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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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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Women in Ag Day - May 23, 2017

The SWCD is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Women in Ag Day!  This event is geared towards women landowners in Faribault County.  It will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 9:00am to 2:30pm at The Bean in Wells.  Local Federal and County agencies will be giving program updates and information on services available to local landowners.   Click here for ...

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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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State of MN & USDA Sign CREP Agreement

The State of Minnesota has signed a $500 million Minnesota Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture. This federal, state, and local partnership will work with farmers and other landowners across 54 SWCDs in southern and western Minnesota who choose to voluntarily implement conservation practices on up to 60,000 acres of land to restore and ...

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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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