Larry Gates, from the Wabasha Soil and Water Conservation District, lives the life of an outstanding conservationist. Following retirement from a 34 year career with the DNR, his activism and passion for sustainability continue. Gates is an active member of the local Izaak Walton Chapter. He is a founding member and current president of the Southeast Landscape Committee. Larry is a regular speaker and contributor for SWCD and partner events. He spends time assisting with invasive species monitoring and management and he provides mentorship for SWCD employees in areas of his expertise. His outreach work for Wabasha SWCD’s recently completed Healthy Forests for Healthy Waters Clean Water Fund program was instrumental in gaining participation from neighbors in their shared watershed, East Indian Creek and lessons learned from that program have shaped the way the Wabasha SWCD targets projects and programs.
Wabasha SWCD is proud to be a sponsor for the Feb 7th U of MN Cow Calf Days event in Oronoco, MN.
Come to learn how to make your beef program more profitable.
Contact Tony or Michelle at the numbers listed in the flyer.
Check out www.extension.umn.edu/beef and click on events for more information.
It's that time of year! The tree order form is out. Fill out and mail with your payment to our office for assurance of getting the trees you want for spring 2019! Limited quantities, as always. First come, first serve. Contact Jen @ extension 109 for updated availability!
Soil is more than dirt. Soil health is a growing effort on the part of a multitude of organizations. Here is a chance to watch a documentary on the importance of soil health in a sustainable future. It might be the best hour you spend today!
Looking for a unique gift? Needing a hard copy plat book for work or information?
We have the solution!
Announcing the arrival of our first shipment of the 2019 Wabasha County Land Atlas and Plat Book!
Copies are available at the Wabasha Soil and Water Conservation District office. Call to reserve your copy today, or stop in and pick one up!
Price is $35.00 plus 7.35% sales tax for an "out the door" price of $37.57 per plat book.
“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.”
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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 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.
(Highland, Plainview, Elgin townships. Plainview & Elgin cities)
Terry Helbig- Vice Chair
(Mount Pleasant, Lake & Pepin townships. Lake City city)
(Glasgow, Greenfield, Minneiska, & Watopa townships. Wabasha, Kellogg & Minneiska cities)
Chuck Fick - Secretary
(Oakwood, West Albany & Gillford townships. Millville & Zumbro Falls cities)
Nate Arendt - Member
(Chester, Mazeppa, Zumbro & Hyde Park townships. Mazeppa, Hammond & Zumbro Falls cities)