cover crops work for farmers, but Marty Mogensen believes it’s worth the effort. Mogensen’s family owns and operates a 2,400-acre corn and soybean farm in rural Oshawa Township just north of Seven Mile Creek. They’ve been concerned …read more →

Shoreline restoration project near Elko New Market welcomes volunteers

By MISTY SCHWAB Restoring the shoreline of Doyle-Kennefick, a planned regional park near Elko New Market, is a volunteer opportunity for those who enjoy planting. Great River Greening is looking for around 50 volunteers to help Sept. 15. (Photo courtesy of An volunteer opportunity Saturday near Elko New Market is open to families throughout …read more →

St. Peter Herald Volunteers at Seven Mile Creek preserve banks of creek

By NANCY MADSEN Jun 16, 2018 Houston and Hayley Matanowski waded through knee- to hip-high grasses, identifying, cutting and removing thistles and woody plants. The couple were two of about 40 volunteers who cleaned up the banks of Seven Mile Creek on Saturday morning. They volunteered through the Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership, a …read more →

Star Tribune: Washington County project aims to improve habitats by introducing more pollinators

A focus in Woodbury is a milelong stretch of buried pipeline land along Ojibway Park Road. By Kelly Busche Star Tribune APRIL 28, 2018 link to article The continued shrinking of pollinator-friendly land and resources has prompted several new initiatives in Washington County to combat a loss of habitat for butterflies, bees, beetles and songbirds. This summer, …read more →

Pioneer Press: Thirty years in the making, Fish Creek Trail to open in Maplewood on Thursday

The grand opening of Fish Creek Trail, just over a mile long, will be celebrated June 22, 2017. (Courtesy of City of Maplewood) By S. M. CHAVEY | | Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: June 21, 2017 at 7:53 pm | UPDATED: June 23, 2017 at 10:33 am Link to original article Thirty years ago, Maplewood residents went knocking on the doors of …read more →

STAR TRIBUNE: Pilot Knob in Dakota County is designated historic site

Pilot Knob in Dakota County is designated historic site After a nearly 15-year wait, the once-sacred place has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. By Erin Adler Star Tribune JUNE 9, 2017 — 2:20PM JEFF WHEELER – STAR TRIBUNE FILEThe view from Fort Snelling in Minneapolis in this 2009 photo shows Pilot …read more →