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A gentleman dropped off a bottle of Roundup at the HHWF on Monday, and mentioned to me that a solution of vinegar, epsom salt, and dish soap worked better for him than the pesticide for treating/killing weeds.
Yesterday, THIS popped up in my Facebook feed... Coincidence?
I'm willing to give it a try!
(FYI - This mixture, like Roundup, is non-selective, meaning it will likely damage any vegetation it comes in contact with.)

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Jess Yund

Please use this instead of Roundup!

Camping season is upon us! Check out these awesome camping hacks courtesy of UpCycle That!!

There are so many awesome ways to upcycle your camping experience. We've compiled a list of our ultimate camping hacks! Why camp when you can glamp?!
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The Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be OPEN on July 3rd during regular collection hours (Noon - 7:00 p.m.). See you then!
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Most of us prefer to eat foods that aren’t loaded with harmful chemicals. But what about the toxins that can end up in our chow during the cooking phase?
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This genius invention sucks trash and pollution out of our oceans

Happy Belated Earth Day!!

Minnesota Scientific & Natural Areas added 7 new photos to the album: Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! What a beautiful day to celebrate the earth! Here are some beautiful pictures that highlight the diversity of Scientific and Natural Areas (SNAs) in Minnesota. Learn more at www.dnr.state.mn.us/snas/what_are.html

Since spring seems to be on its way at last, here are some great reminders to help keep you safe.

https://www.weather.gov/…/Spring_Safety_Presentation_2018.p…

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2018 Spring/Fall Clean-Up Dates:

CITIES:

Center City Area: AAA Recycling is holding a spring clean-up on Saturday, April 21, and a fall clean-up on Saturday, September 8, Chisago Lake Lutheran, 1 Summit Ave., Center City, 8am-2pm.

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North Branch: Saturday, April 28, 9am-noon, City Public Works 39276 Grand Ave., North Branch.

North Branch Area: AAA Recycling is holding a clean-up on Saturday, May 12, 8am-2pm, Trinity Lutheran, 38460 Lincoln Trail, North Branch.

Rush City: Saturday May 19, 8am-10:30am. Public Works Garage at 51569 Forest Blvd, Rush City.

Shafer: Spring clean-up Saturday, May 19, 9am-noon / Fall Clean-up Saturday, October 6, 9am-noon Public Works, 17656 303rd Street, Shafer.

Wyoming Area: AAA Recycling is holding a clean-up on Saturday, April 28, 8am-2pm, Wyoming Elementary, 25701 Forest Blvd. N., Wyoming.

TOWNSHIPS:

Chisago Lake Township: 3rd Saturday of each month, 9am-1pm, Township Hall 12400 316th St., Lindstrom. April 21st, May 19th, June 16th, July 21st, Aug. 18th, Sept. 15th, Oct. 20th, Nov. 17th.

Fish Lake Township: Fall clean-up Saturday, October 13th, 9-noon, Township Hall, 2170 Brunswick Rd., Harris.

Franconia Township: Saturday, June 2nd, 8am-noon, Franconia Township Hall, 25156 St. Croix Tr. No., Shafer.

Lent Township: Wednesday, May 16th, 4-7pm, Lent Township Hall, 33155 Hemingway Ave. Stacy.

Call (651) 213-8920 with any questions.

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Reminder for those of you who've preordered rain barrels and compost bins: Pick up is tomorrow, Saturday, May 12th between 9:00 - 11:00 at the county public works building in Center City (31325 Oasis Ave., Center City, MN 55012). See you then!!

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Chisago Soil & Water Conservation District added 2 new photos.

Chisago SWCD is partnering with Chisago County Environmental Services and Recycling Association of Minnesota to provide Rain Barrels and Compost bins at low cos...ts to residents.

Rain Barrels are $79 and Compost Bins are $59. The products are available for pick-up on Saturday May 12th from 9-11 am at the Chisago County Public Works Building in Center City, MN

To order visit: www.recycleminnesota.org/work/compost-bins-rain-barrels/ and nagivate to Chisago County Public Works.

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Beginning April 22nd through May 5th, bring unwanted car seats to any Target store, and they'll recycle it for you, plus receive a coupon for 20% off a new car set, booster seat, car seat base, travel system, or stroller from their store or Target.com! It's a win-win!
Tag someone who might be interested!

April 17, 2018 Have an old car seat you’re ready to toss? Or maybe your growing kid needs an upgrade to a new size or style of seat? Now’s the perfect time—Target’s making it easy to recycle your old car seats and save big bucks on a new one. In honor of Earth Month, we’re bringing back ou...
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Straight talk about climate change - here are the simple facts...

It's not a myth, hoax, or conspiracy among scientists. As we debate the path to take, let's recall the facts that compell the journey.

Check out this awesome variety of Earth Day happenings this week. Something for everyone!!

Earth Day is next Sunday, April 22nd 🌏🌏 Help celebrate by volunteering or attending an Earth Day event near you! #ScientificSunday

www.familyfuntwincities.com/twin-cities-earth-day-family-e…/

Whether you want to give back or party, we have a sampling of Earth Day family events to get out with your kids and celebrate our environment this month.
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NOTHING to do with Hazardous Waste or Recycling...
But interesting nonetheless!!

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Minnesota State Climatology Office

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/…/jour…/winter_misery_index.html The Winter Misery Index is now up to 111 points. The April 13-16 Blizzard added 24 points to the total.

Check out this link for ways to remove yourself from junk mail lists!
http://www.ecocycle.org/junkmail

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Stop Deforestation

Learn more and find out what you can do to stop this: https://returntonow.net/2018/04/11/trees-junk/