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Welcome to the Cass County Soil and Water Conservation District website! Here, you will be able to meet the District Commissioners, their staff, and the State and Federal Staff that work so closely with the district on a daily basis. You will find links to our partners, the programs we work with, and some of the other things that we do.

Current Events & Happenings
bullet Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month
bulletThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today proclaimed April as Invasive Plant Pest and
Disease Awareness Month. Each year during April, USDA amplifies its public outreach about
the risks that invasive plant pests, diseases and harmful weeds pose to America's crops and
forests—and how the public can prevent their spread. These non-native, destructive species
can seriously harm the economy, environment, or even human health.
bulletUSDA Empowers Citizens with the Knowledge to Prevent Invasive Pests:
bulletGo to the website
bulletJoin Conversations on Hungry Pest's Facebook Page

bullet2014 Conservation Poster Contest
bulletTheme:  DIG DEEPER, Mysteries in the SOIL.
bulletTo see the 2014 Conservation Poster Contest Rules click here.
bulletTo see the 2014 Conservation Poster Contest Entry Form click here.

bullet2014 Scholarships applications are now available visit the links below for the forms:
2014 SWCD Scholarship Application
bulletApplications due back to the Cass County SWCD by March 18, 2014.

2014 CDI Scholarship Application
bulletApplications due back to the Cass County SWCD by February 28, 2014.

bulletCass SWCD Spring Tree Sales
bulletOrders due back to the Cass SWCD office no later than March 1, 2014.
bulletClick here for an order form.
bulletOrder soon to ensure availability of stock.

bulletIowa Water Quality Initiative-2014 Legislative Report
bullet$2.8 million in Water Quality Initiative Funds allocated to 1,000 farmers across the state of Iowa
bullet88,000 acres of cover crops were planted.
bullet2,000 acres of N inhibitor
bulletFor more information on this initiative click here or go to

bulletCass Soil & Water Conservation District Hold Organizational Meeting

The Soil and Water Conservation District commissioners are the governing body of the local district in Iowa, as
delineated in Iowa Code Chapter 161A.  This year, there were three seats to fill for the November election.
Curt Behrends, Ray Wilson, and Chase Wheatley have been elected to four year terms beginning the 2nd day of
January, 2013.  Assistant commissioners are also appointed at the District Organizational meeting.  Fred
Kay and Greg Zellmer continue their terms on the board also.  Greg Zellmer will serve as Chairman, Ray Wilson
will serve as Vice Chairman, Fred Kay, Treasurer.  The Cass Soil and Water Conservation District regular monthly
meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of every month at their office located at 503 W 7th Street, Atlantic, IA.
Click here for photo.

bullet A new article on winter damage to evergreen trees has been perking a lot of peoples' interest lately.
People are likely just noticing the damage as the shoots on their trees are beginning to grow out.
If you would like more information on causes and potential fixes click here.


NEXT SWCD MEETING: The Cass County SWCD meets on the 3rd Tuesday
of each month.


The Function of the Conservation District: To take available technical, financial, and educational resources, whatever their source, and focus or coordinate them so that they meet the needs of the local land user.

Our office is located at:
503 West 7th Street, Ste 1
Atlantic, Iowa 50022
F- 712-243-1688


CASS SWCD, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship-Department of Soil Conservation, and US Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service prohibit discrimination in all their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact the USDA’s Office of Communications at (202) 720-5881 (voice) or (202) 720-7808 (TDD).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write the Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture,  Washington, D.C. 20250 or call (202) 720-7327(voice) or (202) 720-1127 (TDD).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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