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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 507-993-3411