Monday, November 26, 2012
Councilwoman Amy Scoggins previously questioned the need for the stop signs at the top of the hill between Woodbury Drive and Settlers Ridge Parkway.
Do you ever make a complete stop at the top of the hill between Woodbury Drive and Settlers Ridge Parkway? This summer, Councilwoman Amy Scoggins questioned the need for those stop signs, and on Wednesday the Woodbury City Council will discuss its options for traffic control there. Related: Are These Woodbury Stop Signs Really Necessary? Some background from the council workshop agenda item: Cottage Grove Drive was disconnected from Valley Creek Road in 2006, concurrent with the connection of northbound and southbound Settlers Ridge Parkway to Valley Creek Road. At that time, it was decided to maintain the eastbound and westbound stop signs on Valley Creek Road at the old Cottage Grove Drive intersection. This decision was based …
Monday, October 8, 2012
An event is planned at Edgewater Park in Woodbury.
Volunteers will gather Saturday, Oct. 20, at Woodbury’s Edgewater Park to remove buckthorn on the south end of Colby Lake. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 12:30 p.m. “Buckthorn is an invasive species that sprouts leaves early and retains them late into the fall, creating a dense wall of vegetation,” reads a release from the city. “Native plants cannot compete and eventually disappear.” The city partners with Great River Greening and Warner's Outdoor Solutions for the annual Buckthorn Busting event. Related: Woodbury's Buckthorn Busters Those interested in volunteering can register on the Great River Greening website. More information on buckthorn is available on the Department of Natural Resources website. …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The South Washington County School board has decided not to renew the contract of Superintendent Mark Porter.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Volunteers help remove invasive plant from Powers Lake.
Woodbury volunteers came together with Great River Greening on Saturday to remove buckthorn from the land around Powers Lake. The city helped recruit volunteers for the Powers Lake Restoration Event, which was aimed at getting rid of buckthorn, an invasive species of plant that is circling the lake. Buckthorn came up under the DNR question of the week. Q: Buckthorn has become a major problem throughout the state. Can planting native species help suppress the growth of buckthorn, especially after buckthorn is removed from an area? A: Depending on the circumstances, restoring native plant species after buckthorn removal may help suppress the regrowth of buckthorn. Without follow-up control of resprouting plants and seedlings that emerge …