Landowners and SWCD staff collaborated over the past several years to bring more than 50,000 parcels into compliance with Minnesota's riparian buffer law. Staff from seven SWCDs across the state discuss methods used to increase compliance.
A Clean Water Fund project that stabilized a short stretch of Judicial Ditch 28 will improve Lake of the Woods access via Bostic Bay as it curbs bank erosion, improves water quality, and protects fish passage to spawning sites within the Bostic Creek watershed.
Colleagues say Pennington SWCD water plan coordinator Peter Nelson’s technical abilities combined with his communication skills made the Red Lake River watershed’s One Watershed, One Plan pilot project go more smoothly.
"She's a scientist, she's an environmental educator, she's a great project manager and a leader in so many ways." - Diane Lynch, former prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District administrator, speaking about water resources project manager Maggie Karschnia.