The Trees/shrubs you ordered from Pope SWCD will be ready to pick up between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3rd and 8:00 a.m. and Noon on Saturday, May 4th. We will know if we have additional trees/shrubs right away. These will be available at pick up times.
Pick up will be at the Kelly and Audrey Erickson Farm 33125 State Hwy 28, Starbuck, MN 56381. A map of the pickup location printed below. We ask that you arrange to pick up your trees/shrubs at this time.
If you have an outstanding balance please pay for your trees/shrubs now, preferably by check. If you must pay on pick up day, please pay by check. Please note if you have paid in advance you will be able to go through the pickup process in an express line. Those who have a balance may have a longer wait time. If you have any questions or comments, you can call our office at (320) 634-5327.
From Glenwood/Starbuck: Take Hwy 28 W toward Morris go approximately 12 miles watch for tree pickup signs on South side of road. It is located about 4 more miles west of Starbuck on HWY 28, south side of the road.
Kelly Erickson, Sales Program Manager
Holly Kovarik and Kelly Erickson from Pope Soil and Water Conservation District, attended a legislative briefing and meetings at the State Capitol March 5-6 in St. Paul.
They joined a group of other officials from the state’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) who met in St. Paul to gather support for conservation districts’ programs and issues.
“It is important for us to get the conservation message out to our elected officials in St. Paul,” said Holly Kovarik, of Glenwood. The 2019 Legislative Session is critical to the future of conservation districts in the state, noted Kelly Erickson. “This year, included in the many issues legislators and the Governor are addressing is state funding for SWCDs as well as funding for the programs and projects they deliver. We have to work hard to make sure the state’s commitment to sharing in the funding needs of SWCDs doesn’t fall by the way-side. Local Soil and Water Conservation Districts play an integral role in enhancing Minnesotan’s quality of life through conservation on private lands, which yields environmental, wildlife and aesthetic benefits to the public.
During the visit to St. Paul, Kovarik and Erickson met with local legislators: Representative Paul Anderson, Representative Jeff Backer, and Senator Torrey Westrom.
The event was sponsored by the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
SWCDs fill the crucial niche of providing land and water conservation services to owners of private lands. For more information on the Pope Soil and Water Conservation District, please call 320-634-5327.