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November 2013

Local landowner gets assistance to develop rotational grazing system

New Jersey native Tom Scarponcini always knew he wanted to be a farmer. Learn how BWSR and local units of government helped him to achieve his goals. Click here to read the article.

Synergy in Milaca: City, SWCD and BWSR partner to restore Rum River

A recent project in Milaca's Recreation Park (Rec Park) captured the concept of synergy in that the efforts of the City of Milaca, the Mille Lacs Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) came together to restore the Rum River. Click here to read the article.

Wetland monitoring staff wraps up another successful season

As the 2013 wetland monitoring season comes to a close, Karli Tyma, Carol Strojny and Eric Mohring reflect proudly on the nearly 100 wetland sites they spent an abundance of time and energy visiting this summer. Click here to read the article.

PRAP assistance grants moves organizational work forward

When the Root River Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) faced an impending retirement from a long-tenured district manager in 2011, it left the district board and staff looking for direction. Click here to read the article.

The Blaine Preserve - a diverse wetland in the metro

There is a protected space that replicates how the metro would have looked during pre-European settlement - and it's all within earshot of 35W. Click here to read the article.

November Featured Plant of the Month: Annual Sunflower

The annual sunflower is an adaptable species with the ability to grow in rather disturbed, nutrient poor soils along roadways, railroad tracks and brownfields. Check out October's Featured Plant article to learn more.

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