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Conversations Begin to discuss conservation needs

Web posted August 20, 2019
Pine River, MN – August 6, 2019– New efforts begin to help better understand farming community needs for conservation. Over the course of the next few months local government units and citizens are taking a new approach to partnerships with cattle ranchers and livestock producers. We have commissioned real ranchers and farmers, (your neighbors) that have seen conservation practices succeed on their Crow Wing and Cass County land, to engage in farmer to farmer conversations about soil and water conservation. Our goal is to promote practical, No “bull crap” (pun intended) solutions to the conservation hurdles farmers and ranchers face in their day to day operation.

We are looking for opportunities to build win-win scenarios, not only for the sake of soil health and water quality, but also for our rural Minnesota way of life! We want to see thriving family farms passed down to the next generations.

These efforts are part of the One Watershed One Plan Pine River Comprehensive Watershed Plan. A partnership between Cass and Crow Wing County and Cass and Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation Districts to protect and improve the Pine River Watershed. A watershed is an area of land that drains to a particular watercourse or body of water. The Pine River Watersheds starts near Backus, includes the Pine River and its tributaries and flow into the Mississippi River North West of Crosby, South of County Road 11 Pine River Bridge.

Funding for this is in part by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.

For more information visit http://www.crowwing.us/1476/Pine-River-1W1P

Contact Melissa Barrick via e-mail: melissa.barrick@crowwingswcd.org or by phone 218-828-6197.

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