These fields by Hardwick show tilled rows right up to the stream bank, likely allowing soil and chemicals to run off into the water. The new buffer law that went into effect July 1 will seek to protect waters from this sort of pollution.

Buffer law to protect water goes into effect July 1

On July 1 a state water quality buffer law went into effect, and funding for the initiative became available to soil and water districts across Minnesota.

These offices will hire technical staff to implement new buffers and help eligible landowners enroll in federal funding programs.


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