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Soil and Water Conservation District

March 8, 2018
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Farmers will be seeding buffers along public ditches to meet the state's new law requiring 16.5 feet of perennial vegetation.  The Renville County Soil and Water Conservation District saw lots of interest to an increased cost-share offer it recently publicized.
Renville County's increased buffer offer boosts interest
March 8, 2018 - 7:04am
February 24, 2018

Dean Dambroten experimented with inter-seeding a cover crop on his Renville County farm.
Soil health gains traction in farm country: Reduced tillage, cover crops offer benefits
February 24, 2018 - 6:33am
January 23, 2018
Minnesota DNR photo
DNR opens enrollment for Walk-In Access Program
January 23, 2018 - 11:22am
August 19, 2017
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A buffer is land adjacent to a stream, river, lake or wetland. Buffers are critically important to keeping water clean.
Renville SWCD ready to assist landowners in meeting buffer law
August 19, 2017 - 8:04am
July 6, 2017
Tom Cherveny / Tribune 

It's a messy point to make, but Holly Hatlewick, manager of the Renville County Soil and Water Conservation District, made it by showing the different water infiltration rates in soils that range from low to high in organic content. She used a rainfall simulator to show that cover crops increase organic matter and the health of soil during a presentation last week to 75 to 80 attendees of an event in Renville.
Cover crops catch on: Farmers say don't fear failure
July 6, 2017 - 8:12pm
March 4, 2017
Enrollment period for Walk-In Access Program now open
March 4, 2017 - 5:49am
February 28, 2017
Holly Hatlewick, director of the Renville County Soil and Water Conservation District, assists landowners following an informational meeting Monday on the new buffer regulations in Olivia.  (Tom Cherveny / Tribune)
Buffer law draws questions from landowners in Renville County
February 28, 2017 - 6:31am
January 10, 2016
Erosion and sloughing occur on the banks of Kandi Creek as waters race through it following rain showers. The flashy hydrology of the watershed is a contributing factor to the water quality problems evident in Lake Wakanda and the downstream chain of lakes including Little Kandiyohi, Swan, Kasota, Minnetaga and Big Kandiyohi. (SUBMITTED)
Clean Water grant will benefit Kandi Creek
January 10, 2016 - 11:20pm