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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Elected Officials Meeting Registration

Watershed Restoration and Protection:  A Special Event for Elected Officials in the Blue Earth River Watershed.  Space is limited, RSVP no later than Friday, March 2, 2018!  Register ...

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Multipurpose Drainage BMPs Put to Work

This short video highlights Multipurpose Drainage Best Management Practices put to work on a private landowner scale.  Topics covered include construction of a saturated buffer and bioreactor, in addition to management practices such as tillage and implementation of cover crops. Multipurpose Drainage utilizes best management practices designed to provide the benefits of drainage while minimizing negative impacts downstream.  It targets critical areas to reduce erosion, reduce peak flows ...

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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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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 Multipurpose Drainage BMPs Put to Work

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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