You Have Hit the Newsletter Goldmine We have a combined 80 years of ecological restoration experience throughout Natural Shore. Our environmental newsletter reflects this knowledge and experience in every issue we publish. We tap our staff to share their experiences and points of views to give you a broad look at ecological restoration in Minnesota. Please click on an environmental newsletter below and enjoy. March 2023- How We Can Protect the Minnesota Waters We Love February 2023-Check out one of our projects! January 2023- Have you looked into Cost-Shares? December 2022-What did we see in 2022? July 2022-Project Highlight- Pioneer Creek Park June 2022- Need a change of scenery? May 2022- Ecological Restoration Step-by-Step April 2022- Transforming your Invasive Cattail March 2022- Marsh Madness 2022! February 2022- Feeling the Love for Monarchs?! January 2022- Happy New Year! November 2021- Site Prep Tips and Tricks September 2021-2021 Maintenance Field Notes October 2021- Out with the blowers and rakes! August 2021-Getting Closer to Your Restoration July 2021-An Inspiring Installation June 2021-How Native Plants Handle Hot Weather May 2021- Critical Habitat for Songbirds April 2021-April Showers Bring May Flowers! March 2021-It’s Marsh Madness! The Linneaus Legacy January 2021- Collect, Clean, and Stratify your own seed! November 2020-The Secret’s in the Soil! The Indisputable Importance of Insects August 2020-How to Start Your Own Native Planting How Remnant Native Landscapes Inspire Us May 2020-Plant for the Bees! April 2020-Your Maintenance Calendar! March 2020- You Can Be a Naturalist! February 2020- What’s with all this buzz about EAB? January 2020-Looking Back at 2019 and Forward to 2020 December 2019- Learn about an Endangered Pollinator! November 2019-Buckthorn Bustin’ October 2019- Who’s Using My Restoration? September 2019-The Ecological Benefits of Native Trees and Shrubs August 2019-Magical Monarchs in Minnesota July 2019-Making the Switch to Aid Ecological Restoration June 2019-A Letter from our Greenhouse Manager Jill May 2019-Ecological Restoration Step-by-Step! April 2019-Minimizing Herbicide Use March 2019-Learn about our Germination Greenhouse! February 2019-Are Muskrats Friends or Foes? January 2019- Our 2019 New Year Resolutions! November 2018- A Year of a Backyard Prairie! September 2018- Natural Shore’s 2018 Field Observations! August 2018- Those Pesky Japanese Beetles! July 2018- Awesome Arrowhead! June 2018- Helping Hummingbirds May 2018- What’s Happening Under Your Native Plants? April 2018- Vote for Pollinators! March 2018- Greening up at the Greenhouse! February 2018- A Super Time for Minnesota! January 2018- Our Winter Observations! December 2017- Winter Plant Identification Guide November 2017- Being Grateful in the Land of 10,000 Lakes October 2017- Fall Maintenance Guide! August 2017- What are Nativars? July 2017- Why is My Pond Green? June 2017- What will that Caterpillar Turn Into? May 2017- Our Water Birds Return! April 2017- Using Herbicides to Battle Alien Invaders March 2017- Early Detection Weeds in Minnesota February 2017- It’s For the Birds! January 2017- Can Native Plants Help Ice Ridges? December 2016- Happy Holidays from Natural Shore! November 2016- ‘Tis the Season for Habitat Havens! October 2016- Invasive Shrubs and Their Native Alternatives! September 2016- Our Late Bloomers; Asters are Worth the Wait! August 2016- Big Storms, High Water, and Resilient Native Plants! July 2016- July Maintenance Memo! June 2016- Minnesota’s Dragonflies! May 2016- Using Native Plants and Natural Areas to Combat Mosquitoes April 2016- Spring Maintenance Tips for your Restoration! March 2016- 5 Common Types of Minnesota Bees February 2016- 10 Edible Weeds to Forage from your Restoration January 2016- Minnesota Winters- Hell or Heaven Sent? December 2015- Gift Ideas to Improve your Restoration November 2015- Native restorations; to cut or not to cut? October 2015- Creepy Crawly Creatures September 2015- Beautiful Prairie Grasses are Gaining Respect August 2015- Life in our Greenhouse! July 2015- Do We Need to Conserve Water in the Land of 10,000 Lakes? June 2015- Five Fun Ways to Help Our Pollinators! May 2015- Beneficial Native Trees and Shrubs for your Restoration! April 2015- Springtime Increases the Risk of Shoreline Erosion March 2015- Storm Water, Rain Gardens, and Native Plants! February 2015- How Plant Diversity Helps Your Ecosystem January 2015- Winter Wonders in Your Restoration December 2014- What the Heck are C3 and C4 Plants? November 2014- Cold Winters? A Native Seed’s Dream! October 2014- Fall Maintenance Ideas for your Restoration! September 2014- The Benefits of Natural Shores around Neighborhood Ponds July 2014- Effects of Flooding on Shoreline Restorations June 2014- Maintenance Memo May 2014- Our Retail Nursery April 2014- Bee Friendly Spring Clean-ups March 2014- Using Caution When Buying Plants at Garden Stores February 2014- Cost Share Money for Restoration January 2014- Highlighting Raingarden Maintenance December 2013- Winter Wildlife Habitat! November 2013- Climate Change! What does it mean for Minnesota? October 2013- Common Garden Pests: What is it and how do I get rid of it? September 2013- Noxious Weeds: When a weed goes from obnoxious to noxious! August 2013- Why is My Restoration Changing? The Movement of Plants in a Restoration July 2013- Picking the Right Native Plants for your Restoration! June 2013- Attract Wildlife to Your Restoration with Natives! May 2013-What Natives are Blooming this Spring?