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Backyard Wildlife Hero - Salt Smart

25 days ago   |   By Minnesota Zoo

Minnesota winters can be harsh. From the below zero temperatures and winds that will take your breath away, to the onslaught of sudden blizzard conditions, safety is certainly a priority. Luckily, maintaining roads and sidewalks for safety does not necessitate harm for Minnesota's freshwater and the wildlife that depends on it. With just a bit of know-how, we can all be backyard wildlife heroes by learning to “salt smart.”
Did you know that just one teaspoon of salt makes 5 gallons of freshwater uninhabitable for most aquatic species? Every year, 350,000 tons of salt is applied in the Twin...
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