With assistance from NRCS, Chisago County farmers are helping to improve water quality from the St. Croix River to the Gulf of Mexico. Dedicated Mississippi River Basin Initiative funds targeting the Green Lake watershed provided added incentives.
Cottonwood County easement expands habitat, water storage
Three Cottonwood County landowners collaborated to protect nearly 300 acres in Mountain Lake Township. Work included restoring a wetland, establishing native vegetation and installing two rock-armored spillways to provide temporary water storage.