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Stewardship in Action

Protecting Lake Vermilion

The North St. Louis Soil & Water Conservation District, Vermilion Lake Association, and Minnesota Lakes & River Advocates (MLR) have worked together over the last year to protect Lake Vermilion through a Lake Steward Program. Landowners interested in the program started by taking a 10-question quiz developed by MLR to “Score Your Shore.” A volunteer…

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North Saint Louis SWCD Aquatic Invasive Species Program – Summer 2021

North St Louis Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) hires two interns every summer to work with the aquatic invasive species (AIS) program. This year, Charles Greenberg and Jack Hasty were hired to work alongside Natalya Walker, the SWCD’s AIS Program Coordinator. Together, along with their team of 24 watercraft inspectors, they completed boat inspections,…

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Storm Drain Stenciling Continues to Be a Cross-Border Project!

Painting messages beside storm drains to help the public understand that only rain should go down the drain, because they divert water to either the Rainy River or Lake of the Woods, began several years ago as a cross-border project in Fort Frances, ON and International Falls, MN.  The project has grown every year with…

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