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  • Pomme de Terre River Watershed Public Comments Meeting
    17:00 -18:00
    2020-03-04

    The 60-day formal review period for the Pomme de Terre River Draft Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan ended on Monday, February 11, 2020. Thank you to all of you who took the time to review it and submit comments.

    Our next step is to hold two public hearings in the watershed. I sent out a legal notice to nine of our local newspapers this week announcing the upcoming public hearings. In case you don’t get a chance to see any of those newspapers, here’s the announcement:

    NOTICE is hereby given that the Pomme de Terre River Association will hold two public hearings within the Pomme de Terre River watershed to hear public comments regarding the Pomme de Terre River Draft Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan, prior to submittal of the Plan to the Board of Water and Soil Resources for final review. The hearings will be held on the following dates: in the south region of the watershed on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm at the meeting room of Old No. 1, Morris, MN; and in the north region of the watershed on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm at the Dalton Community Center, Dalton, MN.

    The Pomme de Terre River Draft Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan can be found for review at www.pdtriver.org/projects/one-watershed-one-plan/; by contacting the PDTRA Coordinator at 320-589-4886 x 109; or by contacting an SWCD office in Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Stevens, Swift, or West Otter Tail Counties.

    The public is welcome to attend these hearings and may submit any comments regarding the Plan orally or in writing.

    Please contact me or your local SWCD office with any questions regarding the plan or the hearings.

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  • Irrigation Clinic
    09:00 -14:30
    2020-03-10

    Irrigators mark your calendars to attend an Irrigator’s Clinic is happening on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.  This event will be of interest to anyone who is actively engaged in irrigation on agricultural lands.

    A great line-up of speakers has committed to participating in the event representing: University of Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and Discovery Farms.

    Topics to be addressed during the day include: utilizing cover crops on irrigated acres, soil health, irrigation research, irrigation variable rate technology including water usage and power saving methods. Local sponsors will be on site with informational booths and technologies.

    Event registration begins at 9:00 AM, with the program commencing at 9:30 AM and concluding at 2:30 PM.  Lunch is included in the registration cost.

    Pre-registration is requested by sending $10 to Pope SWCD Attention Holly Kovarik, 1680 Franklin Street North, Glenwood, MN  56334 by Friday, February 28, 2020.  Registration at the door will increase to $20 and a meal cannot be guaranteed.

    The event location is at the Minneswaska House 24895 Highway 28, Glenwood Minnesota 56334.

    The event is sponsored by: Grand Irrigation, AgSense LLC., West Central Irrigation Inc., Klimek Bros Well Drilling, CHS, Nutra Drip Irrigation, Ag Country Farm Credit Services, and Bonanza Valley State Bank.

    The event is organized by Pope, Stearns, Swift, Kandiyohi, and Douglas Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

  • Pomme de Terre River Watershed Public Comments Meeting
    17:00 -18:00
    2020-03-10

    The 60-day formal review period for the Pomme de Terre River Draft Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan ended on Monday, February 11, 2020. Thank you to all of you who took the time to review it and submit comments.

    Our next step is to hold two public hearings in the watershed. I sent out a legal notice to nine of our local newspapers this week announcing the upcoming public hearings. In case you don’t get a chance to see any of those newspapers, here’s the announcement:

    NOTICE is hereby given that the Pomme de Terre River Association will hold two public hearings within the Pomme de Terre River watershed to hear public comments regarding the Pomme de Terre River Draft Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan, prior to submittal of the Plan to the Board of Water and Soil Resources for final review. The hearings will be held on the following dates: in the south region of the watershed on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm at the meeting room of Old No. 1, Morris, MN; and in the north region of the watershed on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm at the Dalton Community Center, Dalton, MN.

    The Pomme de Terre River Draft Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan can be found for review at www.pdtriver.org/projects/one-watershed-one-plan/; by contacting the PDTRA Coordinator at 320-589-4886 x 109; or by contacting an SWCD office in Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Stevens, Swift, or West Otter Tail Counties.

    The public is welcome to attend these hearings and may submit any comments regarding the Plan orally or in writing.

    Please contact me or your local SWCD office with any questions regarding the plan or the hearings.

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  • Board Meeting
    08:00 -10:00
    2020-03-12

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  • Our Farms… Our Future
    08:30 -12:30
    2020-03-26

    Are you a farmer? New to conservation Practices? Not sure where to get started? Join the Alexandria Technical Community College (ATCC) Farm Business Management (FBM) Program, Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Douglas Farm Service Agency (FSA), and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for a free seminar workshop.

    Mark your calendars to attend: “Our Farms… Our Future… Managing and maintaining the farm through best management practices”, on Thursday, March 26, 2020. This event will be held in the Customized Training Department at the Alexandria Technical and Community College. There will be free onsite parking available in the North lot of the campus, and snacks will be provided.

    All are invited to attend, ask questions, and learn about cost share opportunities that can benefit you and your land. Topics to be addressed during the day include: Ag. Best Management Practices (BMP) Loans, Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP), Farm Service Agency (FSA) Programs, MN Ag. Water Quality Certification Program, and Soil Health.

    Event registration begins at 8::30 AM, with the program commencing at 9:00 AM and concluding at 12:30 PM.

    The event location is at the Alexandria Technical and Community College – Customized Training Department (North wing of the main building) , 1601 Jefferson St. Alexandria, Minnesota 56308.

    The event is organized by Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District, Alexandria Technical and Community College – Farm Business Management, and the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, and the United States Department of Agriculture.

    ATCC Campus Map with parking and Event location marked

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