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filing for swcd supervisor candidates is May 22-june 5, 2018


Townships that are up for elections: 

Area 2:  St. George, Glendorado

Area 3:  Granite Ledge, Maywood, and Eastern Alberta

Benton County residents if you are interested in becoming a Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor the filing period is coming up soon.  SWCD supervisor positions are filled through general elections which will take place on November 6, 2018.  Those interested in running for Supervisor should file at the County Auditor's office from May 22 through June 5, 2018.  Candidates must reside in one of the nomination districts up for elections. 

Please call the office if you have questions on becoming a Benton SWCD Supervisor. 

320-968-5300 ext 3

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big thank you for all who ordered trees for the 2018 season!!!  

We sold a total of 27,451 trees! 



now accepting comments on the 2018 County Comprehensive Local Water Management Plan.

Please submit comments by Monday June 4th 

2018 Water Plan Draft

2018 Water Plan Comment Sheet

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thank you!!!

Thank you to everyone that came out to the March 14th Cover Crop Workshop. 

Special thank you to our presenters (Randy Pepin, U of M Extension Educator in Livestock and Jared Goplen, U of M Extension Educator in Crops) and a great panel of farmers that came out to give their experience with cover crops.  (Mel Hauck, Glen Kaschmitter, and Lee Zabinski)  Below are some pictures of cover crops that have been planted.



Frozen Fest 2/15/18

Kelly and Casey had the pleasure of attending Frozen Fest at St. Ben's. 

They had a blast teaching the kids about how a watershed functions, and that keeping the soil covered with various plants helps to reduce pollutions from getting into our lakes and rivers. 


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2/20/18 - Last week Mike McMillin, who were among a group of 23 conversations leaders from across Minnesota, who visited Washington, D.C as part of a leadership development program sponsored by Minnesota Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts.


While in Washington, the group me with Minnesota and federal lawmakers, including the United States Department of Agriculture and Natural Resource Conservation Service.  The Washington D.C. seminar is one of seven sessions that are part of MASWCD's Leadership Program led by the University of Minnesota Extensions.

Click on the picture above to read more about the Popp family.  Thank you Sauk Rapids Herald for the great article.

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