See the stories behind our watershed improvement projects.
Green Family: Multi-basin raingarden with sump pump basement connection. July, 2019
Ronna Smitherman: Large sun-exposed raingarden paired with a native planting. February, 2018
Beth Fruehling: Small raingarden with dry creek redirecting stormwater runoff away from home. May, 2018
Glander Family: Small front yard raingarden taking rooftop runoff. April, 2018
Marlette Family: Medium sized raingarden custom designed around home foundation. Rainbarrel connections and wet basement solutions. September, 2020
Kate Winsor: Shaded woodland planting with native plants and groundcovers. June, 2018
Conrad and Stacey: Multi-phase shoreline restoration including native plantings and alternative turf. June, 2020
White Bear Montessori: Vegetated play area, field prairie, and large raingardens (3) featuring trees, shrubs, and flowering plants. September, 2018
Sharon and Peter: Small and medium raingardens, alternative turf yard, backyard prairie. August, 2019
Schmidt Family: Small raingarden basins linked together, large front yard native planting, backyard native planting. September, 2019
Shapland Family: Pop-up raingarden, dry creek, native ground cover, native shade planting. July, 2019 - September, 2020
Bev Hall: Shared multi-property raingarden, pollinator garden, and an additional small raingarden featuring a sump pump connection. September, 2020
Connie Winterhalter: Adopt-a-Drain for Wood Lake/Oak Knoll Pond. September, 2018
Bob Winkler: Winter strategies for salt-free maintenance, adopt-a-drain for Goose Lake. September, 2020
Get to know our watershed and the importance of wetlands with this series on wetland plants and animals.
Coverage on watershed issues and projects.