Jun 21, 2012 at 8:22 am
ST. CLOUD, MN (KNSI) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding 200-thousand dollars in federal funds to help farmers adopt conservation practices near Pearl, Grand and Goodners lakes and Mill Creek. The goal is to reduce the polluted runoff entering the Sauk River, and eventually the Mississippi.
Harry Burns is a St. Cloud attorney who serves as the Pearl Lake Association's president. He says there's been a terrible weed problem on parts of the lake in recent years. He says whatever they can do to address any part of the problem is going to be helpful.
Farmers interested in participating can call the USDA Service Center office in Waite Park.
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