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Stubborn winter puts a chill on Farmington's pond cleanup volunteering


April Fools Day has come and gone, but it seems Mother Nature doesn't realize that.

She's put a damper on the spirits of every spring-loving person in the state, and now she's holding up plans for one of Farmington's annual events.

Farmington natural resources specialist Jen Dullum thinks it might be the snow -- or, more specifically, the lack of spring weather -- that has contributed to a decline in volunteers for this year's Park and Pond Cleanup.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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