On Wednesday, August 28th, the Pomme de Terre River Association hosted The MN Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) for their annual Board Tour. The tour offers board members and staff a valuable opportunity to see firsthand how partnerships between local conservation staff and landowners are making a difference in communities across Minnesota. Board tour destinations rotate each year to highlight different regions of the state.
“Landowners and local government staff are the driving force behind conservation delivery in Minnesota because they understand the unique needs of the communities where they live and work,” BWSR Executive Director John Jaschke said.
Local Partners of the Pomme de Terre River Association discussed an abundance of projects, goals, lessons, and programs being implemented in the watershed as a unified effort to protect and enhance water quality in the Pomme de Terre.
Tour stops included a stream barb project at the Mill Dam in Stevens County, a 1,000ft stream restoration project on Drywood Creek in Swift County, A large conservation easement along Pelican Creek, and a local landowner’s No-Till & Cover Crop demonstration sites in Grant County.
Thank you to all of our planners, speakers, and participants for spending the day exploring our watershed and it’s valued water resources with us!