Group Leader: Louise Watson
The natural resources workgroup focuses on improving land, air, and water quality by promoting the adoption of rain gardens, pollinator-friendly practices, and climate change impacts on our natural world.
OUR CURRENT PROJECTS
SEASONAL WAYS YOU CAN HELP
There are several things you can do to help the City protect the environment.
Please follow the winter parking regulations.
Please don’t shovel or blow snow into the streets.
Please don’t sweep or rake leaves, sand, excess fertilizer and lawn chemicals or grass clippings into the streets.
Please keep yard waste out of the buffer zones of ravines, wetlands and lakes. Check out the "Adopt-A-Drain" Program!
All seasons: Please pick up after your dog
DOWNTOWN CIGARETTE DISPOSAL
A Make America Beautiful grant was procured in 2019 to install cigarette disposal canisters around downtown Stillwater. The Natural Resources Work Group manages that project. SSMN, the local business owners, and downtown visitors are all grateful for this project.
We want to protect the health of our water and our river. Join-us in sweeping-up, raking-up, and picking-up items out of our street gutters and drains. We have MANY Un-Adopted Drains in Stillwater.
Raingardens catch runoff from a rooftop, driveway or street and soak it into the ground before it can reach a storm sewer or nearby waterway. Raingardens also beautify our local communities and provide habitat for pollinators. Adopting a raingarden is a great way to build community, keep your neighborhood looking spiffy, protect your local lakes and rivers, and get fresh air and exercise!
ASSIST POLLINATOR FRIENDLY ALLIANCE
We assist the Pollinator Friendly Alliance with Stillwater Area effort. We need volunteers to help assess the neighborhood's natural resources and backyard gardening efforts.
OPEN SPACE PARKS AND TRAILS DAYS
The first of the month is Open Space Parks and Trails Day. The idea is to get fresh air and exercise while exploring nature by hiking, biking, playing, etc. on parks and trails that you haven't been to yet. Give yourself leisure time to explore somewhere new in your community/area.