*We are now taking 2017 Spring Tree Orders!*
Please visit the Tree Program page for the order form, detailed tree information and more!
The SWCD Board Awarded the first producers in Blue Earth County to become Certified with their Water Quality Certified Farm signs on Thursday September 8th. Read more about the program and producers on the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification page.
The Blue Earth SWCD has selected Krahling Farms as their 2016 Outstanding Conservationist. To read more about Krahling Farms’ conservation efforts, go to the Outstanding Conservationist page!
DNR releases Minnesota Buffer Map!
The buffer map shows landowners and local governments where protective vegetative buffers of 16.5 feet or an average of 50 feet are required, as approved by the Minnesota Legislature in 2015 and revised in 2016. More than 90,000 miles of waters in Minnesota require buffers or alternative water quality practices.
Minnesota’s landmark buffer law establishes new perennial vegetation buffers along rivers, streams, lakes, public ditches and some wetlands. Buffers protect water resources by helping filter out phosphorus, nitrogen and sediment.