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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 lakes through the purchase of conservation easements. These easements provide permanent protection of natural resources and retain local ownership of the land. The Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) is partnering with Fillmore SWCD on this program.

“The RIM Buffer program just makes sense for the landowners we work with,” SWCD resource technician Rick Grooters said. “They receive financial incentives for their participation in the program and the land they enroll provides permanent protection for the state’s water and wildlife habitat.”

Eligibility focuses on cropland near streams, lakes, or drainage ditches. This is a great opportunity for both new contracts and landowners with existing Conservation Reserve Program land who would like to permanently take their land out of agricultural production. Landowner demand for this program may exceed available resources, and payment rates have never been higher so interested landowners should contact the Fillmore SWCD office. The SWCD will help determine if sites are a good fit for the program and work with landowners to complete the application materials for submittal to BWSR.

More information about the RIM program can be found on BWSR’s website: www.bwsr.state.mn.us.

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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Recycling 101 - 5.19.14

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, May 16th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator The last week of April was a bit on the cool side and more or less relatively damp. But Mother Nature made a few changes so many of our farmers found their way into their fields when the sun r ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 5.19.14

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, May 16th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator The last week of April was a bit on the cool side and more or less relatively damp. But Mother Nature made a few changes so many of our farmers found their way into their fields when the sun r ..... 
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Two “Trout Days” fishing contests

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

Celebrate ”Preston Trout Days” by participating in two separate fishing contests sponsored by the National Trout Center located in Preston, Minn. May 16-18 are the 2014 dates for Preston’s annual “Trout Days” celebration. Visit [Read the Rest]

Fillmore SWCD promotes Soil and Water Stewardship Week

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) reminds everyone that we all have a connection to natural resources. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is celebrating the 59th year of Stewardship Week April 27 – May ..... 
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