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

(651) 565-4673

Wabasha County Soil & Water Conservation District

Welcome to Wabasha County Soil & Water Conservation District


Zumbro 1 Watershed 1 plan survey

Additional Information

The Zumbro River One Watershed, One Plan Partnership is seeking input from residents to inform development of a comprehensive watershed management plan (Plan) to guide water and natural resource management over the next 10 years. The Plan covers the geographical area represented on the map and includes the Zumbro River Watershed and a portion of the Mississippi River – Lake Pepin Watershed.

We are conducting this voluntary and anonymous survey to learn more about water perceptions, issues, and concerns from residents and landowners living in the watershed.

The nine question survey will require approximately 5 minutes to complete. Please complete the questionnaire on-line by Friday, September 20th, 2019. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.

For more information on this planning process, please visit our webpage at https://www.co.olmsted.mn.us/pw/Pages/Zumbro-1W1P.aspx


The Zumbro One Watershed One Plan Partnership

A partnership of Dodge, Goodhue, Olmsted, Rice, & Wabasha Counties and Soil and Water Conservation Districts, The Bear Valley Watershed District, and the City of Rochester.

Survey Link

Click the action button to take the survey today!

Zumbro 1W1P Survey

Notice of change of meeting location

Change of meeting location

The regular meeting of the board of supervisors of the Wabasha Soil and Water Conservation District will take place on September 26th at 8 am in the EOC room at the Criminal Justice Center, 848 17th Street East, Wabasha MN 55981

Any questions, call the SWCD office at (651) 565-4673

Minnesota Beginning Farmer Tax Credit

Application Deadline is October 1, 2019

Plat Books for sale!


Contact Wabasha Soil and Water for availability!

  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.


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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 Leadership


 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.



Terry Helbig-  Chair
District 5

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

email: terry.helbig.wabasha.swcd@gmail.com


Lynn Zabel-Vice Chair
District 1

(Highland, Plainview, Elgin townships. Plainview & Elgin cities)
(507) 534-2493

email: lynn.zabel.wabashaswcd@gmail.com

Larry Theismann-Secretary
District 4

(Glasgow, Greenfield, Minneiska, & Watopa townships. Wabasha, Kellogg & Minneiska cities)
(651) 208-6718

email: larry.theismann.wabashaswcd@gmail.com

Chuck Fick - Treasurer
District 2

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

email: chuckfick2468@gmail.com

Nate Arendt - Member
District 3

(Chester, Mazeppa, Zumbro & Hyde Park townships. Mazeppa, Hammond & Zumbro Falls cities)
(507) 843-5321

email: nathan.arendt.wabasha.swcd@gmail.com

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Wabasha County Soil & Water Conservation District

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

(651) 565-4673

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