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October 2017

Celebrating a major milestone in Fillmore County

A major milestone in conservation delivery was celebrated this year in southeast Minnesota. The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) had their 75th Anniversary. Read more.

Board Tour 2017: Kandiyohi County, Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District, and Grass Lake Restoration

Each year the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) gathers local, state and federal agency staff for a board tour to highlight successful conservation projects in a region of Minnesota. The tour provides staff and board members an invaluable opportunity to experience Minnesota’s local conservation delivery system in action. Read more.

Preventing pollution one subwatershed at a time

On a warm night in mid-July the North Cannon River Watershed Management Organization (NCRWMO) hosted the annual tour for their 11 member board of managers meeting. The NCRWMO was created in 1983 through a joint powers agreement between the eight townships and three small cities in Dakota County that are located within the Cannon River Watershed. Read more.

Red Lake County SWCD makes strides using Clean Water Funds

Prior to 2010, the Red Lake County SWCD completed on average about one erosion control project per year. Read more.

Underground project irrigates ballfield, protects Lake McCarrons

The players likely don’t think about it as they’re rounding first or chasing fly balls. But the high-tech irrigation system that keeps the Upper Villa Park softball field green, taps weather forecasting data and stores water underground could help clear up adjacent Lake McCarrons. Read more.

Featured Plant: Smooth Blue Aster

Smooth Blue Aster is found in prairies throughout Minnesota. Blooming from August through October, the species is a late season source of pollen and nectar for pollinators. The smooth leaves that clasp its smooth stems make the species unique from other asters that can often be difficult to tell apart. Its attractive foliage and abundant flowers make Smooth Blue Aster a good addition to native gardens as well as prairie restoration projects. (Image credit The Friends of the Wild Flower Garden) Read more.

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