In June 2015, Governor Dayton signed into law a buffer initiative aimed at enhancing protection of Minnesota’s waters.

What is required?

  • The buffer width will be an average of 50 feet on public waters.
  • The buffer width will be a minimum of 16.5 feet on public ditches.

When will this take effect?

  • November 1, 2017 - Buffers on public waters will be in place.
  • November 1, 2018 - Buffers on public ditches will be in place.
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