City of Hill City, Koochiching County receive Noxious Weed funds from MN Dept. of Agriculture

City of Hill City, Koochiching County receive Noxious Weed funds from MN Dept. of Agriculture

July 20, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (7/20/21)

(Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture recently announced the release of $95,000 worth of grant funding for the use of combatting noxious weeds across the State of Minnesota.

Cities, Counties, Townships, Conservation Districts, and Tribal Nations were awarded funds to help with purchasing equipment and supplies, conduct mapping and outreach activities, and hire applicators to manage noxious weeds.

The City of Hill City received $3,100 for their Hill City Buckthorn Control project and Koochiching County has also received $5,000 for their 2021 Koochiching County Noxious Weed Grant.

Noxious weeds are plants that have the potential or are known to be harmful to human or animal health, the environment, public roads, crops, livestock, or other property. A complete list of noxious weeds and the organizations awarded funds can be found with this story.

OrganizationAward AmountProject Title
Anoka Conservation District$5,000Invasive Species Control in Anoka County Phase 2
Becker SWCD$5,0002021 Becker County Noxious Weed and Invasive Plant MDA Grant
Carver County$5,000Carver County Noxious Weed Management Project
City of Hill City$3,100Hill City Buckthorn Control
City of Lewiston$5,000Prairie Trails Park Cleanup
Clay SWCD$5,000Eradicate Poison Hemlock
Cook County SWCD$5,000Protecting the Intrinsic Qualities of the Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway by Managing Invasive Species
Forest Township$5,000Forest Township: Noxious Weed Eradication, Treatment, and Education
Houston County Environmental Services$5,000Control of Japanese Hops Along the Root River Corridor in Houston County
Koochiching County$5,0002021 Koochiching County Noxious Weed Grant
North St. Louis SWCD$5,000Ely Area Woody Invasive Species Removal Project
Pennington SWCD$5,000Pennington County Noxious Weed and Invasive Plant Inventory
Pope SWCD$5,000Pope-Swift Cooperative Weed Management Area 2021
Prairie Island Indian Community$5,000Tribal Noxious Weed Management Project
Ramsey County$5,000Ramsey County Noxious Weed Grant 2021
Scott SWCD$2,000Scott Cooperative Weed Management Area Wild Parsnip Management
Stearns County$5,000Stearns County Rough Potato
Wabasha SWCD$5,000Bohemian Knotweed Management at Hammond Creek
Washington Conservation District$5,000Emerging Invasive Species in Washington County
Watonwan County$5,000Watonwan County Noxious Weed Program