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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 4, 2014. The 2014 Stewardship Week is themed, “DIG DEEPER: Mysteries in the Soil”.

Brian Hazel of Lanesboro is the Chair of the Fillmore SWCD Board of Supervisors. Other members of the elected Board include: Tim Gossman of Chatfield (Vice Chair), Leonard Leutink, Jr. of Spring Valley (Secretary), Pam Mensink of Preston (Treasurer), and Travis Willford of Harmony. The District was formed to assist people in Fillmore County by providing educational, technical and financial assistance to promote stewardship of our natural resources. During Stewardship Week, the Fillmore SWCD will be distributing trees sold to landowners in Fillmore County and beyond. SWCD staff will also participate in the Earth Day celebration in Lanesboro on April 26 and at the Woodland Owners’ Conference in Rochester on April 26.

“Soil is an essential natural resource that all of us depend on each and every day,” says NACD President Earl Garber. “The Dust Bowl of the 1930’s showed our nation the importance of conservation practices. Farmers and ranchers who have experienced recent droughts know that conservation practices are critical in helping their soil endure, even in the most challenging weather events. Your local conservation district is working with local landowners to assist in a variety of projects and outreach to improve soil health both now and in the long-term.

To find out more about the soil types in your community, visit http://websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov. You can also download an app for your smart devices called “soilweb” developed by the California Soil Resource lab in collaboration with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Fillmore SWCD is a member of NACD which oversees the Stewardship Week program. Stewardship Week is one of the largest national annual programs to promote conservation. NACD represents the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts, which were established to encourage resource conservation across the country.

For more information about Stewardship Week and conservation, contact the Fillmore SWCD at 507-765-3878, ext. 3 or at [Read the Rest]

Highway 43 project update

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in Peterson The Great Outdoors

PETERSON, Minn. - Last November we began a discussion about the Highway 43 reconstruction project through Rushford. At that time we said the project will begin in late April or May. We now know that the earliest the project will begin is late May. ..... 
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Spring truck weight restrictions begin March 14 for Southeast, South and Metro frost zones

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways begin March 14 for Minnesota’s Southeast, South and Metro frost zones, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Winter load increases and overweight permits r ..... 
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So much snow... no where to put it

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By Angie Rodenburg Driving on Highway 43 into Rushford the other day, I couldn’t help but notice the snow drifts that towered several feet above my car. In that moment I couldn’t help but be thankful that despite the massive amount of snow we ..... 
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Winter recovery - car care

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Winter has a way of wreaking havoc on our vehicles. Between the bitter cold, snow, sand, and ice it is no wonder that vehicles can encounter a whole slew of problems here in the Great White North. As we start to see the (hopefully) soon coming thaw, ..... 
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With winter trail recreation strong, DNR urges caution

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

With winter trail recreation up this year, the Department of Natural Resources advises people to be aware that some winter trails, such as groomed ski trails, are not open to bicyclists. “We have had a great snowmobile and cross-country ski sea ..... 
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Legacy Amendment funds habitat restoration near Root River Trail

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Thirty acres of rare habitat in southeastern Minnesota are getting an ecological makeover thanks to a voter-approved tax and a partnership between the Department of Natural Resources and the Nature Conservancy. Located three miles north of Preston ..... 
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Even kids put the “International” in the Festival of Owls

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By Karla Bloem When the Friends of the Houston Nature Center started the Owl Festival way back in 2003, it was simply called the Festival of Owls. Then in 2007 they added the World Owl Hall of Fame and people began flying to Houston from all over t ..... 
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The National Trapper’s Association brings their biggest trapping and outdoor expo to Escanaba, Mich.

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Trappers and their families from across the U.S. and Canada are putting in for vacation days for July 24-27, 2014 to attend the NTA Expo in Escanaba, Mich. at the U.P. State Fairgrounds. This will be one of the biggest outdoor events ever held in Mi ..... 
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