For the first time, the city of Forest Lake has a full-time employee to oversee parks, trails and recreation. The City Council on Monday approved the hiring of Nicole Schossow as park and recreation coordinator.
The rise of urban civilization has been tough on many aspects of the environment, including lakes. Humans have knowingly polluted aquatic bodies with discharge from factories and sewer systems. They have formed ditches and developed communities with manicured lawns, in the process sending nutrient-bearing water rushing into lakes rather than filtering through the ground.
The Carnelian-Marine-St. Croix Watershed District, Comfort Lake–Forest Lake Watershed District and Chisago Lakes Improvement District will team up to offer a free workshop for local lake and river users interested in learning more about aquatic invasive species in the area.
Stephen Schmaltz will serve on the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District Board in an unexpired term that will go to Sept. 22, 2014. The Washington County Board of Commissioners made the appointment Aug. 27. Watershed district governance, required by state statute, helps to control or alleviate damage by flood waters; improve stream channels for drainage [...]