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Matt Solemsaas, Stevens SWCD District Administrator, explains the rain garden installed at his home. Stevens SWCD can install rain gardens as a cost-share with homeowners.

SWCD highlights projects in Stevens County on tour

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MORRIS – On Wednesday, June 19, staff from the Stevens Soil and Water Conservation District showed off their work across the county during a conservation tour for local residents.


During the first top of the tour, TSA Area 2 Engineer Ross Reiffenberger explained a project to install stream barbs on the Pomme de Terre River to help prevent erosion.

Other projects highlighted on the tour included personal rain gardens that Stevens SWCD provided as a cost-share to local landowners, water and sediment control basins, and a living snow fence to help prevent blowing and drifting.  

Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.