Seminary Fen

Seminary Fen in Carver County

The Strib published a story today about Seminary Fen, located in the Minnesota River valley in Chaska.  The rare calcareous fen has been acquired by the DNR and will become a scientific and natural area.  The fen was formerly privately owned and environmental groups have advocated for its protection for years.  It is still threatened by development in the area and a new bridge over the Minnesota River that may be built on the wetland.

More info about Calcareous Fens:

USGS – Wetland Plants and Plant Communities of Minnesota and Wisconsin

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – Bogs and Fens

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