What’s New

Next Board Meeting

The next Martin SWCD Board of Supervisors meeting will be held at 9:00 am on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 in the Martin SWCD office.

Individuals concerned about water quality and soil erosion in Martin County should consider filing by June 5 to run for the position of Supervisor of the Martin Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).

This year, the SWCD has 3 Supervisor positions up for election. These include District 2 – City of Fairmont; District 4 – Townships of Jay, Manyaska, Rolling Green, Lake Fremont, and Lake Belt and cities within those Townships; and District 5 – Townships of Cedar, Galena, Waverly, Elm Creek, and Fox Lake and cities within those Townships. SWCD Supervisors serve four year terms.

SWCD candidates appear on the ballot for the general election which will take place November 6, 2018. Candidates are elected county wide, but must reside in one of the nomination districts up for election. Those interested in running for Supervisor should file at the County Auditor’s office from May 22 through June 5, 2018.

Martin SWCD is implementing the County AIS Prevention Plan.

The East Fork Des Moines River Watershed Community Input Meeting has been postponed to Tuesday, March 20th from 10-Noon at the same location due to hazardous travel conditions.

Follow this link to the DNR Buffer Map: http://arcgis.dnr.state.mn.us/gis/buffersviewer/

– Public Waters require a 50 ft average buffer with a 30 ft minimum and need to be seeded by November 1, 2017.

– Public Ditches (Judicial and County) require a 16.5 ft buffer and need to be seeded by November 1, 2018.

Please call or stop in for technical assistance with buffers.