For more on breast-feeding or the WIC program, contact the Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment by phone at 651-430-6655, by e-mail at PHE@co.washington.mn.us or www.startribune.com/a2371.
Environmental award nominations accepted
The city of Woodbury is accepting nominations through Aug. 30 for the sixth annual Environmental Excellence Awards to recognize businesses, nonprofits, schools and residents that are making Woodbury a more sustainable community.
The program features 10 award categories: green building, green remodeling, waste reduction and recycling, water conservation, energy efficiency and conservation, use of renewable or alternative energy, sustainable business practices, environmental education and awareness, innovative stormwater management practices and youth leadership.
Nominees must operate or live in Woodbury and can nominate themselves. Completed nominations are due at City Hall by Aug. 30. A nomination form is on the Environmental Excellence Awards page, via www.startribune.com/a2373. Applications also are at City Hall, 8301 Valley Creek Road.
Awards will be presented by Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens at a City Council meeting.
Boat launch to close for rowing regatta
The Lake Elmo Park Reserve public boat launch will close Aug. 2-4 to allow the Minneapolis Rowing Club to conduct the 110th Annual North Western International Rowing Association Championship Regatta.
The club estimates the regatta will attract 400 competitors from the United States and Canada for 512 rowing events. Rowing clubs in Hudson, St. Paul, Eden Prairie, Long Lake and the University of St. Thomas will assist the Minneapolis club in hosting the event.
The Washington County Board and Lake Elmo City Council have approved the special event permit.
Oak Park Heights
Volunteers needed for Special Olympics
Special Olympics Minnesota needs volunteers to assist 1,200 Fall Games athletes who will participate in bocce, equestrian, golf and softball. The Fall Games will take place Aug. 16-18 in North Branch, Oak Park Heights and Woodbury.
Volunteers help with scorekeeping, handing out awards, staging competitions, preparing for lunch, setting up, tearing down and more. All volunteers receive a T-shirt and must be at least 15 years old.