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Soil & Water Conservation District
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
The Watonwan SWCD Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly board meeting Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 8:30 AM in the conference room of the Resource Center building located at 108 8th St. S. St. James, MN 56081.

At 10:30 AM the SWCD Board will continue their meeting with an informational meeting regarding One Watershed One Plan in the conference room of the Watonwan County Human Services building located at 715 2nd Ave. S. St. James, MN 56081.

Contact Us
Dave Haler
Land Management Director

Heidi Rudolph
Assistant Land Management Director/

108 8th St S
Ste #2
St. James, MN  56081

Ph: (507) 375-1225
Fx: (507) 375-1260

Monday - Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm