The mission of the
Faribault County SWCD
is to assist the citizens of Faribault County
in improving water quality
and reducing soil erosion,
establishing wildlife habitat,
and promoting information and education
to ensure continued clean water
for future generations
and continued productivity
of our soil and water.

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County Water Plan Public Hearing

Faribault County residents who want to know about how the county plans to deal with water and land management issues should consider attending a public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, September 19,2017 at 9:45 a.m. at the Faribault County Courthouse, Commissioners room. The subject of the hearing is the current draft of the Faribault County Local Water Management Plan, which sets a ...

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Soil Health Field Day

Join the Faribault County Soil Health Team Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 9-noon at a Field Day near Easton. This free event is hosted by the Faribault County Soil Health Team.  Team members will speak about their experience utilizing cover crops, different tillage practices, and equipment.  The host, Andy Linder, will lead a tour of four different fields on Linder Farms that ...

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MN CREP sign-up kicks off May 15, 2017

Landowners have a new option to protect their environmentally sensitive cropland with the introduction of the Minnesota Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (MN CREP).  The kick-off for the MN CREP continuous sign-up begins May 15, 2017.  Read the full press release ...

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DNR Notice on Improper Inclusion of Watercourses

The DNR’s role in the Minnesota Buffer Law is to produce and maintain a map of public waters and public ditches that require buffers. An April 18, 2017 DNR notification included the following information. A full version of the Findings of Fact and Conclusions can be found by clicking here. Action Taken: Statewide, the DNR is removing approximately 540 watercourse segments, ...

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Land & Water Management Messenger 2017

The Land & Water Management Messenger is a publication brought to you by the Faribault County SWCD, Planning & Zoning Department, and County Drainage ...

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CD62 selected as 2016 Outstanding Conservationist

Faribault County Ditch 62 is a 658 acre, all tile, public drainage system which outlets to an unnamed tributary of the Blue Earth River. The landowner at the outlet wanted to do something to treat the water from the public drainage system. This included installing a water quality unit, three large denitrifying bioreactors, and 5 alternative (conservation based) surface inlets within the watershed. ...

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Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification

The Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) is a voluntary opportunity for farmers and agricultural landowners to take the lead in implementing conservation practices that protect our water. Those who implement and maintain approved farm management practices will be certified and in turn obtain regulatory certainty for a period of ten ...

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