Tools for Success: BuffCAT

Minnesota’s Buffer Initiative was signed into law in June, 2015. In order to make sure the Buffer Initiative is implemented on a statewide level, Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) are responsible for tracking progress towards compliance with the Buffer Law. To support those efforts, BWSR has developed a tool that helps both the districts and the agency more efficiently track progress.

Central High School Beautifies Campus While Protecting the Mississippi River

The vision to improve Central High School’s campus began to take shape in the fall of 2011 through a dedicated group of parents, students, and community members, known as the Transforming Central committee. In partnership with the Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD), the Transforming Central committee and Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) developed a conceptual design to collect and filter rainwater onsite while also improving aesthetics.

Everyone Wins In Lincoln County

Working with landowners to implement smart drainage technology to improve water quantity and quality is a top priority in Lincoln County. Accomplishing these objectives while also improving agricultural production is the goal, and Lincoln County and the Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) are making steady progress toward its achievement.