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July 16, 2019by ncdea

MINNESOTA, Cook County SWCD – Hot off the press! The Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has been hard at work creating a helpful tool for local lakeshore property owners, the Shoreland Stewardship Resource Guide. 

It’s a full-color, 40-page booklet, filled with advice on ways to manage shoreline property to protect water quality. But the booklet is in no way a dry recitation of rules and regulations. It is filled with useful information on watersheds, the benefits of shoreline buffer zones, and practical tips on reducing runoff and pollution.

Source: Cook County Soil & Water offers a comprehensive Shoreland Stewardship guide | WTIP North Shore Community Radio, Cook County, Minnesota



June 18, 2019by ncdea

JOB OPPORTUNITY: CHIEF ENGINEER

  • Applications accepted through July 12, 2019
  • Salary: $83,311 – $119,496

The Chief Engineer leads a group of engineering professionals in implementing statewide conservation projects and programs that protect, enhance and restore state soil and water resources in partnership with federal and state agencies, local governments and private landowners.

The Chief Engineer has provides leadership in the development, interpretation and implementation of agency-wide policies, is responsible for representing the agency and in ensuring that agency projects and programs achieve state soil and water protection and restoration goals.

Qualifications:

  • Registered as a professional engineer or eligible for registration in Minnesota
  • Five years professional engineering experience
  • Knowledge of conservation science, wetland restoration, and civil or agricultural engineering
  • Leadership and program management experience
  • Ability to communicate on complex topics
  • Managerial skills and experience in overseeing budgets

The Board of Water and Soil Resources is the state soil and water conservation agency, and our staff of dedicated conservation professionals administer 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.

For more information on the position, qualifications and the application process, please visit:

For more information contact:

David Weirens
Assistant Director for Programs and Policy Development
Email: david.weirens@state.mn.us
Office: 651-297-3432
Mobile: 763-229-4308



May 26, 2019by ncdea

MINNESOTA, Fillmore County SWCD – “I knew I wanted to do something that took me outside. I spent most of my childhood in the creek and the woods, exploring. It was years later that I realized that the creek where we played was fed by several septic systems,” shared retiring Fillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Administrator Donna Rasmussen. “I think that’s something that proves the science that says the more kids are in dirt, the stronger their immune systems. I think that’s why I have such a strong immune system.”

Source: Retiring SWCD administrator plans continued personal conservation efforts | Bluff Country News


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