About the Library: 


Our little library is open to all local community members and is meant to be a resource to help our community explore and learn about topics such as soil health, conservation, sustainable and regenerative agriculture, food issues, ecology, and Iowa's natural resources. Please contact staff if you have questions or are interested in checking out any material!


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Mitchell Soil and Water Conservation District

Mitchell County, Iowa

​​Scholarship Program 


Every year the Mitchell Soil and Water Conservation District offers a $500 scholarship to a Mitchell County Senior looking to go on to college in pursuit of a degree in Agriculture or Natural Resources. The awarded applicant will then go on to compete with applicants from other counties for additional scholarships up to $3,000 from the Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI)!



Interested in applying for the scholarship or know of someone who might be? Learn more about the scholarship program here​​

Water Sampling


With the support of the Mitchell Country Superivosrs, the MSWCD conducts monthly routine water sampling throughout the county from May to October. In 2020, staff is sampling 23 sites through Mitchell County. Sites are tested for E. Coli, Nitrate + Nitrite Nitrogren as N, and Total Phosphorus as P. 


Sampling is conducted on the Cedar River (two sites), Little Cedar River (two sites), Wapsipinicon River (two sites), Rock Creek (five sites), Sugar Creek (one site), Turtle Creek (one site), Dancer Creek (one site), Otter Creek (one site), Beaver Creek (one site), Burr Oak Creek (one site), Spring Creek (two sites), and unnanmed triburaties (three sites)