BWSR Updates

Key information for our most popular core programs.

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Lawns to Legumes

The Lawns to Legumes pilot program offers workshops, coaching, planting guides and cost-share funding for installing pollinator-friendly native plantings in residential lawns. 

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Climate Change in Minnesota

BWSR is committed to making climate resiliency and mitigation efforts a priority. To learn about climate initiatives throughout the state, visit the recently-launched inter-agency Our Minnesota Climate website.

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Your Clean Water Funds at Work

Ten years after the passage of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, Minnesota has one of the most robust strategies in the nation to address water quality concerns. Clean water management requires a systematic approach to understand current conditions, identify problem areas, and engage local communities and landowners to make progress toward clean water goals.  

BWSR Features

Saturday, October 16
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MOWER COUNTY, Minn. – The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) joined local government partners today in Mower County to celebrate Climate Week…

BWSR Funding

BWSR implements state soil and water conservation programs and wetland policies through a statewide partnership. Learn more about our funding sources.
The General Fund is base funding established by the legislature that…
In 2019, 53% of BWSR's overall budget came from the Clean Water Fund,…
The Outdoor Heritage Fund (OHF) is one of two appropriations BWSR…
The Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) was…
Bonding dollars are unique in that while they are appropriated in a specific biennium, expenditures can span from four to six fiscal years.  At BWSR, bonding…
A small part of BWSR's budget is made up of transfers from other state agencies, federal funds, and special revenue funds.  For example, some staff positions,…