To assist and educate the people of Blue Earth County in efficiently and effectively using the natural resources in order to increase the responsible use of cropland, pasture land, woodland, wildlife habitat, wetlands, urban land, and recreational land, and to improve the soil resource base, water quality, wildlife habitat, and quality of life within the district.
The Blue Earth County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a political subdivision of the State of Minnesota established to carry out a program for the conservation, use and development of soil, water and related resources. We exist to serve your conservation needs by providing technical expertise, opportunities for cost-share, and general advice concerning conservation, erosion issues, water quality, and nutrient management. The Blue Earth SWCD prefers to consider practical solutions that make sense for your farming future and our water resources.
The Blue Earth SWCD was founded in May of 1959 as a special purpose unit of government under Minnesota Statute 103C. It is the objective of the SWCD to provide assistance to land occupiers in applying proper practices to control soil erosion, reduce water pollution, and aid in land resource planning. Programs and services are available on all lands within the District.