CAPITOL CHATTER Department says program saves money, cuts emissions
Energy conservation programs work, the Minnesota Commerce Department reports.
The department says state-mandated conservation resulted in gas and electric utilities implementing measures that will sa... Posted on 6/30/12 at 8:21 AM
As part of President Obama’s $475 million pledge to clean up the great lakes through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GRLI), the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has been awarded GRLI funds for conservation projects in the Midway watershed in Carlton and South St. Louis counties and portions of the Nemadji watershed in Carlton County.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is setting nearly 17,000 gypsy moth traps across the state this month as part of its annual program to monitor Minnesota’s forests and urban areas for new infestations by the destructive tree pest.
Conservation Officer (CO) Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) came across a snowmobiler who was doing some “testing” after installing new parts on his motor. When stopped for excessive speed, the snowmobiler was asked, “How fast do you think you were going?” He replied, “All of 90 at least.”
To help commemorate National Arbor Day, everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation during the month of April will receive 10 free shade trees.
National Arbor Day and Minnesota’s Arbor Day is the last Friday in April, which is April 25 this year.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Onanegozie RC&D and the East Central Landscape Committee, invites landowners to attend “Wildlife Habitat Workshop for Landowners” to learn how to create and improve habitat for a wide variety of species.
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