Tricounty News

2008 Earth Day event

The Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) along with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Joint Powers Association (JPA) employees celebrated the 38th Anniversary of Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22. The celebration started with an afternoon staff retreat where employees learned the great 59 year history of Stearns SWCD from Manager, Dennis Fuchs. This motivated everyone for the main event of the day which was participating in the Adopt-A-Highway Program sponsored by the MN Department of Transportation. The Stearns County staff has committed to biannually cleaning up a 2-mile stretch of road near Marty for a minimum of two years. Jaime Schaunaman, a soil conservationist for the NRCS stated, "This is a great activity to get together with co-workers outside of work and do something positive for the environment." All programs and services are available without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, and marital or familial status. For more information, call Carrie Raber with the Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District at (320) 251-7800, ext. 3.