Metropolitan Council

National award for water conservation collaboration

For the past several years, we have partnered with the Metropolitan Council on the Twin Cities Lawn Irrigation Efficiency Study. Recently, the Metropolitan Council earned a national award for water conservation collaborations from the U.S.

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 14:35


Shane Evans featured in Metropolitan Council video

Shane Evans, Lawn Water Conservation Educator, was recently featured in Turfgrass Suggestions for the Twin Cities, a video by the The Metropolitan Council. Watch to learn how to enjoy greener grass with less water!

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 12:45


Save the Date: 2021 UMN Turfgrass Field Days

By Maggie Reiter

Save the date for our late summer/fall field days! Registration now OPEN. Events will be designed for a target audience, about 2-3 hours long, and more casual than in the past.

Turfgrass Field Day: Golf

In collaboration with Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Association

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 16:26


UMN Turfgrass Team at Badger Park grand opening in Shorewood!

Person in front of display speaking to others in a park

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 6-8pm, the city of Shorewood will have

Mon, 06/14/2021 - 17:34


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 4/26/21

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. Extension Educator Maggie Reiter wrote an article in Yard and Garden News and Lawn Water Conservation Educator Shane Evans presented a webinar!

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 09:24


Video: Springtime Lawn Care: Waking Up Your Lawn

This video is a recording of a webinar we conducted on April 15, 2021 as part of the Twin Cities Lawn Irrigation Efficiency Study funded by the Metropolitan Council and the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. Lawn Water Conservation Educator Shane Evans presented on topics that included:

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 13:40


Water in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

By Shane Evans

Mon, 02/01/2021 - 08:58


Video: Winterizing Your Lawn

This video is a recording of a webinar we conducted on September 29, 2020 as part of the Twin Cities Lawn Irrigation Efficiency Study funded by the Metropolitan Council and the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. We also have a PDF of PowerPoint slides from the presentation.

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 14:07


Next week - final webinar in our Watering Wisdom series!

lawn with frost

Please join the Metropolitan Council and the University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science group for Part 5 of our webinar series on Watering Wisdom: Growing a Healthy Lawn with Less Water. The topic of this installment is "Winterizing Your Lawn" by Ryan Schwab.

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 08:51


Video: Lawn Care Best Management Practices

This video is a recording of a webinar we conducted on September 8, 2020 as part of the Twin Cities Lawn Irrigation Efficiency Study funded by the Metropolitan Council and the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. We also have a PDF of PowerPoint slides from the presentation.

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 15:16