Our mission is to assist the people of Watonwan County in the wise management of the quality and quantity of ground and surface water, the wise management of wind and water erosion areas, and to educate landowners to recognize the need for proper soil and water resource management.
In May 1952, a group of farmers met in LaSalle and started action toward the formation of a Soil Conservation District. Petitions were circulated in all townships in Watonwan County and in Albin, Lake Hanska, and Linden townships in Brown County.
After a public hearing a referendum was held with 184 farmers voting in favor of a proposed district and 12 voting against. An application was made to the Secretary of State and the Watonwan Soil Conservation District came into being. The first meeting of the district was held on May 25, 1954.
Board of Supervisors Meeting
SWCD Board meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month at 8:30 am. If the meeting falls on a holiday, the meeting will be moved to the 3rd Tuesday of that month.
Due to COVID-19 if you are planning to attend the meeting from the public, please notify our office the Friday before the scheduled meeting. Social distancing procedures will be followed and masks are recommended.
Watonwan County Resources Building
108 8th Street
St. James, MN 56081
Upcoming SWCD Board Meeting
Date: Monday, December 21, 2020 Time: 8:30 AM
Attending Meeting via Teleconference
If you are planning to attend the Monthly SWCD Board meeting via remote teleconference, please use the information below.
Dial In Number: (701) 802-5309
Access Code: 4533486
Please join the meeting 5 - 10 minutes prior and announce your name.