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Conservation Bus Tour

Happy 67th Birthday Douglas SWCD!

Come join the Douglas SWCD staff as they celebrate their 67th year in conservation on a guided bus tour around Douglas County. This tour is open to anyone and will include many stops highlighting a variety of successful conservation practices along the way!

This year’s tour will be held on Sept. 8, 2021 and will be leaving from the SWCD office at 9 AM returning around 3 PM. Some of the locally implemented conservation practices highlighted on this tour will include: Ag Waste, Conservation Tree Planting, Grazing, Lake Shore Restoration, No Till/Strip Till Practices, Pollinator Plantings, Streambank Erosion, Terraces, Water and sediment Control Basins and Wetland Restorations.

Tour is completely free, and lunch will be provided. Please call ahead to reserve your spot on the bus, as space is limited!

The Address of the SWCD office:

900 Robert St. Suite 102
Alexandria, MN 56308

Phone Number for reserving your spot on the bus:

320-763-3191 x3

Stormwater Management

Do you practice stormwater (rain and snow melt) management around your home? If you have gutters, use a rain barrel, or keep the street drain clear of leaves and debris then you are! Proper stormwater management around you home helps prevent basement flooding, water pooling in your yard or walkways, and can water your flower beds for you. If you want to learn more about managing rain and snowmelt around your home click the link below for more information.

https://www.jeffcomo.org/uploads/Stormwater/Slide%20Shows/Controlling%20Stormwater%20Runoff%20at%20Home.pdf

Did you know the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency requres cities and contractors to manage stormwater to prevent erosion and pollution to our rivers and lakes? If you want to know more clicke the link below for more information

https://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/stormwater