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Lake McCarrons beach closed

The swimming beach at Lake McCarrons County Park in Roseville is closed and unguarded as of June 2, 2021. 

Posted on
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 8:53 a.m.

Clued in: CLUES shares sustainability strategies with community

Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES) is Minnesota’s largest Latinx-led nonprofit organization. Its mission is to ensure the advancement of social and economic equity and wellbeing for the Latinx community in Minnesota. CLUES’ members care about the environment. They lead by example as an organization while educating the community about how to act responsibly towards the environment. Their efforts contribute to the Latinx community’s wellbeing and foster respect among other communities in Ramsey County

Posted on
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 6:00 a.m.

Protect pollinators with bee-friendly insecticides

Pollinators are essential to the health of our plants that provide food and habitat for us and other animals. They move pollen from the male part of the plant to the female part of another plant, allowing these plants to make seeds and reproduce. But pesticides can be fatal to bees and other pollinators.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 6:00 a.m.

Urban garden compost study takes root at Urban Roots

Urban Roots is a non-profit organization in Saint Paul working to cultivate and empower youth through nature, healthy food and community. In Urban Roots' Market Garden Program, interns plant, maintain and harvest small-scale crops in the nonprofit’s urban gardens on the East Side of Saint Paul. Urban Roots grows over 15,000 pounds of produce annually.

Posted on
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 6:00 a.m.

Help stop the spread of invasive species

Ramsey County Parks & Recreation has launched an educational campaign called “Clean In, Clean Out” to help stop the spread of invasive species.

Posted on
Monday, May 31, 2021 - 1:40 p.m.

Help the environment with your summer lawn care

Summer lawn care season is in full swing! Did you know that certain lawn maintenance activities can improve water quality for lakes, rivers and wetlands? 

Posted on
Monday, May 31, 2021 - 1:32 p.m.

Updated stories and datasets added to Open Ramsey County

The free online resource allows residents, businesses and community organizations to read, research, download and analyze county data.

Posted on
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 9:15 a.m.

County beaches open Memorial Day weekend

Plan a trip to the beach! Ramsey County beaches will open May 28 — just in time for Memorial Day weekend. 

Posted on
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 12:33 p.m.

Board proclaims May Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month

The proclamation honors the irreplaceable roles of Asian American and Pacific Islanders through economic, social, civic, cultural and other contributions in Ramsey County. 

Posted on
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 9:22 a.m.

Report shares COVID-19 experiences, needs of cultural and ethnic minority communities

The report draws on input and knowledge shared by community members through a series of 49 conversations held from November 2020 to February 2021.

Posted on
Sunday, May 23, 2021 - 9:51 p.m.

Press conference regarding Nicholas Firkus homicide charges

Ramsey County Attorney John J. Choi held a press conference May 20 to announce charging in the State of Minnesota v. Nicholas Firkus 

 

Posted on
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 11:48 a.m.

2022-23 Budget Community Conversations scheduled for June 3 and 10 via Zoom

Ramsey County is hosting a series of virtual community conversations about its 2022-23 budget to build transparency and awareness and engage community members in the budgeting process.

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Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 10:24 a.m.

Indoor masking requirements remain in place at county facilities

The county board has voted to revise its policy to no longer require face coverings outdoors but continuing face mask requirements of staff and visitors while indoor county facilities. 

Posted on
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 10:42 a.m.

Applications open for summer Junior Assistant Naturalists at Tamarack Nature Center

Junior Assistant Naturalists are volunteer positions that help with summer day camp programs at Tamarack Nature Center.

Posted on
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 9:17 a.m.

Be on the lookout for jumping worms

If you like to garden or fish, be on the lookout for jumping worms. Jumping worms look similar to nightcrawlers and other earthworms except that they wiggle intensely when disturbed and can appear to be jumping. They are also known as “snake worms,” “Alabama jumpers” or “crazy worms”. Jumping worms are invasive and destructive worms that can quickly degrade soils (giving it a texture similar to coffee grounds), kill garden plants and damage lawns.

Posted on
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 3:09 p.m.

New ROADS Promotional Videos are now available

Three new promotional videos are now available to the public explaining program benefits, eligibility and services available, in addition to sharing a few success stories.

Posted on
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 2:26 p.m.

Board proclaims May American Indian Heritage Month

The county recognizes American Indian Month as an important time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories of American Indian people.

Posted on
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 12:19 p.m.

Rush Line BRT Environmental Assessment open for public comment

The formal comment period runs through June 25, 2021. Informational Open Houses will be held on June 2, 3 and 17.

Posted on
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 9:19 a.m.

Timeline to end COVID-19 restrictions announced

Nearly all state COVID-19 restrictions would end by May 28, and the statewide masking requirement would end once 70 percent of Minnesotans age 16 years and older get their vaccine, or by July 1.

Posted on
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 3:56 p.m.

Board proclaims May 2-8 as Correctional Officers and Employees Week

The board of commissioners has proclaimed May 2-8 as Ramsey County Correctional Officers and Employees Week.

Posted on
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 11:52 a.m.

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