As lakeshore owners on Perkins Lake were removing their docks and lifts for the season, several reported finding zebra mussels on their equipment. The area DNR invasive species specialist confirmed the reports on October 8th in multiple locations of the lake. Additionally, they found one zebra mussel at the public... Read More
Congratulations to Steve and Wanda Howe of Chokio for being selected as Stevens County’s Outstanding Conservationists for 2018. They are pictured here with their son Levi in a rain garden on their property that was constructed by Stevens SWCD. Steve and Wanda have been part of his family farm for... Read More
November 6th is election day and SWCD supervisor candidates will be on the ballots across Minnesota. Click here to find out more about the Stevens SWCD supervisors and the election process. Each county in Minnesota has five elected supervisors. Please check out the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation... Read More
In Stevens County, 13 farms have been certified with nearly 10,800 acres under the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP). Interest in the program is growing and that tells us local farmers are interested in protecting the land and water resources around us. The MAWQCP is a voluntary program... Read More
Stevens SWCD had another successful year helping landowners put conservation on the land. Click here to read about what we accomplished in 2017.
The West Central Technical Service Area 2, serving twelve Soil and Water Conservation Districts in central Minnesota, is seeking an Advanced Engineering Technician or Engineer in Training with experience in surveying and construction of natural resource and non-point pollution control best management practices. Responsibilities include project planning, design and construction... Read More
Stevens SWCD had another successful year in 2016, helping landowners in Stevens County implement conservation practices that will help protect the natural resources in our area. Click here to read the 2016 Stevens SWCD Annual Review.
Supervisors Don Huntley and Kirby Hufford retired from the Stevens SWCD board at the end of 2016. Two new supervisors were elected to the board and will begin their terms in January 2017. These new board members are Troy Goodnough and Dennis Feuchtenberger, and they will join existing board members... Read More
GENERAL NOTICE TO CONTROL OR ERADICATE NOXIOUS WEEDS Notice is hereby given this 15th day of May, 2016, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 18.83, subd. 7, (1992), that all persons in Stevens County, Minnesota, shall control or eradicate all noxious weeds on land they own, occupy or are required to... Read More
(May 2, 2016) — The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is encouraging farmers to bring in water samples from wells, ditches, streams or tile outlets for free nitrate screening. The screening is completely confidential and takes about 20 minutes. Nitrate testing is an easy way for farmers to get a... Read More