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 By Chris Gass    Opinion    November 7, 2019 

Don't lead the leaves to water

The leaves have taken a toll with all the wind and rain lately. In turn, the crinkly debris is riddled all over and the decision to collect or ignore is beginning to be internally debated. Whatever...

 By Chris Gass    Opinion    October 10, 2019

Fall cleanup time

The leaves are rapidly changing colors and falling just as fast. With that comes the sign of the season to start fall cleanup, the sometimes behemoth task of raking up piles of leaves, giving the...

 By Chris Gass    Opinion    October 3, 2019

Walk in the woods

Fall is my favorite time of the year, or at least it’s a tie for first alongside Spring. The weather is favorable and the pestering insects are well suppressed thanks to the mild temps. All this...

 By Chris Gass    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Protecting and promoting our pollinators

Just a few weeks ago on a fine July Saturday afternoon, I had the pleasure of taking part in the Oldenburg’s “Bee Friendly Day.” The event, centered around the importance of pollinators in our...

 By Chris Gass    Opinion    July 18, 2019

The benefits of volunteering

The season of giving. When is it? Support likely ranges for a variety of times through the year, but I’d argue that the season never truly ends as giving is a deed that can, and should, be done all...

 By Chris Gass    Opinion    June 27, 2019

Money really does grow on trees

Ever heard the statement “Money doesn’t grow on trees”? I’m sure at some point or another, especially when just a little tike, all of us had someone make the comment to emphasize frugality....

 By Chris Gass    Opinion    June 20, 2019

The beauty of trees

If you’re like me, late spring and early summer are a favorite time of the year. It’s comfortable to be out of the house and opportunities abound during such a mild season. It’s a treat to get...

 By Chris Gass    Opinion    May 30, 2019

Managing stormwater runoff

Earlier this month, I was able to attend the two-day Stormwater Practices Inspections and Maintenance Workshop geared towards teaching the best ways to inspect and maintain stormwater green...

 By Chris Gass    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Watch your waste

I don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but the morning routine outside sure has changed from just a month ago. No more does it seem to be solemn, dark, and still past 6:30 am. Far from it, in...

 By Chris Gass    Opinion    April 25, 2019

With great enjoyment comes great responsibility

It’s official; ice season is out and open waters are coming our way! Any dedicated water enthusiast is ready to pry their way out the door, itching for their chance to enjoy the season. But with...

 By Chris Gass    Opinion    April 11, 2019

Help protect our local water

The season of Spring may well be considered the season of new. As the latest models of products like boats, motorcycles, grills, and summer-time recreation equipment begin hitting store fronts, and...

 By Chris Gass    Opinion    March 28, 2019

The Green Guy

We have now officially entered spring! Shouts of "Hooray!" and sighs of relief can be heard from warm weather fans all through the area (I know most of our office at least is team summer). Whether...


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