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BWSR is the state soil and water conservation agency, and it administers programs that prevent sediment and nutrients from entering our lakes, rivers, and streams; enhance fish and wildlife habitat; and protect wetlands. The 20-member board consists of representatives of local and state government agencies and citizens.
Natural Resources Block Grant
The Natural Resources Block Grant (NRBG) is a composite of base grants available to local government units that help them implement programs designed to protect and improve water resources. Individual programs under this grant include:
Counties are the only eligible applicants for these grants. A county may apply for any or all of these grant components. In addition, a county is responsible for providing the required match. To be eligible for the NRBG, a county must have a locally adopted and BWSR approved comprehensive local water management plan, complete a written application, provide a resolution authorizing the signatures on the application and required match, and must have submitted an annual report. This grant program is administered on a fiscal year basis.
In 2008, the people of Minnesota voted to pass the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. The Legacy Amendment is both the largest state conservation measure and the largest state arts funding measure in U.S. history. It only happened because Minnesotans, even during a recession and economic crisis, voted to raise their own taxes to protect the things that make our state unique and special.
Prior to 2008, conservation funding in Minnesota was at a 30-year low. In the five years since the Amendment was passed, hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested in Minnesota’s future through cultural and environmental programs and projects.
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State Cost- Share
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|Septic NRBG||Annual Plan|
|LWM NRBG||Annual Report|
Clean Water Fund - Feedlot
Clean Water Fund - Septic
SW MN Flood Relief
| 2012 CWL Low-Income SSTS Grant|
|2012 District Audit|
"To Promote Conservation of Natural Resources through Education, Technical Assistance, & Stewardship."
Pipestone County Conservation & Zoning
119 2nd Ave. S.W. Suite #13
Pipestone, MN 56164