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Forestry Field Day July 23 near Chatfield


Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield The Great Outdoors

On July 30, 2014 the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a field day to explore past, present, and future restoration practices taking place at the Isinours Forestry Unit just outside of Preston, Minn. The tours will begin starting at 6 p.m. with a light supper being served before at 5:30 p.m. Those attending the field day will observe several features directly, and benefit from the expert knowledge of foresters and conservation specialists alike. Presenters include Jim Edgar (DNR Forester), Mitch Gilbert (Private Forester), and Rich Biske (The Nature Conservancy).

This is a fun and informational opportunity for anyone interested in forestry restoration, the great outdoors, or local forestry projects taking place within our area. Topics that will be covered during the tour include:

1. Bluff prairie restoration practices

2. Cedar and invasive buckthorn removal

3. Other demonstrations and projects carried out in years past

Anyone who wishes to enjoy a fun and educational walk with fantastic views of bluff country is encouraged to come!

*Note: Clothing appropriate for hiking through woodland terrain is encouraged. Accommodations will be made for those who may have difficulty navigating through rough terrain.

Directions to Isinours: Take Fillmore Cty. 17 north from Preston about 4 miles to the Root River trail. Turn onto the gravel road located directly next to the Root River trail. The parking area is on the north side of the trail a quarter mile down the gravel road.

Contact the SWCD for more information at 507-765-3878, ext. 3, or go to www.fillmoreswcd.org.

Battle of Tupelo, MS. Commemoration and Civil War Soldier Grave Rededication

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Saturday July 12, 2014 Silver Creek Cemetery, Houston, Minn. Ceremony commences at 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by: Civil War Commemoration Task Force, Silver Creek Cemetery Association, Houston American Legion Post 423 and the Houston County Historica ..... 
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The ABC's of bees

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Rushford The Great Outdoors

A free beekeeping class, “The ABC’s of Bees,” will be held Wednesday, July 9, from 5-6 p.m., at Creekside Park in Rushford, Minn., in the small pavilion. The class is part of an ongoing educational and community effort by the Rushford Peterson ..... 
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Highway 43 construction begins in Rushford

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Rushford The Great Outdoors

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists will encounter a detour in Rushford when construction begins soon on Highway 43 in a project that will replace the street and improve curb, gutter, sidewalks and utilities along a one-mile stretch in the city, accordin ..... 
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Fillmore SWCD seeking applicants for Reinvest in Minnesota Buffer Easement program

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is seeking applicants for the 2014 Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) Reserve Riparian Buffer Easement Program. The program creates vegetated buffers on riparian crop land adjacent to streams and l ..... 
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Root River citizen conversations at five local events

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Join Root River watershed neighbors in June at five local events from Grand Meadow to La Crescent for citizen-led conversations about protecting water resources in the watershed. Portions of six counties drain to the Root River: Dodge, Fillmore, Hou ..... 
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MDA to set nearly 15,000 traps statewide to look for gypsy moth

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will set nearly 15,000 gypsy moth traps across Minnesota this spring. The work is part of the MDA’s annual detection trapping program and is designed to protect Minnesota’s forest ..... 
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MnDOT seeks online input for statewide bicycle system plan

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Persons interested in helping the Minnesota Department of Transportation develop a statewide bicycle system plan can provide input through an online interactive map and survey available through June 1. The information will help ..... 
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Women caring for the land workshop in Lanesboro June 19th

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Female landowners in Fillmore County are invited to attend a Women Caring for the Land workshop on June 19 at the Lanesboro Community Center, 202 Parkway Avenue S., Lanesboro, MN. These workshops are free for women to attend. The workshop starts a ..... 
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