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Winona County Soil & Water Conservation District

 P.O. Box 39, 400 Wilson Street

 Lewiston, MN 55952

 Phone: (507) 523-2171 Ext. 3

Work with local lenders and the MN Department of Ag to offer low interest loans to implement practices that prevent water pollution.

Developing and implement an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Plan.

Assist landowners in complying with the 2015 MN Buffer Law and identifying "Other Waters" for inclusion in local water plans.

Assist landowners in sign-up, and management of  State of Minnesota Conservation Easements.

The SWCD offers a $500 scholarship to assist a graduating high school senior in Winona County with their post secondary educational plans in the conservation field.

Provide financial assistance for the control of invasive species and restoration of infestation areas.

Provide technical and financial assistance for various local, state, and federal cost-share programs.

Coordinate with local schools in the SE MN Envirothon.

Assist landowners to become certified by the MN Ag Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP).

Recognize individuals and/or organizations for outstanding accomplishments in implementing conservation practices and improving Minnesota’s natural resources

Provide technical and financial assistance for various local,  state, and federal prairie plantings, maintenance and cost-share assistance.

Provide rain data to the State Climatology Office from volunteers around Winona County.

Provide technical and financial assistance to landowners to improve the capacity of the soil to function as a vital living system that sustains plant, animal and human health.

Provide technical review for various units of government.

Winona SWCD takes orders for bare root trees and shrubs through the fall and early winter for disbursement in April.


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