SWCD October Board Meeting
October 8, 2020 at 6pm via Zoom
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ATTENTION: Farmers, rural landowners, and Freeborn County citizens
During this unprecedented time Freeborn County SWCD Staff can be contacted via email as we will have limited phone access:
To serve the residents of Freeborn County by creating an awareness of soil and water resource concerns, by offering practical alternatives to manage these concerns, and by providing technical assistance (as local resources allow) to apply and maintain best management practices (BMPs) that impact water quality while sustaining soil productivity and land-user profits.
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Nitrogen Fertilizer Restrictions Begin September 1
Where does the restriction apply?
The application of nitrogen fertilizer in the fall and on frozen soil will be restricted in areas vulnerable to groundwater contamination. This will also apply to Drinking Water Supply Management Areas (DWSMAs) with elevated nitrate levels. Vulnerable groundwater areas include coarse textured soils, karst geology, and shallow bedrock.
Information on a prerecorded presentation and a live webinar through WebEx on August 12, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 is available at: https://www.mda.state.mn.us/groundwater-protection-rule-webinar or visit https://www.mda.state.mn.us/nfr for more information pertaining to the Ground Water Protection Rule.