Tips for Your Home & Yard

Be Air Aware!

35% of air pollution comes from neighborhood sources including backyard fires. Be air aware - learn how you can reduce air pollution from your home and yard and sign up for air quality notifications.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Bernie the Burn Barrel

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Bernie the Burn Barrel

Wild Parsnip Burns

Wild parsnip is a Minnesota Noxious Weed which can cause serious burns when the sap contacts your skin. This plant must be controlled by law. The Maplewood Nature Center partnered with the Ramsey County Cooperative Weed Management Area and PlayCleanGo to create educational signage for wild parsnip at Applewood Park.

"Give Invasive Species the Brush-Off" Parsnip sign
4 day parsnip burn credit Sam Potter
Wild Parsnip Life Cycle