Your local SWCD wants to partner with landowners for the sake of conservation. If you want to make a difference, it starts in your own yard. Whether you own a large lot or occupy just a small plot of land, we can point you to a handful of conservation practices that will benefit your property, your neighborhood, and nearby waterways.
All property is located within a watershed, which describes an area of land that contains a common set of streams and rivers that all drain into a single larger body of water.
The key word to remember with watersheds is “Connection.” Everything is connected to everything else in a watershed. For example, your lawn is connected to the street, which is connected to the storm sewers, which is connected to a stream, which is connected to a lake, etc... Therefore, what you do in your yard has the potential to affect many other places. To protect one, we must protect them all.
Do you have a large patch of land that you'd like to turn into native plants? Or maybe you'd like to help out the pollinators in your area? Clearwater SWCD and the US Fish and Wildlife Service have partnered up to give out native flower and grass seeds to Clearwater County landowners.