Grant SWCD
712 Industrial Park Blvd
Elbow Lake, MN 56531


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8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

News

26
Feb

Rain Barrel Pre-Order Sale (Postponed until fall 2020)

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, ORDERING IS POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL OF 2020. Discounts for Rain Barrels in Hoffman, Elbow Lake, and Ashby will still be available when we start selling the barrels this fall. If you would like to be placed on a list to be contacted in the fall please call (218) 685-5395.   About: Rain barrels allow you to save stormwater coming from your gutter system. Simply divert your gutter downspout into the barrel and you will be able to collect and store water for your garden! These barrels come fully assembled and are 24” Deep x 24” Wide x 32” High and can hold a total of 45 gallons. The large opening and flat back design allow for easy installation and placement of the downspout while the spoke and wheel pattern in the top of the barrel keeps it child and pet...
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10
Feb

Conservation Accomplishments – 2019

Grant County residents take conservation seriously, but don’t take our word for it. Take a look at the list of the conservation accomplishments below! The numbers below represent accumulative numbers, with current contracts, within Grant County. Conservation Reserve Program (General CRP) 108 contracts covering 3,312.40 acres. $244,898.00 in annual payments to Grant County landowners. Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP) 1278 contracts covering 21,717.29 acres. $3,340,689.00 in annual payments to Grant County landowners. Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) 18 easements on 1,212 acres. $1,676,965.00 in easement payments to Grant County landowners. Reinvest in Minnesota Reserve Program (RIM)/ Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) 25 easements on 1,301.1 acres. $720,041.76 in easement payments to Grant County landowners. RIM/WRP 11 completed easements on 1,246.8 acres $3,703,917.00 in easement payments to Grant County landowners RIM Riparian Buffer 1 Easement on 110.4 acres. $201,237.23 in easement payments to one Grant county landowner. RIM...
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19
Mar

Drinking Water Testing Kits

Clean drinking water is a fundamental building block of good health, and the quality often times is taken for granted. City supplied water is monitored and maintained at safe drinking levels. However, if you have your own well it is the homeowner’s responsibility to make sure that the drinking water is safe for consumption. Grant SWCD has partnered with RMB Environmental Laboratories to provide drinking water sampling kits for pick up and drop off at our office in Elbow Lake. Testing kits are available for the following: Bacteria Nitrogen Arsenic Lead Fluoride Secondary Contaminants (Iron, Manganese, Hardness, Sulfate) Testing your water: Pick up a water testing kit at the Grant SWCD office (712 Industrial Park Blvd., Elbow Lake, MN. Not sure what to test for? Simply call RMB Environmental Laboratories at 218-846-1465. They will be happy to answer your questions. Collect your water sample and...
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06
Mar

Conservation Accomplishments – 2018 Updates

Grant County residents take conservation seriously, but don’t take our word for it. Take a look at the list of the conservation accomplishments below! The numbers below represent accumulative numbers, with current contracts, within Grant County. Conservation Reserve Program (General CRP) 122 contracts covering 3616.67 acres. $266,528.00 in annual payments to Grant County landowners. Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP) 1329 contracts covering 22,375.77 acres. $3,394,400.00 in annual payments to Grant County landowners. Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) 18 easements on 1,212 acres. $1,676,965.00 in easement payments to Grant County landowners. Reinvest in Minnesota Reserve Program (RIM)/ Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) 25 easements on 1,301.1 acres. $720,041.76 in easement payments to Grant County landowners. RIM/WRP 11 completed easements on 1,246.8 acres $3,703,917.00 in easement payments to Grant County landowners RIM Riparian Buffer 1 Easement on 110.4 acres. $201,237.23 in easement payments to one Grant county landowner. RIM...
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11
May

Conservation Accomplishments – 2017 Updates

Grant County residents take conservation seriously, but don’t take our word for it. Take a look at the list of the conservation accomplishments below! (Last Updated: Spring 2017) Conservation Reserve Program (General CRP) 143 contracts covering 4262.47 acres. $312,453.00 in annual payments to Grant County landowners. Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP) 1,235 contracts covering 20,990.52 acres. $2,940,863.00 in annual payments to Grant County landowners. Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) 18 easements on 1,212 acres. $1,676,965.00 in easement payments to Grant County landowners. Reinvest in Minnesota Reserve Program (RIM)/ Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) 25 easements on 1,301.1 acres. $720,041.76 in easement payments to Grant County landowners. RIM/WRP 11 completed easements on 1,246.8 acres $3,703,917.00 in easement payments to Grant County landowners RIM Riparian Buffer 1 Easement on 110.4 acres. $201,237.23 in easement payments to one Grant county landowner. RIM Red River Valley Flood Recovery 4 Easements...
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