In this issue:

Shared SWCD staff, services improve efficiency

Soil and water conservation district (SWCD) staff in Otter Tail and Becker counties collaborate by sharing staff members and services to improve efficiency. 

"We have a pretty big shared sandbox and play rather well together.” — Becker SWCD Administrator Peter Mead, on Otter Tail and Becker county SWCDs' collaboration to improve efficiency.

Water quality is ditch fixes' No. 1 goal

“As we continue to promote projects that we’ve done with Clean Water Funds, the activity continues to grow.” — Roseau River Watershed District Administrator Tracy Halstensgard

The evolution of wetland restoration site assessments

Advances in surveying technology allow BWSR engineering staff to assess potential wetland restoration sites in a fraction of the time it took to complete similar work 20 years ago.

Rum River gains RIM easement option

A new RIM easement option in the Rum River watershed gives landowners from Lake Mille Lacs to the Mississippi River in Anoka County options that would benefit clean water and wildlife habitat. Mille Lacs SWCD, Isanti SWCD and Anoka Conservation District lead the effort.