OFFICE HOURS: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday – Friday
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Draft Turtle – Little Cedar – Cedar – Deer Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan is available for public comment through Monday, July 22, 2019. A copy of the draft can be found on the Cedar River Watershed District web page at https://www.cedarriverwd.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Cedar_River_1W1P_60_Day_Review_Draft_52119.pdf or a hard copy will be provided upon request. Comments should be submitted to both the Policy Committee AND the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources via the following contacts:
Adam King, District Manager
Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District
916 2nd St. S.E.
Dodge Center, MN 55927
(507) 374-6364 x113
Dave Copeland, Board Conservationist
Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources
3555 9th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
There will be a Wild Parsnip Pull on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 9:30 – 12:30 at the Iron Horse Prairie Scientific and Natural Area (SNA) near Hayfield, MN
For more information on how the Dodge Soil and Water Conservation plans to monitor and track the Minnesota Buffer Law compliance in Dodge County, see the Dodge SWCD Buffer Law Monitoring and Tracking Plan.
Conservation buffers have been in the news lately. Conservation buffers are strips or other areas with trees or grass that help control pollutants, erosion, or other environmental concerns. Conservation buffers improve water quality and provide wildlife habitat by:
- Slowing water runoff
- Trapping sediment, fertilizers, pesticides, and dust
- Protect wildlife and livestock from harsh weather
- Reduce winds, noise and odors
- Provide food, nesting cover and shelter for many wildlife species
- Increase privacy and beautify the countryside
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has released the Buffer Law Maps. You can view the maps on the Minnesota DNR Buffer Law Page: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/buffers/index.html
VISION STATEMENT: The Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District will be a visible leader in the proper management of Dodge County’s soil and water resources through its technical team providing education and implementation of the best management practices to ensure a healthy ecosystem.
MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District is to provide leadership in natural resource protection through promotion and implementation of soil and water’s best management practices.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District will have their monthly board of supervisors meeting to be held at the Dodge Center Service Center, Dodge Center, MN, beginning at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2019. (Third Thursday of the Month)
The Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District is located in the USDA Service Center:
(507) 374-6364 ext. 3