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Cook County SWCD offers comprehensive Shoreland Stewardship guide

Cook County SWCD offers comprehensive Shoreland Stewardship guide

MINNESOTA, Cook County SWCD – Hot off the press! The Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has been …

Volunteers explore Sangamon River wildlife

Volunteers explore Sangamon River wildlife

ILLINOIS, Macon County CD – Volunteers on Saturday explored the Sangamon River’s wildlife and tested for water quality.  Melody Arnold, …

Marquette County Conservation District offers urban agriculture workshops

Marquette County Conservation District offers urban agriculture workshops

MICHIGAN, Marquette County CD – Farming isn’t just for the country life, it’s also happening in the city on rooftops, …

Residents replace spotted knapweed with native wildflowers

Residents replace spotted knapweed with native wildflowers

MICHIGAN, Marquette County CD – The Marquette County Conservation District is helping residents install native wildflowers on a hill that …

New Conservation District Administrator, Tristan Hewitt

New Conservation District Administrator, Tristan Hewitt

MICHIGAN, Gladwin County CD – The Gladwin County Conservation District welcomed a new administrator in April. Tristan Hewitt, of West …

Flooded fields bring conservation into focus

Flooded fields bring conservation into focus

INDIANA, Elkhart County SWCD – Jim Hess with the Elkhart County Soil and Water Conservation District and Amanda Kautz with …

Saving monarchs ‘one yard at a time’

Saving monarchs ‘one yard at a time’

INDIANA, La Porte County SWCD – Local butterfly expert and Master Gardener Jan Koss shared some methods people can use …

Grant to protect Barry County’s High Bank Creek Property

Grant to protect Barry County’s High Bank Creek Property

MICHIGAN, Barry CD – A 140-acre property with 4,000 feet of frontage on High Bank Creek, a tributary of the …

Kalkaska Conservation District leads monthly weeknight walks

Kalkaska Conservation District leads monthly weeknight walks

MICHIGAN, Kalkaska CD – The Kalkaska Conservation District (KCD) and Grand Traverse Hiking Club (GTHC) invite all to join them …

Job: Chief Engineer, Minnesota

Job: Chief Engineer, Minnesota

JOB OPPORTUNITY: CHIEF ENGINEER Applications accepted through July 12, 2019 Salary: $83,311 – $119,496 The Chief Engineer leads a group …

Rice SWCD hires new resource specialist

Rice SWCD hires new resource specialist

OHIO, Rice SWCD – The Rice Soil and Water Conservation District recently hired Jarett Spitzack, who has joined the conservation …

Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District celebrates 75 years

Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District celebrates 75 years

OHIO, Geauga SWCD – The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District, which formed as the state’s 29th SWCD on June …

Kids enjoy Conservation Day Camp

Kids enjoy Conservation Day Camp

OHIO, Darke County SWCD – The weather was no problem for the 150 second-grade to fifth-grade students attending the first …

Protecting the rare alvar ecosystem of Drummond Island

Protecting the rare alvar ecosystem of Drummond Island

MICHIGAN, Chippewa Luce Mackinac CD – The Eastern Upper Peninsula (EUP) is home to many treasures and unique natural features. …

Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District to celebrate 70th birthday with tree planting

Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District to celebrate 70th birthday with tree planting

MICHIGAN, Chippewa Luce Mackinac CD – The Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District will mark its 70th birthday on June 27 …

Register for the 2019 North Central and Northern Plains Regional Leadership Conference

Register for the 2019 North Central and Northern Plains Regional Leadership Conference

Registration is open! The National Conservation District Employees Association is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2019 …

Wood SWCD prevent plant cover crop program

Wood SWCD prevent plant cover crop program

OHIO, Wood SWCD – The Wood Soil and Water Conservation District is announcing a prevent plant cover crop program for …

Retiring SWCD administrator plans continued personal conservation efforts

Retiring SWCD administrator plans continued personal conservation efforts

MINNESOTA, Fillmore County SWCD – “I knew I wanted to do something that took me outside. I spent most of …

Keokuk County Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest

Keokuk County Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest

IOWA, Keokuk County SWCD – Keokuk County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Commissioners are pleased to announce the 2019 …

Students explore nature first hand during Lakeland Science Day

Students explore nature first hand during Lakeland Science Day

MICHIGAN, Branch County SCD – School may be out for summer in a couple of weeks but it didn’t feel …

Conservation initiative aims to assess whole farm needs, solutions

Conservation initiative aims to assess whole farm needs, solutions

MINNESOTA, Brown SWCD – In 2014, after more than 10 inches of rain fell in 48 hours, the bluffs and …

Kalkaska Conservation District Teaches Volunteers How to Keep Streams, Rivers Healthy

Kalkaska Conservation District Teaches Volunteers How to Keep Streams, Rivers Healthy

MICHIGAN, Kalkaska CD – A Northern Michigan organization is teaching volunteers about keeping our streams and rivers healthy. The Kalkaska …

Lorain County commissioners hear presentations, approve contract

Lorain County commissioners hear presentations, approve contract

Lorain County commissioners have approved $95,000 in funding for the Lorain Soil & Water Conservation District. The approval came after …

Soil & Water Conservation District welcomes new invasive species specialist

Soil & Water Conservation District welcomes new invasive species specialist

INDIANA, Dubois County SWCD, Daviess County SWCD, Martin County SWCD – The Dubois, Daviess, and Martin County Soil and Water …

Cass County offers testing to check your drinking water for nitrates and nitrites

Cass County offers testing to check your drinking water for nitrates and nitrites

MICHIGAN, Cass County CD – It’s a danger many of you might not think could be in your own home. …

Boone County Conservation District purchases 2 properties

Boone County Conservation District purchases 2 properties

ILLINOIS, Boone County CD – Two new conservation areas have been established in Boone County to help preserve important habitats …

Benzie Conservation District to host program on forest mushrooms

Benzie Conservation District to host program on forest mushrooms

MICHIGAN, Benzi CD – The Benzie Conservation District is hosting “Forest Mushrooms,” a presentation by Linda Scribner. Scribner is a …

Mille Lacs SWCD supervisors go to capitol – MessAge Media: Outdoors

Mille Lacs SWCD supervisors go to capitol – MessAge Media: Outdoors

MINNESOTA, Mille Lacs SWCD – Jake Janski, Kurt Beckstrom and Robert Hoefert from the Mille Lacs Soil and Water Conservation …

County Soil and Water Conservation District recaps year with report

County Soil and Water Conservation District recaps year with report

MINNESOTA, Crow Wing County SWCD – The Crow Wing County Soil and Water Conservation District recently released its 2018 conservation …

KSWCD officials meet with lawmakers

KSWCD officials meet with lawmakers

MINNESOTA, Koochiching County SWCD – In an effort to educate Minnesota lawmakers about the need to fund the state’s Soil …

Smock awarded first Friend of Conservation award

Smock awarded first Friend of Conservation award

INDIANA, Dubois County SWCD – Dubois County has many champions of conservation, so Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District …

Rice Soil and Water Conservation District officials meet with state legislators

Rice Soil and Water Conservation District officials meet with state legislators

MINNESOTA, Rice SWCD – District Supervisor Jim Purfeerst and District Manager Steve Pahs of the Rice Soil and Water Conservation …

Conservation district lists summer programs

ILLINOIS, Vermilion County CD – The Vermilion County Conservation District has opened registration for the 2019 Summer Camp Programs at …

Amy Hochschild of Burton Elementary School is Recognized as Ohio Conservation Teacher of the Year!

Amy Hochschild of Burton Elementary School is Recognized as Ohio Conservation Teacher of the Year!

OHIO, Geauga SWCD – Each year the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (OFSWCD) recognizes two outstanding classroom …

Conservation District plans two free night sky programs

Conservation District plans two free night sky programs

ILLINOIS, Macon County CD – The Macon County Conservation District is planning two free night sky programs that include a …

Yellow Medicine SWCD receives appointment to statewide legislative platform committee

Yellow Medicine SWCD receives appointment to statewide legislative platform committee

MINNESOTA, Yellow Medicine SWCD – In early February 2019, Yellow Medicine Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Technical Director Tyler …

Job: Engineering Section Manager for Board of Water and Soil Resources

MINNESOTA – The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources is seeking to fill the position of Chief Engineer/Engineering Section …

Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda addresses concerns about water quality

Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda addresses concerns about water quality

OHIO, Darke SWCD and Mercer SWCD – The Darke Soil & Water Conservation District and Mercer Soil & Water Conservation …

Upcoming conservation district forestry workshops

MICHIGAN, Otsego CD – Local conservation districts are hosting a pair of workshops in the coming weeks, beginning with a …

Belmont County SWCD applying for grants for youth conservation programs

Belmont County SWCD applying for grants for youth conservation programs

OHIO, Belmont County SWCD – The Belmont County Soil and Water Conservation District is working to obtain funding for new …

Invasive plant species on district radar for 2019

MINNESOTA, White Bear Lake CD – Non-native phragmites will be targeted next fall in a continuing campaign to eradicate invasive …

Low-interest financing available for best management practices

MINNESOTA, Kandiyohi SWCD – Farmers interested in implementing best management practices aimed at reducing runoff or upgrading or installing new …

Conservation district sets scholarship

MICHIGAN, Schoolcraft CD – Two $500 college scholarships are being offered by the Schoolcraft Conservation District (SCD). The scholarships are …

The Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District wants your storm drain to spark joy

The Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District wants your storm drain to spark joy

OHIO, Cuyahoga SWCD – The district encourages everyone to clean their storm drain the way Marie Kondo would do it …

Conservation station: Rock Island SWCD focuses efforts on watershed work

Conservation station: Rock Island SWCD focuses efforts on watershed work

ILLINOIS, Rock Island SWCD – When it comes to water quality, Rich Stewart of the Rock Island Soil and Water …

Conservation district seeks community feedback

MICHIGAN, Emmet CD – The Emmet Conservation District is currently undertaking a resource assessment and is seeking community feedback in …

Soil and Water Conservation District honored

INDIANAPOLIS, Bartholomew County SWCD – Bartholomew County’s Soil and Water Conservation District was one of four districts honored at the …

District helps verify environmental protection steps by farmers

MICHIGAN, Lapeer CD – The Lapeer Conservation District is working to keep Lapeer County the haven for natural beauty it’s …

Grants put clean water at forefront

MINNESOTA, Martin County SWCD – The Martin County Soil and Water Conservation District has received a $220,000 grant through the …

Allen Soil & Water Conservation District Hiring Two Summer Interns

Allen SWCD – The Allen Soil Water Conservation District (ASWCD) is hiring two temporary summer internships for the summer of …

District may suspend aquatic invasive species harvesting program in 2019

District may suspend aquatic invasive species harvesting program in 2019

MINNESOTA, Lake Minnetonka CD – The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District board has decided to suspend its mechanical harvesting program on …

SWCD wins $111,000 grant to reduce sediment, phosphorus

MINNESOTA, McLeod SWCD – The McLeod Soil and Water Conservation District won an $111,000 grant for Ditch 11 conservation. It …

Legacy: Johnnie Peterson, 1927-2019

Legacy: Johnnie Peterson, 1927-2019

MINNESOTA, Clay SWCD – Johnnie “Buddy” Orlando Peterson, 91, died peacefully surround by family on Friday, January 4, 2019 in …

District director informs Renville County commissioners

District director informs Renville County commissioners

MINNESOTA, Renville County SWCD – Renville County is facing a dilemma of possibly rejecting funds for a stream bank restoration …

State awards $3.6 million to fight invasives

MICHIGAN, Marquette County CD, Alger CD, Upper Peninsula RC&D — The Marquette County Conservation District was awarded a $60,000 grant …

Rasmussen’s involvement is a watershed event for Fillmore

Rasmussen’s involvement is a watershed event for Fillmore

MINNESOTA, Fillmore SWCD — Donna Rasmussen, administrator for the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District, was recently recognized by the …

Dickinson SWCD receives clean water funding

IOWA, Dickinson SWCD — The Dickinson County Water Quality Commission awarded $305,528 towards clean water projects to be completed in …

Charming Conservation Christmas Carols from Stearns County SWCD

MINNESOTA, Stearns County CD — We hope you’ll enjoy this as much as we have, and maybe learn one or …

Ottawa County CD receives invasive species program funding

Ottawa County CD receives invasive species program funding

MICHIGAN, Ottawa County CD — More than two dozen projects across the state, including the Ottawa County Conservation District, will …

North Perry Village mayor thanks conservation district for stream restoration project

North Perry Village mayor thanks conservation district for stream restoration project

OHIO, Lake County SWCD — North Perry Village in 2018 made good use of a state grant to complete a …

Soil and Water Conservation spreads information throughout Ottawa County

Soil and Water Conservation spreads information throughout Ottawa County

OHIO, Ottawa SWCD — Education Specialist Becky Simpson of the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District has been on a …

State moves to OK emergency manure applying

OHIO, Mercer County SWCD — Western Lake Erie Basin livestock producers do not have specific manure-application dates, Mercer County Soil …

Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District taking orders for Fish Sale

Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District taking orders for Fish Sale

OHIO, Geauga SWCD — Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District is now taking orders for its annual Spring Fish Sale. …

A revitalized waterway: Conservation district restores 4,500 feet of Sargent Creek

A revitalized waterway: Conservation district restores 4,500 feet of Sargent Creek

MINNESOTA, South St. Louis SWCD — “Everything was a mess,” said Kubiak. “There were trees all over the place, so …

SHADES OF GREEN: Naturalists inviting, inciting through writing

SHADES OF GREEN: Naturalists inviting, inciting through writing

INDIANA, Elkhart County SWCD — Speaking of kudos for folks working to improve or protect our environment, I want to …

SWCD Technical Director graduates from statewide leadership program

SWCD Technical Director graduates from statewide leadership program

MINNESOTA, Yellow Medicine SWCD — The Yellow Medicine Soil and Water Conservation District is proud to congratulate Tyler Knutson, Technical …

Conservation Mission Changes As Population Grows

Conservation Mission Changes As Population Grows

OHIO, Clermont County SWCD — “This is an aerial sewer crossing that comes into the sewage treatment plant up the …

Conservation Partners: Learn how conservation district partnerships work in community

Conservation Partners: Learn how conservation district partnerships work in community

MICHIGAN, Missaukee CD — Conservation Districts address many aspects of natural resources — working with landowners, recreators, educators, students of …

LeMars couple honored for conservation practices

LeMars couple honored for conservation practices

IOWA, Sioux County SWCD — Roger and Kathleen Hawkins have been recognized for taking steps to serve as local leaders …

Champaign County group hopes farmers reach for the STAR

Champaign County group hopes farmers reach for the STAR

ILLINOIS, Champaign County SWCD — If a homeowner wants an energy-efficient washing machine, they can look for an Energy Star …

5th Farm Tour will feature three operations

5th Farm Tour will feature three operations

OHIO, Highland SWCD — The fifth annual Highland County Farm Tour, co-hosted by Highland County Farm Bureau and the Highland …

Nerstrand farmers honored for conservation efforts

Nerstrand farmers honored for conservation efforts

MINNESOTA, Rice SWCD — The Rice Soil and Water Conservation District selected Bonde Farms of Nerstrand as the 2018 Outstanding …

Soil health movement infiltrates Indianapolis

Soil health movement infiltrates Indianapolis

INDIANA, Marion County SWCD — Gardeners working a plot at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church on the near east side are …

Ley family named Stearns Farm Family of the Year

Ley family named Stearns Farm Family of the Year

MINNESOTA, Stearns County SWCD — Dan and Crystal Ley and their children were honored by the University of Minnesota as …

Ohio SWCD employee battles Oregon wildfire

Ohio SWCD employee battles Oregon wildfire

OHIO, Vinton SWCD — Dave Runkle, 33, had a change of scenery from his work at the Vinton Water and …

Lancaster SWCD to celebrate 75 years of conservation efforts

Lancaster SWCD to celebrate 75 years of conservation efforts

OHIO, Lancast SWCD — To prepare his community for the Fairfield Soil and Water Conservation District‘s 75th anniversary, Education and …

Congratulations: Antrim Conservation District hires new manager

Congratulations: Antrim Conservation District hires new manager

MICHIGAN, Antrim CD — The Antrim Conservation District has a new district manager.  A native of southwestern lower Michigan, Wendy Warren …

Congratulations: Vermilion CD board makes interim executive director permanent

Congratulations: Vermilion CD board makes interim executive director permanent

ILLINOIS, Vermilion County CD — The Vermilion County Conservation District board promoted a long-time employee, Jamie Pasquale, on Wednesday to …

Getting conservation on the ground

OHIO, Ashland SWCD — Said Jane Houin, District Manager for the Ashland Soil and Water Conservation District, “The concept of …

Invasive species a multibillion dollar problem

Invasive species a multibillion dollar problem

MICHIGAN, Berrien CD — Jared Harmon, an invasive species outreach educator with the Berrien Conservation District, noted: “Invasive aquatic species …

Manistee Conservation District seeks millage renewal

Manistee Conservation District seeks millage renewal

MICHIGAN, Manistee CD — When voters passed a millage for the Manistee Conservation District in 2014, they quite literally breathed new life …

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