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September 2013

August Featured Plant of the Month: Sneezeweed

As summer winds down and many perennials aren't looking at fresh as they did in June or July, the Sneezeweed, a favorite plant for lakeshore and wetland plantings, is just beginning to bloom. Check out August- Featured Plant article learn more about this late-season plant, including how to identify it, where it's located and which insects use the nectar and pollen.

August Featured Plant

Board tours Lake County

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, the BWSR Board and staff, Lake County SWCD supervisors and staff, congressional delegation representatives, landowners and other interested parties toured Lake County conservation practices that protect and restore water quality in northeastern Minnesota. Nearly 60 people attended the tour, learning about dynamic partnerships between private landowners and federal, state and local governments. Click here to view the presentation..

Internships

Another summer in the books - Conservation apprentices wrap up 2013 internships

After a three-month internship at the Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Kris Larson feels like he has a better idea of what is involved in working in environmental conservation. Larson, one of 35 Conservation Apprentices working at SWCDs this summer, said his co-workers made him feel like a part of the office. Click here to read the article..

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Kris Larson, 2013 Conservation Apprentice

Forest City community wastewater solution protects Crow River

Through the dedication of four Forest City residents and lots of partners, the North Fork of the Crow River and nearby groundwater is now being protected through a community wastewater system. Click here to read the article..

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Twenty-one Forest City homes were connected through individual septics to the community system.

Flood relief project protects Keene Creek and Superior Hiking Trail

Tim Beaster knows that steep slopes, saturated soils and heaving rains don't mix. Beaster, South St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) technician, has been working on flood relief projects since Duluth and the surrounding areas were hammered by 10.10 inches of rain on June 19-20, 2012. Click here to read the article..

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Clean Water Funded basins keep soil in place, holds water back

After strong storms blew across parts of northwestern Minnesota in June 2013, Aaron Larsen took the opportunity to check out how recently-installed conservation practices held up to the weather. He was pleased. Larsen, the West Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Farm Bill Technician, surveyed nine water and sediment control basins shortly after the storm. He found the basins did exactly what they were supposed to - they held the water back and kept the soil in place Click here to read the article..

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From design to construction, engineers do it all at BWSR

After strong storms blew across parts of northwestern Minnesota in June 2013, Aaron Larsen took the opportunity to check out how recently-installed conservation practices held up to the wAt the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR), engineering section staff members who provide technical support to wetland restoration efforts believe their jobs are the most creative and diverse in the agency. Whether through the Reinvest in Minnesota Reserve Program, the state's Wetland Banking Program, or various other programs, engineering staff are involved with projects from inception through completion. Click here to read the article..

Design to construction

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