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EOT SWCD Supervisor Position Open For District I

EOT SWCD Supervisor Position Open For District I

August 02, 2022 by Darren Newville

Due to the recent passing of Dennis Reynolds, East Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District (EOT SWCD) District I Supervisor, the EOT SWCD is looking for candidates that are concerned about water quality and soil erosion and are interested in serving their community to fill this position for the remainder of Dennis’s term (Jan 2024) through board appointment according to state statute.

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Lakeshore Owners Loving Their Lakes to Death to Live the Perfect #Lakelife

Lakeshore Owners Loving Their Lakes to Death to Live the Perfect #Lakelife

June 28, 2020 by Darren Newville

I get it, we want our lake homes or cabins larger enough to accommodate all our family and friends. We want to have patios and decks that allow us to enjoy an unobstructed view of the lake. We want perfect, golf course-like, manicured lawns with sandy beaches that allow the kids or grandkids access to the lake for swimming. We want the lake in front of our lots to be weed free so the kids can swim without anything touching their feet or legs. We want a perfectly clear lake free of any aquatic invasive species, and we need to have a garage or shed conveniently placed and large enough to store all the toys we use on the water. We want the lake to be abundant with desirable fish so that we can catch one on almost every cast. We want to live the perfect #LakeLife experience. Sounds great, but is it great for the lake?

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What the Heck is an SWCD?

What the Heck is an SWCD?

March 04, 2020 by Darren Newville

Soil and Water Conservation District, Soils Office, Soil Conservation Service, Soil and Water, what….? What is a Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) other than a mouthful, and why should you care?  I’ve been working for SWCD’s for over 25 years and I believe that 90% of the general public does not know what a SWCD is or what we do. So, what the heck is an SWCD?

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