Aitkin Soil & Water Conservation District Monthly update

Aitkin Soil & Water Conservation District Monthly update

September 21, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI Wake the Lakes 0

By Paul Vold kkin@rjbroadcasting.com (9/21/21)

(Aitkin, MN) — Even with a few days of rain after a hot and dry summer, the Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation knows that longer sustained rains would help reverse the drought conditions going into the end of 2021.

Our most recent conversation with ACSWCD manager Steve Hughes says the past week of rain showers is nice but more is needed.

From his own recollection, Hughes recapped some of the more meaningful droughts in his lifetime.

With the summer wrapped up and frequent out-of-town guests becoming fewer, the battle against Aquatic Invasive Species continues.

Hughes is now adjusting his focus with the 1W1P that his office has been working on for a number of years.

Even before the bitter cold arrives, Forest Stewardship plans are still available to be done.

Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District manager Steve Hughes also talked about shoreland restoration, buffers, and more with the whole conversation which is available here: