Fillmore SWCD can assist with State and Federal Programs.
CRP is a land conservation program administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). In exchange for a yearly rental payment, farmers enrolled in the program agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant species that will improve environmental health and quality. Learn more.
The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District in partnership with the local USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service annually conducts an Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) Local Work Group Meeting. Learn more.
MN CREP is a voluntary, federal-state funded natural resource conservation program that uses a science based approach to target environmentally sensitive land in 54 Counties in southern and western Minnesota. This is accomplished through permanent protection by establishing conservation practices via payments to farmers and agricultural land owners. Learn more.
(MAWQCP) is a voluntary opportunity for farmers and agricultural landowners to take the lead in implementing conservation practices that protect our water. Learn more.
The Fillmore SWCD annually receives cost-share funds from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources to assist landowners with implementation of erosion control practices. Learn more.
In early 2014, planning partners in the Root River watershed area joined together to submit a nomination to pilot the One Watershed, One Plan in the Root River Watershed. In June, 2014, the Root River was selected as one of the five major watersheds across the state to pilot this program. Learn more.
The Root River Field to Stream Partnership (RR FSP) is a Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) project that began in 2009 and collects data using edge-of-field and in-stream monitoring on a small watershed scale to characterize water quality in three small watersheds within the Root River watershed. Learn more.
The Volunteer Nitrate Monitoring Network (VNMN) has been an active program in Southeast Minnesota since 2006. Learn more.
In 1986, the Reinvest in Minnesota Resources Act was enacted to restore certain marginal and environmental sensitive agricultural land to protect soil and water quality and support fish and wildlife habitat. Learn more.
The wetland Conservation Act is implemented at the local level by the local government unit or “LGU.” Learn more.
WPLMN is a network of state and federal agencies, the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services, state colleges and universities, and local partners that collect data on water quality and flow throughout the state. Learn more.
State and Federal Programs