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Vegetation and clean water

Blue-green algae in Minnesota lakes

Find out about Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and what you can do to help prevent them.

The living shore: Best management practices for shoreland vegetation

This video reviews benefits of shoreland vegetation and provides information on re-establishing vegetative strips along shorelines. (16:49)

Preserving wetlands

Amphibians and migratory birds depend on wetland fringes that border lakes and streams for nesting and food. Wetlands also provide flood control. Find out about the value of wetlands and the costs and benefits of preserving them.

Shoreland restoration: A growing solution

Natural shorelines help protect water quality and wildlife habitat and restore natural functions to their shorelines. (15:30)


Watershed Education

What are watersheds and how do they impact water quality?

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