One-third of the sales tax revenue from Minnesota’s Legacy Fund is allocated to water quality. Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Conservation Districts Executive Director LeAnn Buck says decisions are being made at the local level. “Whether its the county commissioners, local soil and water districts or watershed districts, they’re looking at the big projects, but also working with the landowner to put in a grass waterway or wind erosion activities that could be prevented.” Buck says success can be seen through voluntary, incentive-based conservation.”We are definitely seeing water quality improvements and we are going to advocate for that.” MASWD was part of the Red River Partners summer tour in Grand Forks.
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