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Conservation News: Money available to turn yards over to pollinators


July 17, 2020

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The Carlton SWCD, partnering with The Xerces Society and the Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community, has money from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Lawns to Legumes program to help 30 residents in Carlton County to pay up all the costs to create pollinator--friendly spaces.

Have you heard the buzz? The Carlton Soil and Water Conservation District has been busy helping community members plant pollinator habitat in their backyards.

Carlton SWCD recently held its first-ever Native Plant Kit sale, breaking the record of any sale of its kind. Local community members purchased 194 native plant kits geared to several different purposes including attracting monarch butterflies, pine mulch, rain gardens and, the most popular, pollinator kits. Residents came from as far away as Two Harbors and Pine City to do their part in planting native grasses, flowers and sedges. Du...

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