Providing Leadership in Natural Resource Protection

OFFICE HOURS:  7:30 AM to 4:30 PM    Monday – Friday


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 7.00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2016.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Root River Watershed One Watershed, One Plan – Policy Committee will have PUBLIC HEARINGS to be held at the Stewartville Civic Center, Stewartville, MN, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 07, 2016, and at the Houston County Justice Center, Caledonia, MN, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 08, 2016


Conservation Buffers

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

For more information on conservation buffers click here…


The Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District Awarded Three Clean Water Fund Grants Totaling $228,225

Funded MDM Map 2016 Funded Projects Practices Map


 The 2016 Dodge SWCD Tree Order Form is out!  Check it out on the tree page.


 Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District 2015 Outstanding Conservationist of the Year

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Lynn and Brenda Schmeling of Blooming Prairie, MN


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.

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Dodge County Contour Strip.

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:

916 2nd St. S.E.

Dodge Center, MN 55927

(507) 374-6364 ext. 3