February 22, 2019

In the winter, we use salts to deice hard surfaces like sidewalks, roads, and driveways. However, it only takes about 1 teaspoon of salt to permanently pollute five gallons of water. Because of the chloride pollution in several waterways in Scott County, the Scott Wate...

February 20, 2019

The Scott Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a free workshop at the Spring Lake Town Hall on Wednesday, March 13st from 6:30 to 8:00pm to teach landowners the how-to’s of planting a native prairie.  Learn about site preparation, how to get your planting st...

February 19, 2019

Area farmers are invited to learn about how to make cover crops profitable at an upcoming workshop on Thursday, March 14 from 9:30am to 2:30pm at the Le Center American Legion.

The workshop will feature a farmer-led panel covering multiple topics including no-till, stri...

February 14, 2019

Winter is a fact of life in Minnesota.  Freezing rain and snow fall from the sky onto our driveways and sidewalks, and we remove it with a snow blower and shovel and put on rock salt to do the final melting.  Once the salt has dissolved and cleared our icy pavement, we...

February 1, 2019

Starting this year, funding is available for planting trees. New tree and shrub plantings of one acre or more on crop land may be eligible for up to 70% cost-share and annual incentive payments of up to $275 per acre for ten years. The cost share helps pay for establis...

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