Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A new program is being launched in Elk River to train citizens to prune trees in parks and other public spaces. The Citizen Pruner Program is a University of Minnesota pilot program. Four cities in Sherburne County have been selected to participate — Elk River, Big ...Read More
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The Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District has been awarded grants to help protect and restore Minnesota’s streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater. They include: • $150,400 to reduce nitrogen leaching on cropland. • $86,250 for a Briggs Lake Chain restoration partnership. • $60,000 to...Read More
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•When it comes to selecting trees, ‘diversity is your friend’ – click here. by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A survey of trees in Elk River has yielded a few surprises. One is that the most prevalent type of tree in the city is spruce. A second is that there are fewer ash trees th...Read More
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