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2017 Childrens Water Festival

Thursday, September 28, 2017, marked the 15th Chisago County Children’s Water Festival.  Once again this year, 700 fifth grade students from across Chisago County converged on Wild Mountain in Taylors Falls for this day-long, hands-on, learning opportunity.  Students from the North Branch Middle School, Wyoming Elementary, Taylors Falls Elementary, Rush City Elementary, Forest Lake North [...]

By | 2017-10-16T16:02:57+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I think I found Emerald Ash Borer

Yet another pest that doesn’t belong here. The Emerald Ash Borer, known to those who deal with it daily as EAB, is threatening Minnesota’s ash trees.  It’s not a matter of if Minnesota could lose many of its millions of ash trees, but when. We’ve been hearing the warnings for years, but the stakes just [...]

By | 2017-10-16T16:01:43+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rain Gardens in Full Splendor

It’s the prime of perennial garden season and you’ve likely noticed pretty flowers around your neighborhood. Could one of them be a rain garden?  Rain gardens, on the surface, look pretty much the same as other gardens (pretty flowers), except that they are bowl shaped.  When it rains, runoff water gathers in the bowl, soaks [...]

By | 2017-10-09T13:27:42+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Petersen Farms of Rush City a MAWQCP Certified Farm

Agriculture is changing and one of Rush City’s farms is leading the way. Petersen Farms of Rush City, Inc. is the third Chisago County farm to become certified in the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program, a voluntary program for agricultural producers to implement conservation practices that protect our water and their land.  In turn [...]

By | 2017-10-05T12:55:51+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|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