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DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
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Dairy council seeks candidates
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Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
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September 1, 2012
Conservation grants available for helping prairies, forests, wetlands
Organizations interested in applying for a grant to help fund projects that restore, enhance or protect Minnesota's prairies, forests and wetlands have until Wednesday, Sept. 26 to do so. The 2013 Conservation Partners Legacy Grant program offers a total of $4.6 million dollars to...
September 1, 2012 - 12:58pm
August 7, 2012
Legacy dollars putting conservation on the ground
Have you been out fishing or hiking this summer and noticed that shorelines around your favorite lake have more plants? Or, as you are biking or driving around town, have you seen new rain gardens being installed? Environmental improvement projects are underway all across Minnesota,...
August 7, 2012 - 10:27am
August 4, 2012
Conservation groups team up to protect state's prairies
A coalition of conservation groups and agencies, including the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), took a significant step forward thsi week in the protection, restoration and enhancement of the state's prairies, restored grasslands and prairie pothole wetlands. They...
August 4, 2012 - 3:09pm
July 19, 2012
Grants available for clean energy projects
Do you and your community need funding to get an energy efficiency or renewable energy project off the ground? The Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) can help. CERTs seeks to provide seed grants to support the labor costs for clean energy projects that spur community development...
July 19, 2012 - 2:34pm
July 2, 2012
DNR's Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine releases new app
A new application (app) released by the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine brings four wild and natural Minnesota places to the touchscreens of iPad users. The "Our Collective Legacy" app, now available for free download from the iTunes store, is a photo-rich, in-depth version...
July 2, 2012 - 2:35pm
June 13, 2012
Minnesota Waters begins new partnership with Conservation Minnesota
Two non-profits devoted to protection of the state's lakes, rivers and natural resources - Minnesota Waters and Conservation Minnesota - have reached agreement to continue their work as one organization. Just 20 days ago, the Minnesota Waters board of directors announced its decision...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
June 6, 2012
Students win 'Soil to Spoon' poster, mural contest
"Soil to Spoon" was the theme of the Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District's (SWCD) 2012 Poster and Mural Contest for 5th and 6th grade students. This spring, Elwood Anderson from the SWCD visited area classrooms to share information about the value of protecting natural resources. The...
June 6, 2012 - 12:00am
May 14, 2012
Area conservation group to host fundraiser dinner in St. Cloud
The Central Minnesota Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will host its 22nd Annual Sportsmen's Banquet on Tuesday, May 22 at the Kelly Inn-Best Western, 100 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, beginning with a reception party at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. As is the...
May 14, 2012 - 9:55am
April 25, 2012
Eric Klimek wins groundwater fest logo contest
On Wednesday, May 2, nearly 500 4th grade students from Douglas County area schools will participate in the 19th annual Kids' Water Festival...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
March 21, 2012
Conservation position available locally for summer
A summer apprenticeship position for a young adult, age 18 to 25, is available at the Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) through Conservation Corps Minnesota. The SWCD has been chosen as one of several placement sites throughout the state. The program is funded through...
March 21, 2012 - 12:00am
March 19, 2012
Sign-up starts for CRP farm program; biologist hired for Douglas County area
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up, beginning March 12, 2012 and ending on April 6, 2012. There are approximately 1.6 million enrolled CRP acres in Minnesota, with an estimated 292,000 acres set to expire...
March 19, 2012 - 9:16am
March 16, 2012
Conservation groups to host open house
The Douglas Soil Water Conservation District, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency will host an all-day Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) open house today, March 16. It will take place at the United States Department of Agriculture Service Center located...
March 16, 2012 - 12:00am
March 3, 2012
Apply now for summer jobs with Conservation Corps Minnesota
High school youth may apply until April 20 for one of 130 positions available with the Conservation Corps Minnesota summer conservation work program. "Participants can expect to work hard on projects such as trail construction, erosion control, bridge and boardwalk building, and...
March 3, 2012 - 12:06pm
February 5, 2012
Classes in Willmar train Master Naturalists
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer. Mid-Central Research and Outreach Center in Willmar is hosting a Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training beginning Thursday, February 23, and running through...
February 5, 2012 - 2:29pm
January 19, 2012
Deadline extended to sign up for Conservation Stewardship Program
The deadline for producer applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has been extended to January 27, according to USDA's National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). While CSP is a continuous sign-up program and producers can apply to enroll at any time of the...
January 19, 2012 - 9:33am