WABASHA SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

WABASHA SWCD AND NRCS OFFICE

611 BROADWAY AVE., SUITE 10
WABASHA, MN 55981

(651) 565 - 4673

SWCD Profile:
The SWCD is a subdivision of State government that is governed by a locally elected Board of Supervisors.

The SWCD provides technical and financial assistance for natural resource issues.




The Board of Supervisors meet on the 4thTuesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at 625 Jefferson Ave. Wabasha, MN  55981

BOARD MEMBERS:

Roland Wood - Chair
District 1
(507) 534-2384

Terry Helbig- Vice Chair
District 5
(651) 345-4615

Tom Gosse - Treasurer
District 4
(651) 565-4597

Chuck Fick - Secretary
District 2
(507) 534-2219

Nate Arendt - Member
District 3
(507) 843-5322

OUR MISSION:

“The mission statement of the Wabasha Soil & Water Conservation District is to provide technical, financial, and educational assistance for land and water management in a way that promotes a sound economy and sustains and enhances natural resources.”



Top 6 Priority Concerns

  1. Soil Erosion - prevention of soil erosion and sedimentation from runoff from agricultural land, construction sites and stream banks.
  2. Nutrient and Manure Management - protection of surface waters by reducing contaminants entering the water. Use of correct methods to prevent nutrient loading from manure and artificial fertilizers from both agricultural and urban areas.
  3. ISTS/Ground Water Protection - protect ground water from contamination to ensure drinking water aquifers retains good quality.
  4. Forest and Pasture Land - improve forest and pasture land management to reduce soil erosion and increase water quality.
  5. Watershed Management Approach - focus on the watershed's condition as the starting point for water quality assessment, planning and measurement of results.  
  6. Urban Issues -  address urban issues with municipalities and townships to improve water quality through the use of urban BMP's


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