Blue Thumb & Ramsey Conservation District

Black-eyed SusansCreating Sustainable Landscapes

There are so great resources available for residents interested in creating sustainable landscapes on their property.

  • Blue Thumb - Blue Thumb is an outreach program that was created by the Rice Creek Watershed District to help meet water quality goals. Here you will find resources on native plant types, assistance in designing a sustainable garden, and information about ways to improve water quality.
  • Rice Creek Watershed District – All of Arden Hills is contained within the Rice Creek Watershed District.
  • Ramsey Conservation District – This site is controlled by the county, and provides resources related to soil and water conservation. Ramsey Conservation District also has a helpful staff who will help you design the perfect sustainable native garden. They also offer cost-sharing for lakeshore lot owners interested in shore land restoration on their properties.

Contact Us

  1. Todd Blomstrom


    Interim Public Works Director/City Engineer
    651-792-7850
    Email Todd Blomstrom

    David Swearingen


    Senior Engineering Technician
    651-792-7850
    Email David Swearingen