© 2019 by Sustainable Stillwater Minnesota

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NATURAL RESOURCES

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

ADOPT-A-RAINGARDEN

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!

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STREET GUTTER SWEEP-OFF PROGRAM

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.

BROWNS CREEK WATERSHED DISTRICT

We work directly with the BCWD to help monitor the water quality of local stormwater ponds and surrounding habitat concerns and uses.

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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.