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Get to Know Your Conservation District

Across the United States, nearly 3,000 Soil and Water Conservation Districts—almost one in every county—are helping local people to conserve land, water, forests, wildlife and other natural resources. The Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District is proud to be a part of this locally-led, voluntary movement, serving as a resource for landowners and farmers of [...]

By | 2017-05-03T15:28:34+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Chisago SWCD|0 Comments

Seeking Custom Conservation Installation/Maintenance Contractors

Conservation plantings, including pheasant habitat, pollinator habitat, prairie and grassland restorations, and buffer plantings have become more common in Chisago County. With upcoming cost share and technical assistance funding potentially available in the near future, as well as with the new buffer law (requiring buffers on public waters including ditches), the Chisago Soil & Water [...]

By | 2016-07-06T14:22:01+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Chisago SWCD, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fall Leaf Clean Up

As the trees lose their beautiful fall leaves, they tend to pile up in our yards and streets.  Those leaves contain phosphorus, an essential nutrient for plant growth.  As the leaves decompose, they release the phosphorus that was bound up in the leaf.  When it rains, the phosphorus is washed down the street, down the [...]

By | 2015-10-20T16:17:39+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Chisago SWCD, Leaf Clean Up|0 Comments

2015 Buffer Legislation

Governor Mark Dayton’s new landmark buffer initiative was recently signed into law, designating an estimated 110,000 acres of land for water quality buffer strips statewide. The law establishes new perennial vegetation buffers of up to 50 feet along rivers, streams, and ditches that will help filter out phosphorus, nitrogen, and sediment. The new law provides [...]

By | 2017-05-03T15:28:35+00:00 July 29th, 2015|Buffer Legislation 2015, Chisago SWCD|0 Comments