Buffer Proposal Forum

Buffer Proposal Forum
Monday, April 6th
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Legvold Farms
5103 315 St. W.
Northfield, MN 55057

On  March 9, 2015  a bill (HF 1534/SF1537) was introduced to the Minnesota Legislature regarding riparian buffers in Minnesota.  The proposal is intended to result in greater protection of our waters from polluted runoff and increase wildlife habitat.  There are many questions about the proposal as well as ideas on how it could be modified.  To help answer questions and give a venue for offering suggestions the Cannon River Watershed Partnership (CRWP) and the Dakota/Rice County Corn & Soybean Growers are hosting a forum on this buffer proposal.   The event is free and open to the public.

UPDATE (4/6/15):  This event is FULL and SOLD OUT: there is no more room for attendees.  Thank you everyone for your interest!


1:30 PM  – Welcome

1:35 PM –  Overview of the proposal – John Jaschke, Executive Director of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources – Audience Questions
2:00 PM –  Panel Presentation – Brian Watson (Dakota SWCD Manager), Dave Legvold (farmer), Bruce Peterson (farmer), Rep David Bly (Legislator), Beth Kallestad (CRWP)
2:30- 3:00 – Audience Input/Suggestions
3:00 – 4:00 – Site visit to view riparian buffer
To learn more about the proposal go to the Governor’s Buffer Initiative page on the Minnesota DNR website.