The mission of the
Faribault County SWCD
is to assist the citizens of Faribault County
in improving water quality
and reducing soil erosion,
establishing wildlife habitat,
and promoting information and education
to ensure continued clean water
for future generations
and continued productivity
of our soil and water.

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CD62 selected as 2016 Outstanding Conservationist

Faribault County Ditch 62 is a 658 acre, all tile, public drainage system which outlets to an unnamed tributary of the Blue Earth River. The landowner at the outlet wanted to do something to treat the water from the public drainage system. This included installing a water quality unit, three large denitrifying bioreactors, and 5 alternative (conservation based) surface inlets within the watershed. ...

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DNR Releases Buffer Map, Implementation Begins

As part of the state’s commitment to protecting clean water, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has released the map of public waters and public ditches requiring permanent vegetative buffers or alternative water quality practices. The buffer map shows landowners and local governments where protective vegetative buffers of 16.5 feet or an average of 50 feet are required, as approved by ...

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Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification

The Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) is a voluntary opportunity for farmers and agricultural landowners to take the lead in implementing conservation practices that protect our water. Those who implement and maintain approved farm management practices will be certified and in turn obtain regulatory certainty for a period of ten ...

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 Faribault County Ag Center • 415 S Grove Street, Suite 8 Blue Earth MN 56013 • Phone 507-526-2388 • Fax 507-526-2508 • M-F 7:00AM-4:30PM Site Designed by BEVCOMM