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Minnesota Buffer Summit on March 13 in Mazeppa

  • 13 Mar 2015
  • 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Mazeppa Community Center, 121 Maple St. Mazeppa MN

 

Minnesota Buffer Summit on March 13 in Mazeppa

 

Summary: Buffer strips have been part of Minnesota drainage laws since 1959. Because these rules have not been uniformly enforced, this last January Governor Dayton asked the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to strengthen and take over enforcement of the law to provide consistent enforcement throughout our state.  Changes to the law are being proposed.

As a result, the local soil health group, S.O.M. Generators, is hosting several sessions on Friday, March 13th at the Mazeppa Community Center, 121 Maple St. Mazeppa MN, to spur discussion on the governor’s proposal, as well as discussion on current and future soil conservation practices and how it is affecting the land.

Schedule:

1:00 pm "Zumbro Crossings: a Photo Tour of the Zumbro River" by Mazeppa Photographer Brenda Wiech

2:00 pm "Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Healthy Soil" by Mazeppa Corn Farmer Rod Sommerfield

3:00 pm "Rivers, Farms and Floods: A Human History of the Zumbro River" by Zumbro Watershed Partnership Education Coordinator Kevin Strauss

6:00 Informal Discussion on Buffer and Clean Water Topics

7:00 Minnesota Buffer Rule Panel Discussion and Forum, chaired by Minnesota State Representative Steve Drazkowski

 

Media Contact: Kevin Strauss, Education Coordinator, Zumbro Watershed Partnership, education@zumbrowatershed.org, 507-993-3411

 

 

 

Contact Us:

Mailing Address: Zumbro Watershed Partnership, Inc.
1485 Industrial Drive NW, Room 102
Rochester, MN 55901


Office Address: Education Coordinator Kevin Strauss
   Olmsted County Soil and Water Conservation District Office
2122 Campus Drive SE, Suite 200
Rochester, MN 55904



ZWP Executive Director Contact Information 
Phone Number: 507-226-6787


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