A 157-acre Minnesota Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program enrollment in Rice County has restored a wetland and surrounding upland habitat, reduced the likelihood of downstream flooding, and established a father’s legacy.
Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources
ZIMMERMAN — With an alum treatment targeting in-lake phosphorus, the Isanti Soil & Water Conservation District this fall embarked upon the final phase of Clean Water Fund-supported efforts to protect Blue Lake’s water quality. “Blue
Clean Water Funds from BWSR, backing from Red Lake Watershed District support agricultural practices that mend gullies, focus on Lower Clearwater River.
Voluntary program fit Cottonwood County farmer’s goals of retiring and permanently protecting marginal cropland, creating a haven for wildlife.
From across the state, examples of BWSR-backed water quality work that contributed to proposed removals from the state’s impaired waters list in 2022
Lake of the Woods SWCD ditch fix targets sediment-filled Bostic Bay.
Pioneer-Sarah Creek Water Management Commission taps $416,000 Clean Water Fund grant from BWSR for Lake Independence project.
Statewide plan, five-year contract center on Wetlands Reserve Program easements.
TWO HARBORS — As the ongoing spruce budworm outbreak turns dense, single-species stands of trees into fire hazards in Lake County and beyond, it gives landowners who clear the dead timber an opportunity to nurture