Chisago Soil & Water Conservation District

As the weather warms, many people are itching to get out into the yard and clean up what winter has left behind. The snowplow can leave all kinds of interesting artifacts in your yard, including garbage, chunks of turf, rocks, and big piles of dirt. As you begin sorting through these “gifts” in your yard, […]

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There may be snow still on the ground, but planting season is right around the corner. Time is running out for ordering trees and shrubs through the Chisago Soil & Water Conservation District.  The tree and shrub order form is available on the district’s website or at it’s office in North Branch.  The pick up […]

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The Chisago Soil & Water Conservation District would like to recognize Hazelden Foundation. It was chosen as one of eight finalists for the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts annual Outstanding Conservationist award. Although Hazelden wasn’t chosen as the overall state winner, it is an outstanding example of a local water quality steward. […]

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When we think of gardens, we think of spring and summer, and sometimes even fall. But we never think of winter!  Sure, some of the wiser gardeners out there plant certain species that will look nice in winter (providing “winter interest” such as berries or bright colored bark), but very few people realize that gardens […]

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The Chisago Soil & Water Conservation District has installed over 30 new rain gardens in the county in the past two years.  Many of these gardens are located on public or commercial properties, such as libraries and schools. Staff at these locations is often too busy to keep up on the rain garden maintenance, such […]

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