Calling all Photographers!


Wabasha SWCD will have a new plat book available by the end of the year. We expressed interest in providing our own cover photo to the publisher. We have decided to make it a photo contest and get our photo from one of our own County residents. So Hit Us With Your Best Shot! Send us your best scenic landscape photo taken in Wabasha County. The winner will have their photo published on the cover of the new Plat Book and receive an edition of that plat book. There may be a few honorable mention who receive SWCD swag. Submit a digital copy by August 15 by email to Include your name, address, phone number and the location of the photo. This image must be a high resolution image (at least 300 dpi at 7.5” wide). We can't wait to see your photos! 

Join us at the Fair!

Free Water Sampling!

Bring 4-8 ounces of water in a ziplock bag to the Wabasha County Fair on Thursday, July 19th from 1 to 4 pm for a free water test for nitrates! Let the water run for 5 minutes from the tap before collecting the sample. This testing is for informational purposes only and is a free service of Wabasha SWCD. 

Can't make the Fair? Drop off samples at the office and we will run them in batches when we have approximately 15 samples.

Contact the office for more details and ask for Jen!

Educational Display!

Come and learn who we are and what we do! This is a great opportunity to have your general questions answered by knowledgeable staff!

See you Thursday, July 19th from 1 to 4 pm at the Wabasha County Fair!


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About Us

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

Our 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. 

Our Leadeship

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


Agendas will be posted no later than the Tuesday before the next meeting. Access the agenda for the upcoming meeting by clicking Documents-Agendas.



Roland Wood - Chair
District 1

(Highland, Plainview, Elgin townships. Plainview & Elgin cities)
(507) 534-2384

Terry Helbig- Vice Chair
District 5

(Mount Pleasant, Lake & Pepin townships. Lake City city)
(651) 345-4615

Tom Gosse - Treasurer
District 4

(Glasgow, Greenfield, Minneiska, & Watopa townships. Wabasha, Kellogg & Minneiska cities)
(651) 565-4597

Chuck Fick - Secretary
District 2

(Oakwood, West Albany & Gillford townships. Millville & Zumbro Falls cities)
(507) 534-2219

Nate Arendt - Member
District 3

(Chester, Mazeppa, Zumbro & Hyde Park townships. Mazeppa, Hammond & Zumbro Falls cities)
(507) 843-5322

Contact Us

Wabasha County Soil & Water Conservation District

611 Broadway Ave., Ste 10, Wabasha, MN 55981, US

(651) 565-4673

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