Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Going wild for conservation

Email

When Mike and Trudy Berggren moved eight years ago into their home in Afton, which sits at the headwaters of Valley Creek, they knew it needed a lot of work.

"We knew it was a pretty property, but we didn't know all the history of it," Mike said.

The 30-acre property, which houses the last natural reproducing brook trout stream in the Twin Cities, was overrun with invasive species such as buckthorn and a lot of runoff and erosion were occurring.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=40&event=subscriber/lookup.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at subscriberservices@forumcomm.com and we can help you.

Advertisement
Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
Advertisement
Advertisement