Pipestone County Conservation & Zoning
119 2nd Ave. S.W. Suite #13
Pipestone, MN 56164
HOURS OF OPERATION
8:00am to 4:30pm Monday - Friday
The Pipestone Conservation and Zoning Office was created by the merger of the Pipestone Soil and Water Conservation District and Pipestone County Zoning & Environmental Office. The Conservation & Zoning office is overseen by both the SWCD Board of Supervisors and the County Commissioners and works jointly with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to install conservation practices and provide technical assistance to producers who are willing to improve their operations and the land by eliminating pollution and runoff concerns.
Lots of Discussion in the State of Minnesota has been revolving around Buffers to improve Water Quality within the State. If you are interested in learning more Contact our office or click on the link below.
Looking for the latest News in Conservation, Check Here. Each year we Distribute Bi-Annual Newsletters to Rural Residents. Every Issue has detailed information on State and Federal Programs as well as information on the Latest Farming Practices.
This year Corey Van Stelten and his Family were chosen by the SWCD Board for the Conservation Farmer of the year Award. Corey is always ahead of the Farming trends and is very involved with Cover Crops and No-till Farming.
"To Promote Conservation of Natural Resources through Education, Technical Assistance, & Stewardship."
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One definition of Stewardship is "the individual's responsibility to manage his life and property with proper regard to the rights of others." E. William Anderson suggests stewardship "is essentially a synonym for conservation."
Stewardship Week helps to remind us all of the power each person has to conserve natural resources and improve the world. When everyone works together with their local conservation district, that power continuously grows. We have seen these good deeds multiply across the nation's network of conservation districts and the results are spectacular!
When the land does well for its owner, and the owner does well by his land—when both end up better by reason of their partnership—then we have conservation. - Aldo Leopold
Stewardship week each year is always the last Sunday in April to the first Sunday in May.
For information regarding stewardship week, please click the link below.
NACD- We all Need Trees Educational Materials
In 1955, the National Association of Conservation Districts began a national program to encourage Americans to focus on stewardship. Stewardship Week is officially celebrated from the last Sunday in April to the first Sunday in May. It is one of the world's largest conservation-related observances.
The program relies on locally-led conservation districts sharing and promoting stewardship and conservation activities. Districts provide conservation and stewardship field days, programs, workshops and additional outreach efforts throughout their community to educate citizens about the need to care for our resources. Many district activities extend beyond the one week observance to include an entire year of outreach.
The Stewardship concept involves personal and social responsibility, including a duty to learn about and improve natural resources as we use them wisely, leaving a rich legacy for future generations.
We work together to Put Conservation Practices on the Ground by utilizing State Funds and working Directly with Local Producers / Landowners and Area Engineers.