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Stewardship in Action

20 years and 400 inspiring volunteers – MPCA Program Grows

In 1998, 17 volunteers began monitoring the health of 22 streams sites in southeast Minnesota. Today, more than 400 volunteers monitor 500 stream sites across the state as part of the Citizen Stream Monitoring program. The data is indispensable to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).┬áVolunteers adopt a stream site, use a simple tool called…

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Stewardship Youth Rangers: Reflecting on the Summer of 2017

Since 2013, The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong and the United Native Friendship Center have partnered to form the Stewardship Youth Ranger-Ogimaa Binesiiyog Shared Youth Program. The Youth Rangers finished another successful year in the Rainy River District; the 2017 season allowed youth aged 16-18 to participate in exciting work…

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Like Frogs?

Saturday, June 24, 2017 was wet and rainy but 32 people from Cook County ventured out to learn about frogs. An amphibian expert taught the group about frog calls, frog identification, learning why frogs are declining in numbers and learning how frogs can be indicators of water quality. Following inside activities, the group ventured outside…

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