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Mobilizing Minnesotans to Protect Pollinators

In 2020 many Minnesotans enthusiastically rose to the challenge of protecting pollinators in their yards through Lawns to Legumes, a state Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) program to empower people towards a more sustainable and pollinator-friendly Minnesota. Blue Thumb was selected to help put the program into action. A major goal of  L2L…  Read More

Pelican River Watershed District Grants

Cost Share Program The Pelican River Watershed District is providing cost share financial assistance for low-cost projects to promote efforts that protect and improve water and natural resources. Cost share funds can be used by public or private landowners within the District for implementing projects that assist in one or all of the following: Protect…

Become a Blue Thumb Partner

How Blue Thumb Partnership Works Blue Thumb is a resource hub for creating resilient landscapes. Our network — Blue Thumb Partners — connects those who work in this field with each other and with customers who want to make positive change in their yard. Property owners come to us for expertise. On our website you’ll…

Environmental Justice Hub

The Environmental Justice Hub (EJ Hub) is intended to be a co-created space to advance both personal and professional knowledge, understanding, language, and applications of equitable practices. This network of environmental professionals and community members aims to create a multi-level framework of our leadership, our partners, and our broader community that centers understanding and accountability…

Lawns to Legumes

Lawns to Legumes, a Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) program, provides individual cost-share grant funding and other resources to help Minnesota residents establish pollinator habitat in their yards. Blue Thumb coordinates the individual cost-share part of the program, supporting grant recipients to put in pocket plantings, trees and shrubs, and pollinator lawns…

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2022 Landscape Revival Native Plant Expo Market Buy your native plants! This popular event will host several growers selling plants grown with no systemic insecticides. Conservation and environmental organizations will be on hand to answer your questions. Landscape Revival will be held on Saturday June 4 in Oakdale and Saturday June 11 in Shoreview.  Click…