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Husky Listening Session – Full Report (Release 1)

UW-Extension Douglas County and The Reserve (National Estuarine Research Reserve) would like to thank everyone who participated in the May 14 community listening session. We have done our best to capture citizen comments, concerns, and outstanding questions as presented. We have then sorted, and in some cases re-classified (from one question to another) or duplicated some […]

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Husky Fire – Listening Session, Draft Report

The first part of the draft report of citizen comments and questions collected at the May 14 community listening session is now posted. The second half of the report with themed and grouped comments will follow, following an internal review and editing. Download the draft report in PDF format by clicking the link below. Husky […]

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Soil and Gardening Health Information

Do you have questions about any potential contamination to soils following the Husky Superior Refinery fire?  Douglas County Public Health released this fact sheet (download here) on May 3, 2018. In addition, the UW-Extension publication: Soil Contaminants in Community Gardens (UWEX Learning Store, scroll down and click PDF for free download), might of useful.

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Inventgenuity Camp June 8-22, 2018

Inventgenuity Camp June 18-22,2018  Deadline June 4, 2018 4-H Youth Building at Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds          9:00-12:00 for 9-11 year olds          $15 for 4-H members, $25 for non-members          Space is limited. First come, first served. Non-refundable To register: https://douglas.uwex.edu/4h/special-events-and-camp-registration-and-info/ 2018 Inventgenuity Camp Registration flyer  

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Training Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

In April, I had the privilege to be invited to return to Bangladesh to continue work I started in the spring of 2017. In May 2017, I visited Bangladesh on an USAID Farmer-to-Farmer trip to consult with the Department of Youth Development on an entrepreneurship curriculum. This year, I returned to help them implement this […]

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Pink Eye of Potato

pink eye potato disease photo is pink eye? Pink eye is a disorder of potato tubers that can cause costly storage losses for potato growers and can reduce tuber quality to the point where tubers will be rejected by potato processors. Pink eye not only directly affects tubers, but also makes tubers more susceptible to […]

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Exciting Opportunities for High School Students!

Become a Youth Representative and have a voice! DO YOU Need a résumé builder? Like sharing your opinions and thoughts? Need volunteer experience to graduate? Want to sharpen your leadership abilities? Need a great experience for college or job applications? Want to make a difference in Superior / Douglas County? Apply today to be a […]

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Master Gardening Training Level 1 (beginner) September 17, 2018

Douglas County Master Gardening Training Level I: (Beginner) Program Start Date: Mondays starting 9/17/2018 End Date: 12/10/2018 Cost is $75 covers all resource material and costs associated with the program. Maximum # of participants: 12 To register click below for forms and information Master Gardener Information Forms for getting started prior to 2018 training sessions: Please […]

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