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.
The Natural Resources Block Grant (NRBG) is administered by BWSR.
The Natural Resources Block Grant 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:
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 ten 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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HOURS OF OPERATION
8:00am to 4:30pm Monday - Friday
Pipestone County Conservation &Zoning
Pipestone County Conservation & Zoning
119 2nd Ave. S.W. Suite #13
Pipestone, MN 56164
"To Promote Conservation of Natural Resources through Education, Technical Assistance, & Stewardship."
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Easement Delivery 2017
NRBG - LWM 2017
NRBG - Shoreland 2017
NRBG - SSTS 2017