How about a Raingarden?

Raingardens are growing in popularity as an attractive, low-maintenance landscape alternative that helps protect and restore water quality. They are designed and planted to capture rain water so it can penetrate into the soil. This reduces the stormwater runoff that takes pollutants from the air, yards and streets and carries them into lakes, rivers and wetlands.

Metro Blooms is hosting a Raingarden workshop in Waconia on April 7th. The cost is $10.

I went to this last summer in Chaska and it was quite enjoyable. These guys “wrote the book” on raingardens and do a great job with their workshops.

The River is Up but the Logs are Down

February 24, 2011
Carver Log Jam November 2010
November, 2010

The Duck has taken a big chunk out of the log jam as compared to a picture from November. Most of the debris has been broken up and left under the bridge to flow down once the ice melts. There is still quite a bit of brush along the bank of the dyke that could be removed. Additionally, the river has risen noticeably since observed on Saturday.

River level at Jordan

In the event of a flood, the city and fire department are asking people to sign up to volunteer. Carver Current has previously reported on the log jam situation.

Carver Flood Volunteer Sign Up

As the Carver Fire Department prepares for the 2011 Flood Season, we have created the form below for anyone interested in volunteering for sand bagging and/or Levee watch. This form is just for information gathering in the event we will need help. We will send out notification of available shift dates and times should it become necessary.

Click here to sign-up and let us know you are available to help.

Thanks for your help!

Greg Osterdyk
City of Carver

Murder on the Minnesota – Carver, Minnesota

Mark Olson with the Chaska Herald and with the help of the Carver County Historical Society and John von Walter has published Murder on the Minnesota: The deathly tale of Rosa Mixa and Andrew Tapper.

On June 3, 1901 in Carver, Minnesota, Andrew Tapper, 34, stabbed his coworker Rosa Mixa, 18, to death. Tapper turned himself in and, following a trial, was sentenced to hang on Feb. 18, 1902 — 109 years ago. This video is the story of the murder and the execution.

Win $25 to Harvey’s

I’ve created Carver Current as a place for people to use to exchange information, ideas, and opinions.

So far we have been quite successful. Traffic to the site is growing, and more people are viewing every story that is published. The problem is that I didn’t create this site to give myself a soap box. I created this site to give you a soapbox.

To that end, I’ve purchased a $25 gift certificate to Harvey’s. Between now and March 31st, anyone who participates in the dialog on Carver Current will be entered into the drawing. I will draw the winner and drop the gift certificate in the mail on April 1st.

There are many ways to participate! Buy, sell, or give away something in the Carver Classifieds. Local businesses may also advertise in the Classifieds. You could leave a comment in a story, or you could visit with us on Facebook!

Additionally, if you have a question, idea, or critique on how this site can better serve you or your organization, please contact us privately or publicly via the forum.

Good luck!