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Local Farmer Installs Conservation Practice

Pat Eichten grew up on the family farm and has continued the family’s farming tradition.  He’s seen the ups and downs of the seasons and the coming and goings of methods and machinery.  One thing that had not changed since Pat’s childhood was the existence of a gully running from the back of the barn, [...]

By | 2015-10-20T16:54:15+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Projects|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