Mower SWCD Board of Supervisors meeting

8:00 AM Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020


swcd tree program covid runnings april 2020

SWCD distributes more than 9,000 trees

Mower SWCD staff on April 23-24 distributed more than 9,000 trees and shrubs ordered by the public through its annual program.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Mower SWCD staff wore masks and conducted a "drive-thru only" distribution.

Tree order forms each year typically are ready by December and sent to a mailing list. Those who would like to be added to the mailing list can send an email to or 507-434-2603, ext. 5.


Stay informed on Mower SWCD.

Subscribe to our Conserve Mower monthly e-newsletter and view our 2019 Annual Report.

Sustainable Answer Acre

Learn about a farmer-led, collaborative research project focused on the economic and environmental effects of applying nitrogen to crop fields.

The Sustainable Answer Acre project is led by Mower SWCD, Northern Country Coop, Minnesota Corn Growers, The Nature Conservancy, University of Minnesota and Riverland Community College.

LEARN more about the Sustainable Answer Acre research.

sustainable answer acre drone pic fall 2019

Cost-share available for well sealing

Mower SWCD is partnering with Austin Utilities to provide cost-share assistance to landowners interested in sealing an unused or abandoned well. Cost-share is 50% of the sealing cost (up to $1,000 per well) and focused on high-priority areas of Mower County (see colored areas of map below) on a "first-come, first-served" basis.

Those interested should contact Mower SWCD's Tim Ruzek at 507-460-4577 or

MAP well sealing program Mower County 2019-2020

Cedar River One Watershed, One PLan (1w1p)

Minutes of Sept. 17, 2019, public hearing on draft plan


The MPCA has updated their groundwater vulnerability map.

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