Turtle Creek Project Underway

Construction began in September on new sewer (and water) lines to service 27 homes and 1 church west of the City of Austin along Turtle Creek. The area was originally part of Austin Township and was annexed to the City of Austin in 2014 in order to provide water and sewer services to the area. The […]

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Local Farmers and Conservation Professionals Learn about Soil Health in Trip to North Dakota

Ten farmers and six conservation professionals went to Bismarck, North Dakota August 6th to see what all the buzz is about on cover crops, grazing techniques, and more.  The trip was set up by the Rice Soil and Water Conservation District as a way to promote soil health.  Jay Fuhrer, NRCS State Soil Health Specialist […]

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Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Survey

In February, CRWP sent out a survey to 560 landowners and farm operators that had a conservation reserve program (CRP) contract expire in 2012, 2013, or 2014. We received 291 surveys back, a very good response rate of 52%. The amount of land coming out of the CRP program in recent years has been a […]

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CRWP Buffer Forum draws over 150 people

Buffers along shoreline has been an important issue to CRWP for many years as a way to reduce pollution.  On April 6th we hosted a forum to discuss Governor Dayton’s Buffer Initiative at Legvold Farms in Dakota County.  A standing room only crowd of over 150 people asked questions and offered suggestions both for and against […]

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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 […]

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Funding Awarded to Fix the City of Myrtle’s Sewer Systems, March 2015

For the past two years CRWP’s Small Community Wastewater program has been assisting the City of Myrtle, located southeast of Albert Lea in Freeborn County, in exploring options to fix the city’s sewer system. Currently, the community of 30 properties is hooked into a community collection system that dumps raw sewage into a nearby creek. […]

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Kings Park Sewer Project, October 2013

Kings Park Sewer Project, October 2013 Kings Park is a small community of 14 homes on the banks of the Zumbro River, near the confluence of the Zumbro’s Middle Fork and South Fork. Some of the homes were discharging sewage to the surface or directly into the Zumbro River without treatment and the rest had old sewer systems […]

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Kings Park Project Wins Award

Kings Park Project Wins Award Oronoco Township, Olmsted County has been selected for one of the Local Government Innovation Awards given by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.  The School selected Oronoco Township for its efforts to bring wastewater treatment to the Kings Park subdivision on the Zumbro River. The township worked collaboratively with community members, […]

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Greanleafton is Complete

Greenleafton Project is Now Online! A 34-home sewer system is now on-line for the community of Greenleafton in central Fillmore County. Twelve homes are served by individual grinder pumps and the remaining twenty-two homes have a gravity flow collection system that has two lift stations bringing that sewage to the drainfield site. A cluster in-ground drainfield is the […]

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