Lawns to Legumes Grant Program

Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District has grant money available to homeowners on Kroon and Chisago Lake who want to participate in the Lawns to Legumes Program. The Lawns to Legumes program offers a combination of workshops, coaching, planting guides and cost-share funding for installing pollinator-friendly native plantings in residential lawns.

If you are interested in this program please contact:

Jacquelynn Kelzenberg
Chisago SWCD Conservation Technician
651-674-2333
jacquelynn.kelzenberg@mn.nacdnet.net

Additional information on the Lawns to Legumes Program can be found at  https://bwsr.state.mn.us/l2l

Water Action Day 2019

Representatives from Chisago-Lindstrom Lakes Association and Green Lake Association met with  Representative Ann Neu and Senator Mark Koran at Water Action Day at the State Capitol today. Both our legislators were receptive to our concerns regarding Aquatic Invasive Species treatment funding and the economic impact of water quality on our local economy.

 

Our Backyard … our habitat

Note this article first ran in the Chisago County Press on Thursday, January 11th and is being reprinted here to bring attention to the problem …

To the editor: Keep this title in mind as you read this because I really don’t mean to beat a dead horse, referring to the yearly complaints of garbage on our area lakes.

A month ago, on early three inch walkable ice, I personally picked up two grocery style plastic bags of litter, and at the end of the day, without anymore bags available to me, my sled become my garbage container.

Come on people! Can you imagine what the bottom of our lakes look like? And for you who don’t care; Would you allow this in your backyard? Can you or your children breathe inside a plastic bag? Your negligence is destroying the natural habitat and your recreation.

Chisago area lakes are the most popular lakes for all. People come to these waters from miles around. So, I don’t mean to address this article to local residents. I hope we can educate, somehow, whoever this applies to.

Again, I can’t imagine what the bottoms of all these lakes look like. It’s too sad to think about, so I just keep picking up! I hope you do, also.

Let this be a great 2018 and the bottom line should be taking care of our habitat.

Submitted by, Mary Beaudette (Lindstrom)

MN Water Action Day

A contingent  from Chisago-Lindstrom Lakes Association, Green Lake Association and the National Audubon Society meet with our local Minnesota Senator, Mark Koran and House Representative, Anne Neu  to discuss problems with the Minnesota Environmental Omnibus Bill currently being debated and to advocate for water quality issues. The group also participated in the MN Water Action Day Rally held in the Capitol Rotunda.DSC01238