September 14, 2020

As winter approaches, you may think your outdoor projects are done for the year, but if you have buckthorn removal on your list of chores, late fall and early winter are great times to get it done.

Why is Buckthorn Bad?

There are many reasons this invasive, non-native...

September 7, 2020

Many residents of Scott County call the Prior Lake/Spring Lake and Sand Creek watershed’s their home.  Beautiful shorelines and gently flowing streams are much-valued features of the land, and the Scott Soil and Water Conservation District (Scott SWCD) has been awarded...

August 27, 2020

If you find yourself driving down County Road 11, look east just as you pass 225th Street for a magnificent view of a new asset in Scott County. What you’ll see is 87 acres of land restored to a fully functioning wetland. With picturesque scenery, it will provide amazi...

August 13, 2020

Scott County is filled with beautiful rolling hills and swaying landscapes, creating a picturesque scene when you look out to the horizon. Lowell Schmitz, who has been farming since he was old enough to help his parents feed the animals on their farm., knows the view w...

August 3, 2020

The Scott SWCD and partners are happy to debut Scott County's Lawns to Legums program! The program will provide technical assistance and funding for pollinator habitat in residential neighborhoods. 

If you're looking to participate in the program and plant pollinat...

July 31, 2020

Wondering how to transform your land into beautiful native prairie? The Scott SWCD hosted a webinar on July 23 to explain just that! Look below to view the recorded educational webinar. 

If you're looking to start a native prairie project on your property, there's...

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