Friends of the Root River will host a program on Citizen Stream Monitoring on Wednesday, July 12 in Preston at the trailhead by the historic grain elevator on the east side of town. We will gather at 6:00 p.m. for a light potluck at the picnic shelter. At 6:30p.m., Laurie Sovell from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Citizen Stream Monitoring Program will demonstrate the simple stream monitoring procedures used by citizens all over the state with your hands-on participation and will answer questions about this program.
Join us at 7PM on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Lanesboro for a talk by Prof. Kamyar Enshayan on how we can protect our waterways by avoiding the use of common lawn weedkillers. Kamyar is the Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Education at the University of Northern Iowa. This is sure to be an informative talk to learn how turf weedkillers are toxic to our children and rivers and what we can do about it.
A potluck supper precedes the talk. Please bring a dish & join us @ 6pm.
This event is sponsored by Lanesboro Landscape Improvers and Friends of the Root River.
6pm - Potluck
7pm - Talk by Prof. Kamyar Enshayan
Lanesboro United Methodist Church
507 Parkway Ave S,
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Call Anna Loney at 507-467-2171
Friends of the Root River and Eagle Bluff are partnering up to sponsor a brush haul and bonfire event to learn about land restoration and take part in a restoration project at Eagle Bluff. Lunch and a bonfire are included. The event takes place on Saturday, April 22nd, 9am to 1pm.
Find more information or sign up at: www.eagle-bluff.org. Click on EVENTS or call Joe at 507-696-7017/ 507-467-2437.
You can download the flyer here.
Fillmore Country and Revolution Plastics are teaming up to provide free recycling for your ag and silage plastic. Previously, farmers and growers could not recycle bale wrap, bunker covers, irrigation tubing, and other plastics used in agriculture. On March 29, 2017 Friends of the Root River will be hosting a short informational session regarding this new program at the MiEnergy Building (formerly Tri-County Electric) in Rushford.
A light lunch will be provided at noon, followed by our two guest speakers. Wayne Gjerde, Coordinator of Recycling Market Development from the MPCA, will provide details and speak about the importance of this new program. Following will be LaVerne Paulson, from the Fillmore County Recycling program, who will explain upcoming changes that will allow county residents to recycle a greater variety of plastics beyond the current #1 and #2.
This session is open to the public, and all are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP by March 27 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (507) 467-2157. If you have any questions you can contact us by using the "Contact" link above or using the email address provided.
Public Ag Plastic Recycling Meeting
Noon - 1:30pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
MiEnergy (formerly Tri-Country Electric) Building
31110 Cooperative Way
RSVP by March 27 by emailing email@example.com or by calling (507) 467-2157.
Friends of the Root River (FORR) will hold its second Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 30th at the Spring Valley Ambulance Station meeting room. Anyone interested in learning more about the non-profit organization is invited to attend. The evening’s program will begin at 7:00 p.m. with light snacks served starting at 6:30 before the program begins. Jeff Green, MNDNR, will speak about springshed mapping in the watershed. Springshed mapping has been an ongoing effort for several decades in the Root River watershed and other parts of southeast Minnesota to better understand the direction and rate of groundwater flow in our karst geology. The program is open and free to the general public. The physical address of the Ambulance Station is 100 Emergency Drive, but this address is not recognized by many GPS devices. The Ambulance Station is located approximately ¼ mile east from the Spring Valley BP station (State Hwy 16/US Hwy 63 intersection) on the north (left) side of Hwy 16 by the county salt shed.
FORR formed as a non-profit organization last year and is committed to the health of the Root River. There will be additional information at the meeting about who we are and how to provide support, what we have done and what we plan to do in the coming year. Anyone interested in supporting the Friends of the Root River can send donations to P.O. Box 97, Preston, MN 55965.