Neighborhood Spotlight: Ronna Smitherman

Neighborhood Spotlight: Ronna Smitherman

Posted on January 12, 2018
A look at the gardens and projects that are actively improving stormwater runoff close to home.

New & Enhanced Projects Map

New & Enhanced Projects Map

Posted on December 12, 2017
VLAWMO's projects and lake management information is now displayed on an easy-to-use, comprehensive map.

Whitaker Treatment Wetlands Update

Whitaker Treatment Wetlands Update

Posted on November 28, 2017
Our treatment wetlands project has been a few years in the making. This fall most of the construction was completed, and we'll be ready for action in Spring, 2018!

Sucker Channel Restoration

Sucker Channel Restoration

Posted on November 13, 2017
A look at what's been done so far at Sucker Channel. To be completed Spring, 2018.

Goose Lake Fish Survey Data

Goose Lake Fish Survey Data

Posted on October 30, 2017
Data is in! A summary of the findings from the September, 2017, fish survey at Goose Lake.

Lambert Creek: Past & Present

Lambert Creek: Past & Present

Posted on October 11, 2017
A closer look at the history of this unique water resource, and what VLAWMO's done over the years to improve it.

Charley & Wilkinson Vegetation Studies

Charley & Wilkinson Vegetation Studies

Posted on September 12, 2017
A look at maps and figures from recent vegetation surveys on some of our Northern lakes.

Goose & Wilkinson Fish Surveys

Goose & Wilkinson Fish Surveys

Posted on September 11, 2017
An early look at recent fish surveys in the watershed.

Late Summer Blooms

Late Summer Blooms

Posted on September 7, 2017
A look at what's blooming now in the watershed.

Water Science: Wetland Slime

Water Science: Wetland Slime

Posted on August 1, 2017
Have you ever noticed an orange slime in a wetland or stream? What is it, and why's it there?

VLAWMO Wildlife: Scuds

VLAWMO Wildlife: Scuds

Posted on June 23, 2017
A look at a tiny but important part of our aquatic food chain.

Rainbarrels Herald Spring

Rainbarrels Herald Spring

Posted on May 23, 2017
A convenient, practical, and water-savvy tool for any yard.

Lambert Creek - Kohler Bend Restoration

Lambert Creek - Kohler Bend Restoration

Posted on May 1, 2017
A closer look at one of our Lambert Creek shoreline restorations.

Spring Cleaning with Allina Health Nurses

Spring Cleaning with Allina Health Nurses

Posted on April 20, 2017
A local partnership striving for holistic health.

Water Science: Bathymetry

Water Science: Bathymetry

Posted on April 10, 2017
A look into some recent studies on Charley and Wilkinson Lakes.

VLAWMO Wildlife: Red-winged Black Birds

VLAWMO Wildlife: Red-winged Black Birds

Posted on March 17, 2017
Now arriving for Spring - Here's a closer look at one of the most common birds in VLAWMO wetlands.

VLAWMO Board Member Tours the Mississippi from Above

VLAWMO Board Member Tours the Mississippi from Above

Posted on February 28, 2017
A look into Board member Marty Long's helicopter tour of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers.

Water Science: Salt, Lakes, and Fish

Water Science: Salt, Lakes, and Fish

Posted on February 15, 2017
The latest video from VLAWMO's water monitoring crew - how does road salt impact lakes?

VLAWMO Wildlife: Dobsonflies

VLAWMO Wildlife: Dobsonflies

Posted on December 29, 2016
A closer look at the largest aquatic insect found across the Eastern US - including in our watershed.

Ready for Winter: Free Salt Measuring Cups

Ready for Winter: Free Salt Measuring Cups

Posted on December 7, 2016
Help keep our lakes and wetlands on a "low-salt" diet.

Zebra Mussel Removal

Zebra Mussel Removal

Posted on November 15, 2016
Removing invasive species at the Sucker Lake channel, which feeds into Vadnais Lake

Fall Lawn Care

Fall Lawn Care

Posted on November 9, 2016
Join us in planning for water-friendly lawn care that's easy, helpful, and affordable. Most of all, it works!

Floating Island Wetland Research Study

Floating Island Wetland Research Study

Posted on September 30, 2016
How do floating islands clean stormponds and other small water bodies? Can floating islands be a stormwater tool in VLAWMO for the future? This exciting study in Vadnais Heights will tell us much about this new technology. Stay tuned in 2017 for the research results.

Water Stewardship Pledge

Water Stewardship Pledge

Posted on September 16, 2016
Governor Dayton invites all Minnesotans to take the Water Stewardship Pledge.

White Bear Montessori Partnership

White Bear Montessori Partnership

Posted on September 14, 2016
The project of summer, 2016 - a stormwater retrofit at the White Bear Montessori.

VIDEO: Introduction to Water Flowage in VLAWMO

VIDEO: Introduction to Water Flowage in VLAWMO

Posted on August 19, 2016
An introduction to VLAWMO's watershed infrastructure and the chain of lakes.

Planning for Clean Water

Planning for Clean Water

Posted on July 20, 2016
A rundown of VLAWMO's upcoming water plan.

Birch Lake Shoreline Update

Birch Lake Shoreline Update

Posted on June 22, 2016
Birch Lake has underwent a recent shoreline maintenance as well as a water quality sampling.

Welcoming Nick to VLAWMO

Welcoming Nick to VLAWMO

Posted on June 10, 2016
New staff member Nick Voss is excited to be coordinating Education and Outreach for VLAWMO.

New tools for water monitoring

New tools for water monitoring

Posted on June 1, 2016
VLAWMO's new automated stormwater sampler will help monitor nutrients and sediment coming into VLAWMO's chain of lakes, starting at Lake Wilkinson.

Rice Lake purple loosestrife control

Rice Lake purple loosestrife control

Posted on June 1, 2016
An update on the Rice Lake Purple Loosestrife control

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