#FridaysOnTheFarm

Check out this amazing water quality improvement story! The Fletcher Gulch Watershed consists of 6,500 acres. The lower half of the watershed is irrigated cropland, and the upper half is rangeland. The drainage enters the Old Owyhee Ditch, a tributary to the Owyhee and Snake rivers. “We knew we had a problem with water quality,

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Conservation Best Practices Manual Available for Free Download

The Conservation Learning Group has published the Whole Farm Conservation Best Practices Manual to aid farmers in selecting conservation measures appropriate for their farms. Designed primarily for farmers just starting out through three years of adopting conservation practices, the manual provides a broad range of information that could be beneficial to any producer. The manual is available

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#FridaysOnTheFarm

This Friday meet Martha Neale, of Windmist Farm in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Martha operates the farm with her husband, George, raising beef cattle, goats, sheep, pastured pork, and layer hens. The land has been in their family since the early 1960s.  Continue reading here.

Snapshot Supplies Donation!

Thank you to Scott County, Iowa Conservation for donating IOWATER materials for us to use for our 2020 Snapshots! This will enable us to increase the number water quality testing sites throughout the county and to continue monitoring for years to come!

2020 Scott SWCD Native Praire Plant Sale

Orders are now being taken for the Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District’s annual plant sale! Final date to order is March 25, 2020. Contact the SWCD to place an order: (563) 391-1403 x. 3.

#FridaysOnTheFarm

This Friday meet Bill Cooper a cattle farmer from Wythe County, Virginia, where he raises Angus cattle on the same land that his family has operated since 1941. Bill lives on the farm with his son, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

New Partnership with Hach!

Partners of Scott County Watersheds has some exciting news: Hach, a leader in water analysis solutions, is a new partner with PSCW! The company has generously provided us with enough pH, nitrogen, chloride, and ammonia testing equipment to cover all three of our 2020 Snapshot volunteer water quality monitoring events. This valuable donation will help us

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#FridaysOnTheFarm

This Friday visit Groundwork Elizabeth, a 501c3 non-profit located in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Elizabeth is the fourth largest city in New Jersey and is one of the most urbanized communities in the state. Founded in 2003, the organization’s mission is to build healthy, sustainable and equitable communities. Read more here.

“Enhancing our Roadsides” Presentation

Wednesday February 26thScott County Library, 200 N. 6th Avenue, Eldridge, IA Meet and greet with Brian Burkholder, Roadside Vegetation Specialist, from 5:30-6:00pmPresentation at 6:00pm Brian Burkholder from Scott County Secondary Roads will explain how you can take action to bring native prairie to Scott County roadsides and be a part of protecting Iowa’s natural resources!

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