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Sep 21

Nerves On Edge? Get Some Natural Medicine

Posted to Naturally Speaking with Steve Lekwa by Erica Place

Our normally blue sky has looked gray and the sun made red for days by a high layer of smoke from the most extensive wildfires the west has ever recorded. Multiple tropical depressions are stacked across the Atlantic all the way to Africa, and each might become a tropical storm or a hurricane that could reach our shores. I can hear chain saws every day that are still cleaning up from last month’s derecho. A year’s-long drought that has plagued the far west finally reached a finger as far east as Iowa. The wonderful several inches of rain we received earlier in September didn’t bring it to an end. The ground was so thirsty that there was almost no runoff.  Area streams remain very low. The pandemic still affects all of us whether we’ve been sickened by it or not. Our lives continue to be tripped up and confused by things that are simply beyond our control, but Old Mother Nature is marching on as if this year were no different than any other.

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Jul 23

Fishery Renovation Update

Posted to The Greenprint by Erica Place

The DNR will treat Hickory Grove Lake on August 4th (pending workable weather conditions) with rotenone, a botanical pesticide, to eliminate the remaining fish population.

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