Zebra mussels, carp, and algal blooms to be tackled
WORTHINGTON — From keeping invasive species like zebra mussels out of local lakes, researching ways to reduce the number and duration of algal blooms and finding ways to rid lakes of common carp, the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District has a lot of work before it in the coming year.
Floating island will be given test on removing excess nutrients
WORTHINGTON — The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District plans to test a Minnesota-made product this spring that is touted to improve water quality by removing excess nutrients from ponds and lakes.
Local watershed districts rely on levy dollars, grants to implement projects
WORTHINGTON — At a time when cities and counties are tightening their purse strings and making do with less aid, watershed districts are finding creative ways to keep the money flowing to fund worthwhile projects that work to protect water and soil resources.
Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District awarded $36K
WORTHINGTON — The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District was awarded nearly $36,500 from the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council’s Conservation Partners Legacy grant recently to enhance the grasslands surrounding Lake Bella in southern Nobles County.
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