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3,600 Lakes Impaired in Minnesota With 500 More Joining the List

According to the MPR website

“Minnesota is adding another 500 lakes and stretches of river to its list of impaired waters.

“This new list brings the total number of impaired rivers and lakes to more than 3,600. Impaired means the waters have excess nitrogen, phosphorus, mercury, bacteria or other pollutant to support activities like swimming or fishing, or even to provide healthy habitats for fish and wildlife.”

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Protecting Our Waterways Starts at Home, Rice Creek Water Shed

The Rice Creek Watershed writes “At this time of year, even the avid skiers and snowshoers are starting to dream of spring.  We are ready to enjoy longer (and warmer days), more sunshine, and all of the wonderful smells and colors that accompany this often elusive season.  Soon Minnesotans will come out of hibernation and begin tending their yards and gardens.  And before you know it, many of us will be on the water boating, fishing, water skiing and enjoying the resource that we are most well-known for across the nation – our lakes!

Caring for Minnesota’s lakes and streams starts at home with you and your family.  We at the Rice Creek Watershed District would like to share the following tips for maintaining your yard and gardens while protecting our waterways:”

Credit for  Story to RCWS Full Story at RCWS

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