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New Services Offered in 2019
As a Conservation District we are always trying to adapt to the needs of folks here in Sargent County. This year we are expanding our services to help people who are trying to get trees established to increase their odds. This summer we will offer Fabric Maintenance, Removal, and Weeding as part of our services.
Weed Barrier Fabric is a great product that has increased tree planting success. However if the fabric is forgotten about after installation it can begin to do more harm than good. Over time the fabric can pinch around the tree stunting and decreasing the health of the tree. To fix this the slit where the tree went into the fabric needs to be expanded. In other cases it might be suggested to remove your tree fabric completely. If you have fabric over suckering shrubs you are stopping that row of shrubs from completely filling in with new growth. On newer plantings weed growth within the slit of the fabric where the tree is planted can be a problem. Large, annual weeds use up moisture and shade out smaller trees. That is why we are also offering the weeding service as well.
For information or questions about your planting call our office @ (701) 724-3247 ext 3.
2019 Achievement Award Banquet
On January 25, 2019; the Wild Rice Soil Conservation District held it's annual Achievement Award Banquet at The Springs in Gwinner. This year we honored Dennis and Nick McLaen for the conservation work done on their farm. They have implemented no-till farming, cover crops, tree plantings, and other practices across their operation making them model stewards of the land. In addition to being honored locally, the McLaen's were also acknowledged alongside other achievement award winners from across North Dakota at the ND Association of Soil Conservation Districts Annual Meeting in Bismarck in November. Below is a picture of Nick, Katie, Carl, and Ruth McLaen being presented with their plaque by Joe Breker (board member of the Wild Rice Soil Conservation District).
New Supervisors to the Wild Rice
The Wild Rice Soil Conservation District welcomes Eric Delahoyde and Rhonda Throener as new supervisors to the district. The district is excited to add in their expertise and background to our board. They join current members Duayne Baldwin, Joe Breker, and Roger Zetocha.
Supervisors Length of Service Awards
At the ND Association of Soil Conservation Districts Annual Meeting, three of our supervisors were recognized for their long standing commitment to the Wild Rice Soil Conservation District. Kent Carpenter (20 years), Joe Breker (30 years), and Duayne Baldwin (40 years) have all been an integral part of the success that the Wild Rice Soil Conservation District has had. Colleen Carpenter was on hand at our Achievement Award Banquet to accept the award on Kent's behalf.
Monthly Board Meeting: March 12th at 8 AM @ Forman Office Please contact us if you would like to get on the agenda.
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HEBREWS 6:7 : Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God.