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June 1, 2019
Jesse Peterson (left), Holden Krause and Harper Bach share smiles as Krause shows the younger students he's mentoring how to plant a new seedling in the soil at LP-A Elementary's new pollinator garden. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Calling all pollinators: LP-A Elementary students plant 1,100 seedlings at their school
June 1, 2019 - 12:00pm
January 9, 2019
A drone photo shows an erosion control project nearing completion in Callaway Township this past fall. The project treated 450 acres to eliminate a chief contributor of sediment to the upper reaches of the Buffalo River. New grant dollars will allow for accelerated planning and construction of similar measures throughout Becker County's portion of the Buffalo River Watershed. (Photo courtesy Becker County Soil and Water Conservation District)
Becker County awarded Clean Water Fund grant: $800K will keep improvements flowing at Buffalo River Watershed
January 9, 2019 - 1:27pm
January 15, 2018
Becker SWCD's Marsha Watland (bottom right), who has been a member of the North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) Board of Directors since 2016, recently received the Board Member of the Year Award for her work as the Weed Free Forage and Gravel Coordinator. (Submitted photo)
Becker County SWCD employees earn state, national awards
January 15, 2018 - 10:00am
Filing for SWCD supervisor candidates set May 17-31
April 15, 2016 - 5:45am
April 1, 2016
Becker SWCD seeking public input in local water management planning process; meeting is April 12
April 1, 2016 - 5:45am
March 16, 2016
SWCD forums set Thursday in Callaway, April 12 in Detroit Lakes
March 16, 2016 - 11:03am
May 18, 2014
SWCD hosts area fifth graders
May 18, 2014 - 9:30am
May 13, 2014
Candidates can file for SWCD supervisor, May 20-June 3
May 13, 2014 - 4:00pm
March 9, 2014
Jeff Norby, left, and Ed Musielewicz of the Natural Resources Conservation Service demonstrate how different types of soil dissolve in water, thus showing how water erosion can have a more drastic effect on loamy topsoils than on sandy soils. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes
Help for Becker County’s shallow lakes
March 9, 2014 - 5:00pm
January 12, 2014
SWCD now accepting tree orders for 2014
January 12, 2014 - 2:00pm
January 9, 2014
Callaway native Don Lefebvre stepped down from his position on the Becker Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors on Dec. 31. A reception in his honor is planned for Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. The public is invited. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes
After 42 years, Lefebvre leaves Becker SWCD board
January 9, 2014 - 8:00am
December 23, 2013
Des Moines, Iowa, native Peter Mead became the new administrator of the Becker County Soil & Water Conservation District in April after several years with the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s state office. He says there are a lot of positive things happening in conservation right now. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes
New Becker County SWCD leader sees change
December 23, 2013 - 2:40pm
May 14, 2013
Dean Hendrickson, left, and Brad Grant are both retiring from the Becker County Soil and Water Conservation District this month. An open house in their honor is planned on Thursday, May 23 at the SWCD office, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. “It’s just time,” says Grant, who has been the SWCD’s administrator since 1978 — the same year that Hendrickson came to the district as a conservationist, after four years with the East Otter Tail SWCD in Perham. VICKI GERDES/TRIBUNE
Hendrickson, Grant leave SWCD
May 14, 2013 - 6:00am
January 9, 2009
Representatives of the Becker SWCD District presented John and Linda Schouviller with a plaque during the MASWCD Convention for being chosen Becker County's 2008 Conservationist of the Year. Pictured left to right are Duane Grossman, Brad Grant, Linda Schouviller and John Schouviller, Jerome Flottemesch, Dale Lubitz and Ginger Flynn.
Schouvillers honored by state SWCD
January 9, 2009 - 12:00am
June 21, 2008
Three positions open for Becker County SWCD supervisor; filing period starts July 1
June 21, 2008 - 12:00am