Blooming Alleys for Clean Water

Improving Water Quality and Neighborhood Esthetics The recent Diamond Lake Blooming Alleys for Clean Water project built on the previous partnership of Metro Blooms and the Friends of Diamond Lake and successes in the Go Blue! Community Makeover project. Over the past two years, Diamond Lake Blooming

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Wood Duck Box Successes!

Teresa Burton, who is in charge of Wood Duck box monitoring for the Minneapolis Park Board had the following comments about this year’s activity in the boxes around Diamond Lake: Great news: both houses were successful! One house had down, shells, and membranes…only 2 unhatched eggs and

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Monitoring the Health of Diamond Lake

Since 2008, Diamond Lake has been part of an annual monitoring program called WHEP (Wetland Health Evaluation Program), which monitors wetlands throughout Hennepin County. The monitoring follows a rigorous protocol to give results that are comparable year-to-year. Both shoreline plants and water macroinvertebrates (such as dragonflies, snails,

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Wood Duck Houses 2015-2016

Every fall, Teresa Burton of the Park Board inspects the two Wood Duck houses on Diamond Lake and prepares them for mating season in the spring. Here is her update for the fall of 2015: “Both houses were successful this year!  One was picture perfect with down,

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Get the Latest Newsletter

Take a look and see what Friends of Diamond Lake has been up to, what plans are in store, and how you can get involved. Special thanks go to Melanie Countryman and Leigh Oltmans for editing and layout and to all of the contributors of content and

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Birding Expedition

Baltimore Oriole Thanks to Mark for leading our first spring birding expedition. The weather was perfect and the birds cooperative. In addition to being an experienced birder, Mark is an enthusiastic photographer and we hope to feature more of his Diamond Lake bird photos on the website.

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Birds, Birds, Birds!

We are excited to have an experienced birder to help us again with this year’s inventory our of bird population around Diamond Lake. Mark is a resident of the Tangletown Neighborhood but he has agreed to cross neighborhood lines to help us out. As a long time

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