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Changing Shoreline Norms

On a summer day at Lake Minnewashta, Conservation Corps of Minnesota & Iowa and Metro Blooms Design+Build crew members gathered in a resident’s yard to remove a large patch of…  Read More

City of Shoreview

Shoreview has built a national reputation as a thriving community offering a high quality of life, neighborly values, active and caring citizenry, civic stewardship, excellent municipal services, top-ranked schools and…  Read More

Shoreline Stabilization

Shoreline Stabilization Is your lakeshore eroding, unsightly or attracting too many geese? Does your lake water turn green each summer? Restoring your shoreline with native plants protects your shore and promotes clean water in our lakes. The roots of native plants filter and absorb polluted runoff and excess nutrients before they enter the water. What’s…

Protecting Lakes with Native Plants

Kat Dickerson is like any other Minnesotan—she loves jumping headfirst into a lake. But during her old job as a water quality monitor, there were some lakes she refused to…  Read More

Minnesota Native Plant Nurseries and Retailers

Minnesota has many native plant nurseries and retailers. We recommend sourcing your native plants and seeds from within 175 miles of your project location to the extent possible. If you don’t have a native plant retailer near you, there are some great nurseries in the state that offer shipping on online orders. Browse the list…

Spring Native Plant Sales in Minnesota

It’s a new growing season! We’ve put together a list of upcoming native plant sales in the Twin Cities Metro and throughout Minnesota. Sales will be continually added as announced.…  Read More

Identifying Native Plants

Minnesota native plants play foundational roles in our local ecosystems. They strengthen soil, improve water quality, and support pollinators and other native wildlife. Perhaps you’ve added some native plants to…  Read More

Celebrating Lawns to Legumes

Lawns to Legumes projects have kickstarted countless neighborhood conversations around planting for pollinators.  “We had so many people pass by while we were working,” one participant shared. “I am inviting…  Read More