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 By Kim Samuelson    News    July 11, 2019

Carlton SWCD: A great return on your investment

ROI: Return on Investment. For those who don't know, this simply means what you get (return) for what you give (invest). And as a taxpayer, you have the right and responsibility to ask about the...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    News    April 25, 2019

Take the plunge into water monitoring

Well, I did it. I took the plunge! The water's great and I aim to help keep it that way! No, I didn't "literally" jump into the water, especially this time of year! Brrrrrr! But after thinking about i...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    News    March 28, 2019

Farms important in water quality question

It's finally springtime, and after a long winter, many people want to get outside and get busy with outdoor projects. That includes local farmers. For them, spring means that after a long winter of...

 

SWCD: Working on positive changes

A wise woman, cultural anthropologist and author Margaret Mead, once said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world." This describes what the Carlton...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    News    February 7, 2019

Passion for pollinators leads to SWCD recognition

For many of us, life sometimes becomes mere survival. We feel that each day is like the one before...going to work to make the money to pay the bills that enable us to live and be able to go to work...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    News    January 31, 2019

Education leads to change, and change leads to education

Many of us like to keep our lives on an "even keel" without too much "rocking the boat." However, new ideas, new facts, new treatments all lead to new ways of doing things, to change, to "rocking the...

 

Cloquet conservationist made strides in urban forestry and pollinator habitats

In this second article about the 2018 Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) conservation awards, we introduce you to Bob Nelson of Cloquet, who was given the title of 2018 Urban...

 
 By Kim Samuelson    News    January 3, 2019

Conservation award winners showing education in action

Four landowners were recently chosen by the Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) as the 2018 Carlton County conservation award winners. All four were honored for the unique...

 

A great way to start your day

About 1,000 adults and children started their Saturday, June 23 the right way: with a great breakfast of eggs, sausage and pancakes, a chance to visit old and new friends and neighbors in the...

 

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