News and Updates

Local Highlight: Elk River

Next up in our Local Highlight Series, the beautiful city of Elk River.

Here’s some news and updates from one of our favorite areas to work in.

Spring Flooding

The Great Minnesota Thaw is just around the corner, and you know what that means. Leaky windows, leaky roofs, and leaky checkbooks too if you’re not careful.  Spring can be a tough time for plumbing, but luckily for residents across the metro area Nowthen has got you covered. For Elk River residents specifically, be sure to check out the City of Elk River’s website for all the up to date information you’ll need on spring flooding and emergency management. The Press Release section and Twitter Feed are especially handy.

Rain Barrel Sale

Nothing we love better than something that conserves water and helps save the planet. The 2011 Elk River Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale is going on now all the way through April. Discounts on the Earth Machine Compost bin and The Rain Catcher or The System rain barrels are yours for the taking. Place your order before April 2nd through and then pick it up on April 9th from 8am to 2pm at the Elk River Public Works Department. Turn this rainy season into something good for you and the earth.

Activity Center

You know what they say, you’re only as old as you feel. And at the Elk River Activity Center and Senior Center it’s hard to feel a day over, well, however old people who are having fun feel. This community facility is open to adults 50 years and older and offers a lounge area chockfull of great reading materials, a coffee shop, exercise area, arts and crafts room, and a computer lab. It’s a great place to get out and meet your neighbors.