East Polk SWCD Conservation Programs

AgBMP Low Interest Loan


The AgBMP Loan Program is a water quality program that provides low interest loans to farmers, rural landowners, and agriculture supply businesses.

The State Buffer Law


The Buffer Law was signed into law by Governor Dayton in June 2015.

Conservation Delivery


Easement Delivery


The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) provides  financial and technical assistance to help conserve agricultural lands  and wetlands and their related benefits.

Feedlot Program


The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency administers rules regulating livestock feedlots in Minnesota.East Polk SWCD is the delegated feedlot contact responsible for administering and implementing the feedlot program in Polk County.

Water Quality Cert.


The Minnesota Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) is a voluntary opportunity for farmers and agricultural landowners to take  the lead in implementing conservation practices



The East Polk Soil and Water Conservation District monitors streams, lakes and rainfall in their half of the county.

State Cost Share


East Polk County has approximately 293,000 acres of cropland. 97% is  considered to be eroding at a rate greater than "T", the allowable rate.

Tree Program


East Polk SWCD holds an annual tree sale around the beginning of May each year. Trees are sold individually or in bundles of twenty five.

Wetland Conservation Act


Planning any projects that might affect any type of wet area? We can inform you if your project is under the jurisdiction of the Wetland Conservation Act.

Shoreline Restorations and Rain Gardens


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