LINCOLN SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT . . .
State w/SWCD on side  Helping Bring YOU Clean Water 328 E George St
Ivanhoe, MN  56142
507.694.1630 x3
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 APRIL BOARD MEETING
The next Board meeting will be
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. at the

Lincoln SWCD Office, Ivanhoe
state w/lincoln county MISSION
To protect and improve the quality of our water, soil and natural resources by providing programs and services to the citizens and owners of Lincoln County to implement conservation practices.

2014 Notices/Minutes 2015 Notices/Minutes

BOARD MEETINGS
The Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District Board Meetings are the Third Wednesday of each month as follows:
   - April - October; 7:00 a.m.    - November - March; 10:00 a.m.

Office Hours:
 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Notice of the Yellow Medicine One Watershed One Plan
Additional Kick-Off Meeting
Monday, April 13, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at the Southwest Sportsmens Club, Minneota

The Yellow Medicine One Watershed, One Plan Partnership is initiating a comprehensive watershed management plan for the Yellow Medicine River Watershed. The Yellow Medicine One Watershed, One Plan Partnership was created through a Memorandum of Agreement between the counties of Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon and Yellow Medicine; the Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon and Yellow Medicine Soil and Water Conservation Districts; the Yellow Medicine River Watershed District; and Area II Minnesota River Basin Projects, Inc. to create a watershed based comprehensive plan under the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources One Watershed, One Plan Pilot Program.

As part of the process, you have been identified as a stakeholder in the planning area which consists of parts of Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood and Yellow Medicine counties. 

Two planning "Kick-Off" meetings were held on March 10 and 11 to review watershed data, to identify priority issues and concerns of the stakeholders, and to provide an opportunity for public comment.

Due to an error in the landowner address database, not all residents of the watershed were notified.  Therefore, we extend our apologies for this error and will be offering an additional "Kick-Off" meeting which you may attend.  This meeting will be held Monday, April 13, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at the Southwest Sportsmens Club, Minneota, MN.  We ask you to RSVP no later than Friday, April 10, 2015 to area2@starpoint.net  or 507-537-6369 to make sure tat we have the appropriate number of handouts and refreshments for the meeting. 

As a stakeholder within the planning boundary, you are invited to submit priority issues that should be addressed in the plan.  Please submit your responses electronically to Kerry Netzke at area2@starpoint.net or mail to Area II Minnesota River Basin Projects, Inc., 1424 E. College Drive, Suite 300, Marshall, MN 56258 by 4:30 p.m. on April 20, 2015. 

We are also inviting stakeholders to participate on the Advisory Committee for this planning project.  The Advisory Committee is expected to meet once a month for the next year.  If you would like to participate on the committee, or have questions, please contact Kerry Netzke at:

Area II Minnesota River Basin Projects, Inc.
1424 E College Dr, Suite 300, Marshall, MN  56258
507-537-6369
area2@starpoint.net

For a map of the Yellow Medicine One Watershed One Plan click here

FACT SHEET - Yellow Medicine One Watershed One Plan

For more information on the Yellow Medicine One Watershed One Plan go the the Area II Website


IMPORTANT NEWS/INFORMATION
Lincoln County Water Management Plan
2010-Clean Water Funds: Yellow Medicine Watershed Project-Final Report
2011-CWF: Verdi Wellhead Protection Area Project - Final Report
2013-CWF: Lake Shaokatan & Yellow Medicine Sub-Watersheds Implementation Project
2015 RIM Signup Period
 
INTRODUCTION
The Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was organized July 3, 1944.  The SWCD works with landowners in both rural and urban settings to carry out a program for the conservation, use and development of soil, water and related resources.  The district is a political subdivision of the state and is governed by a five member Board of Supervisors.  The board sets policy, hires employees, and is responsible to see that the operations of the district are run effectively and according to the law and rule.
 

The SWCD's goal is to provide quality and accurate information.  All information within this site, though, is subject to change and should only serve as a guideline for the SWCD's services and procedures.  For the most current and accurate information, please contact the SWCD at 507.694.1630 Ext 3.

The Lincoln SWCD prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the base of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.

Lincoln SWCD
328 E George St
Ivanhoe, MN  56142
507.694.1630 Ext 3
(FAX) 507.694.1666