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JULY 20, 2017

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Root River One Watershed, One Plan Pilot Project


   MN CREP Sign-up Kick Off Starts May 15, 2017 



Returning College Student Scholarship Applications are now being accepted for a $500 scholarship being awarded to a returning college sophomore, junior or senior who is pursuing a degree in Natural Resources, Agriculture or related field. The application deadline is 4:00 pm on Friday, July 28th.  Applications are also available at the SWCD office in Preston.

Upcoming Events:

Fillmore County Fair - July 18-23, 2017

Kids Activities at the Fair -  2:00-3:00 pm each afternoon

Fillmore SWCD Fair Booth-west end of Commercial Bldg


           Wednesday, July 19 - Dig into Dirt

Come and learn about the ground underneath your feet and how to protect our soils.

         Activities - Landscape model demonstrations

                         Edible Soils (build your own soil layers to eat)

                         Soil Erosion Demo

         Thursday, July 20th - The Power of Water

Come and learn how water affects and makes changes to our landscape.

         Activities - Stream table demonstration

          Friday, July 21 - Where does water come from

Come and learn about groundwater and how to keep it clean for drinking.

          Activities  - Groundwater model

                            Water Cycle Game

The July Board Meeting of the SWCD will be held on Thursday, July 20th at 5:00 pm at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds. Everyone is welcome to attend!  Watch for more details.

Forestry Field Day - July 26th - Forestville State Park

"Using Fire for Vegetation Management (without calling 911!)" is the topic for this years' Forestry Field Day.  The event will run from 5:30 pm to sunset at the Forestville State Park Picnic Area.  Local forestry experts will take you on a guided tour and explain the benefits of using fire for vegetation management.  A light supper will be served beforehand.  Please wear appropriate closed-toe shoes for hiking and parking passes will be provided at no charge.

New - July/August Grazing Gazette

***2013-2016 MPCA Pollutant Load Monitoring Grant Final Report

The Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program rewards farmers for what you do best, taking care of your land and its natural resources. For more information on the program and how you can become certified, go to MylandMylegacy.com

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Root River Landscape Stewardship Plan

Cover Crop Fact Sheet

Rain Barrel Order Form & FAQ's

2016 Fillmore County Plat Books available - $30 each

Bacteria testing is available at the SWCD office.  The cost for a bacteria test is $25.  There is a reduced cost for households with a pregnant female or a child under the age of one.  Click here for more information.

Lost Creek Hiking Trail

The Rent You Receive Is More Than Just Money


Last updated: July 17, 2017


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