OFFICE HOURS: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday – Friday
The Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District will be closed on February 20, 2017 in observance of President’s Day
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 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017. (Third Thursday of the Month)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cedar River Watershed One Watershed, One Plan – Policy Committee will have their meeting on Thursday, March 02, 2017 at 1:00 in Austin, MN.
The 2017 Dodge SWCD Tree Order Form is out! Check it out on the tree page.
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.
The Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District is located in the USDA Service Center:
(507) 374-6364 ext. 3