The Pomme de Terre River Association (PDTRA) is devoted to restoring and protecting the Pomme de Terre Watershed located in West Central Minnesota. Founded in 1981, the PDTRA created a partnership between Otter Tail, Grant, Douglas, Stevens, Big Stone, and Swift counties and Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD), which today has grown into a conservation machine.
The PDTRA consists of a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and a Joint Powers Board (JPB). TAC members are technicians and professionals in the water field that consist of a county and SWCD representative from each of the six counties (listed above).
Similarly, JPB members consist of a county commissioner and SWCD supervisors from each of the six counties. TAC members provided technical guidance for the JPB, which is the governing authority for the association.
The association is a watershed project, meaning that we are strictly a voluntary and grant funded/non-conventionally funded organization. We promote conservation by providing design work, construction, and partial funding for Best Management Practices (BMPs) and many conservation programs (See Projects).