conservation notes
Thinking spring already? You can get a head start on spring by ordering trees and shrubs from the Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District. Our 2014 tree and shrub order form is available on our website or at our office in North Branch. We once again have bundles of five large-size species.  Th...Read More
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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”...Read More
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The Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District and the Chisago County Environmental Services and Zoning are partnering with the Recycling Association of Minnesota to offer affordable rain barrels and compost bins to residents of Chisago County.  Rain barrels are a great way to reduce the amount o...Read More
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Ice fishing on local lakes is one of Minnesota’s favorite winter pastimes. It can be a beautiful scene out on a frozen, snowy lake. It can also be a dirty mess. It’s not difficult to find piles of garbage left next to an abandoned fishing hole.  While this garbage is ugly and unsightly during t...Read More
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Construction is wrapping up at the Chisago County courthouse in Center City.  The past month has seen major changes at the front main entrance of the courthouse.  Gone are the large raised planters.  In their place, innovative water quality Best Management Practices (BMPs) have been installed. Th...Read More
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As publicity about various invasive species, both aquatic and terrestrial, grows, it is important to understand exactly what an invasive species is.  There is a plethora of words used in the media to describe problematic plants and animals, including invasive, exotic, non-native, noxious, alien, an...Read More
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