Using almost $322,000 from a 2013 Clean Water Fund grant awarded by BWSR, MCWD, in partnership with the Freshwater Society, has launched an exciting new grassroots approach to improving water quality in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed.
Since 1987, local governments have been working together to better the waters and soils in southwestern Minnesota. These partnerships are still going strong today, creating environmental improvements and serving as a model for other organizations across the state.
Kittson SWCD in partnership with the Two Rivers Watershed District, Roseau SWCD, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Farm Service Agency are finding creative ways to work with landowners to restore Lake Bronson through targeted implementation of grass filter strips.
The people at the Pennington Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) have a deep understanding of the importance of making and maintaining connections with decisonmakers, as demonstrated at their December 2013 board meeting.