2024 Tree List is Available!


 

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Mower SWCD greatly appreciates the state Clean Water funding that supports our staffing and projects. 


 

Mower SWCD Board of Supervisors
Monthly Board Meeting

(NOTE: Special time and location)

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024
5:00 PM

Jay C. Hormel Nature Center (interpretive center), 1304 21st St NE, Austin

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Learn about mower swcd's 2023 field projects

New project signs and online story map show what's being done for conservation work with farming cooperators in Mower County. 

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Follow this link to view the new Mower SWCD online story map for before and after photos of various conservations projects underway or planned for later in 2023.  

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Learn about prairie strips and the cost-share opportunities available to farmers and landowners in Mower County.


Mower SWCD Use of SWCD Aid Funds

Mower SWCD will utilize SWCD Aid funding to continue and enhance conservation delivery within our county. As landowners' needs for conservation programs have increased, so has the staffing required to fulfill those requirements. Mower SWCD remains committed to delivering the highest service to our community. SWCD Aid will allow us to deliver these programs at the highest level possible.  Click here to see the resolution on the Use of SWCD Aid Funds.

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 tim@mowerdistrict.org.

VULNERABLE GROUNDWATER AREA MAP

The MPCA has updated their groundwater vulnerability map.

Contact Us Today

Let us know if we can help with any of your soil or water conservation needs.

Check Out Our Programs

Find out what we have been working on.

Since 1953

Mower Soil & Water Conservation District

Since 1953, Mower SWCD has provided local leadership to conserve, protect and enhance Mower County's natural resources.

What Is Mower SWCD?

Find out more about our organization.