How’s your water? Water quality clinic set for February 24
The National Trout Center (NTC) and Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will team up again this year for a well and stream water quality testing clinic. Bring as many water samples as you’d like tested from local wells, springs, ponds, streams and rivers to the NTC in Preston on Saturday, February 24 from 10am to 2pm.
The testing is free and samples will be analyzed within 15 minutes to determine how much nitrate is in your water. Bring your water samples in a clean plastic or glass container. Include the location and date you collected the sample. A minimum of one cup (8 ounces) is needed.
Refreshments will be served as well as the chance to taste water from three different local wells. Members of the Friends of the Root River will be on hand to talk about the river restoration. Water experts from SWCD will have the most up-to-date information about nitrates and how to protect water resources in Driftless area. The newly formed Minnesota Well Owners Organization will also be there. And finally, local anglers and members of the NTC board will be providing the latest updates on winter trout fishing.
The National Trout Center is a nonprofit that seeks to conserve our natural and cultural heritage of trout and their cold-water environments by engaging the public through education, practice and awareness.