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Dane County grant money used to cleanup lakes

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DANE CO. (WKOW) -- Starting this summer, money from an $80,000 grant will be used to fund a conservation specialist to work with farmers on ways to reduce runoff in Dane County, according to a news release from the county executive's office.

“People care deeply about our lakes, that’s why we continue to use every means possible, from the most advanced state of the art technology to the most basic practices like the farm to farm work this new position will do, to clean them up,” said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi.

A resolution for the position still needs to be approved by the county board. Parisi said once it is approved, the new conservation specialist will work with farmers to put new practices into place that will benefit both the farmers land and the water quality in the county.

Dane County was one of six counties in the state to win the grant from the National Association of Conservation Districts.

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