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Local Conservation Input Meeting

What: Local Work Group Meeting

When: 9:00am Monday, April 11.

Where:  Ag. Service Center Conference Rm, 900 Robert Street (behind north “McDonalds” )


The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Douglas Soil & Water Conservation District will be holding a meeting to gather input on local natural resource concerns in Douglas County.  The meeting is being held to gather concerns from local interest groups and individuals in an effort to make sound decisions on protecting our natural resources (soil, water, air, plants, and animals).  Representatives from farm groups, fishing or wildlife clubs, lake associations, Ag business, etc. are encouraged to come. 

The items gathered from this meeting will be presented to the Local Work Group who is responsible for setting priorities and ranking for conservation programs here in Douglas County.  Programs such as the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)and the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and Wetland Reserve Program are available programs which require Resource Concerns to be identified.  The Local Work Group is responsible for addressing the natural resource needs of the county by setting priorities which will help put funding to address those resource needs. 

Contact information:  NRCS & Douglas SWCD office  320-763-3191 ext. 3

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.

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