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Raingarden Workshop -- The Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District will be hosting a raingarden workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 17 at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, rural Spicer. Participants will learn about storm water and its impacts and how raingardens can help mitigate the impacts and improve water quality in our local lakes and streams. Raingardens are shallow depressions in the landscape that collect storm water from impervious surfaces. They filter pollutants, reduce flooding downstream, and help recharge groundwater aquifers. The fee is $5 per person and the registration deadline is Nov. 11. Call the MFCRWD at 320-796-0888, e-mail Sara Jacobson at sara@mfcrow.org.

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Little Crow Archers -- club open house will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at the range, 435 Benson Ave. S.W., in downtown Willmar. Everyone welcome.

Minnesota Darkhouse Anglers Assocation -- The West Central Chapter, Minnesota Dark house Anglers Association holds their first winter meeting at the Blue Sky, Spicer, on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. This is an opportunity to visit about the soon-to-come spearing season. Speakers are planned. The organization is dedicated to enhancing and maintaining spearing and angling opportunities. Everyone is invited to attend. Call 320-354-5227 for information, or visit the web site www.mndarkhouse.org

To get your outdoors activity in the Conservation Calendar, mail a copy of a flier or handout to West Central Tribune, c/o Outdoors, Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201; fax to 320-235-6769; or email news@wctrib.com and put "Conservation Calendar" in the subject line. Submissions must be received by Wednesday to be published in the following weekend edition. No phone calls, please.

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