Mahtomedi’s RITE of Spring Event Offers Environmental Tips

Mahtomedi residents are Really Into the Earth.

The notion of taking care of your planet so it can take care of you isn’t a new one, and the annual RITE of Spring event in Mahtomedi reinforces that idea.

Now in its eighth year, the RITE of Spring (the acronym stands for Really Into the Earth) is held around Earth Day to remind residents to be mindful of their consumption habits. Put on by the city of Mahtomedi Environmental Commission in combination with Mahtomedi School District Community Education, this event helps Mahtomedi residents educate themselves so they can do all they can to keep the area green.

“It’s essentially an informational event about sustainability and the environment,” says city administrator Scott Neilson. Organizations including the Mahtomedi Area Green Initiative (MAGI) and the Rice Creek Watershed District, along with Washington County, run tables and booths focusing on different aspects of keeping Mahtomedi as environmentally friendly as possible. Topics this year will include recycling, planting rain gardens, water conservation and other ways to conserve and save energy.

RITE of Spring
9 a.m.–noon. April 26, Mahtomedi District Education Center, 1520 Mahtomedi Ave., Mahtomedi.