Tree Program

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  Brown SWCD is now accepting tree orders for the 2016 planting season.  Order deadline is February 12, 2016 or until stock is exhausted.  Trees are sold on a first come, first served basis.  We have several hardwood and evergreen species…Continue Reading →

DOUGLAS GOODRICH GRADUATES FROM STATEWIDE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Congratulations are extended to Douglas Goodrich the District Manager for the Brown Soil and Water Conservation District for successfully completing a one-year leadership development program sponsored by the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The program, titled “The…Continue Reading →

BUFFER LEGISLATION UPDATE

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In June of this year, Governor Dayton signed into law a new buffer initiative aimed at enhancing protection of Minnesota’s waters. The buffer initiative will help protect the state’s water resources from erosion and runoff pollution by establishing roughly 110,000…Continue Reading →

Conservation Buffers

WHAT IS A CONSERVATION BUFFER? Conservation buffers are small areas or strips of land in permanent vegetation placed in the landscape to help control pollutants and reduce other environmental concerns.  They are designed to slow water runoff, provide shelter and stabilize riparian areas.  Conservation…Continue Reading →