NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

  



In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the Wabasha Soil and Water Conservation District will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. 

Employment: Wabasha Soil and Water Conservation District does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication: Wabasha Soil and Water Conservation District will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in Wabasha Soil and Water Conservation District’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: Wabasha Soil and Water Conservation District will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities.  For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in Wabasha Soil and Water Conservation District offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of Wabasha Soil and Water Conservation District, should contact Dennis Stelling at (651)565-4673 ext.. 111 [dennis.stelling@wabashaswcd.com] or Terri Peters at (651)565-4673 ext. 102 [terri.peters@mn.nacdnet.net] as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the Wabasha Soil and Water Conservation District to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden. 

Complaints that a program, service, or activity of Wabasha Soil and Water Conservation District is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Dennis Stelling at (651)565-4673 ext.. 111 [dennis.stelling@wabashaswcd.com] or Terri Peters at (651)565-4673 ext. 102 [terri.peters@mn.nacdnet.net].

Wabasha Soil and Water Conservation District will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs. 

Photo contest Winner

We have a Winner!

After a lengthy discussion, the board of supervisors selected this photo submitted by Lois Klein to be the cover of the new Plat Book that we will be offering for sale later this year!


Board Supervisor, Tom Gosse commented, "I like the fact it has contour strips going on, with crop rotations and livestock." 


Congratulations Lois!  

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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.



 

BOARD MEMBERS:
 

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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