Brennan Johnson, winner of the first MAGI Environmental Leadership Award in 2012, works on a documentary exploring the role of beavers in mitigating climate change.

Thanks for Giving!

A big thanks to all who donated to the MAGI Environmental Leadership Award fund on Give to the Max Day November 13. Thanks to you, our community will…

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Mahtomedi Schools Win Safe Routes Grant

Mahtomedi Schools Win Safe Routes Grant

The Mahtomedi school district has received a grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation to develop safe walking and biking routes to school plans for…

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What We Can Do for the Bees

What We Can Do for the Bees

There’s been a lot of buzz about bees in the news lately. New studies are increasing our understanding of the huge  importance of bees and…

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A big hooray for Tree Planting Day!

A big hooray for Tree Planting Day!

More than three dozen community members of all ages, along with school district staff and friends, brought wheelbarrows, shovels, and good cheer to Wildwood Elementary School Oct.4 to plant trees…

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Care About White Bear Lake? Read This.

Care About White Bear Lake? Read This.

BY PAUL STEINHAUSER We’re all familiar with the White Bear Lake water level issue and concerns regarding sustainability of the lake’s underlying aquifer. We also…

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Natural Playground Nears Completion

Natural Playground Nears Completion

Construction new Wildwood Natural Playground is almost complete! Natural Playgrounds Company of New Hampshire is finishing the installation of the hills, climbing wall, cave, rocks,…

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Dennis finds six nestlings in a box near Pine Point.

Baby Birds on the Gateway

The 14 nest boxes MAGI member Dennis Lindeke and fellow bird friends installed along the Gateway Trail have fledged 33 bluebirds and 23 tree swallows so far…

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Natural Playground Construction Underway

Natural Playground Construction Underway

The Wildwood School Natural Playground is getting real! Crews from Natural Playgrounds Company broke ground on the project in July and are now starting to…

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Let the Playground Begin!

Let the Playground Begin!

Construction has started on the natural playground at Wildwood Elementary School! Workers began “digging in” on the project last week, with a goal of completing the project…

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Farmers’ Market Starts June 21

Farmers’ Market Starts June 21

The Mahtomedi Area Farmers’ Market will kick off its fifth season Saturday, June 21, at Triangle Park in Mahtomedi. Along with fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers,…

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