MINNESOTA, Cook County SWCD – Hot off the press! The Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has been hard at work creating a helpful tool for local lakeshore property owners, the Shoreland Stewardship Resource Guide.
It’s a full-color, 40-page booklet, filled with advice on ways to manage shoreline property to protect water quality. But the booklet is in no way a dry recitation of rules and regulations. It is filled with useful information on watersheds, the benefits of shoreline buffer zones, and practical tips on reducing runoff and pollution.