The SWCD assists cities, townships, citizens and county departments in the administration of the Minnesota Wetland Conservation Act. SWCD staff provides technical assistance and acts as the "clearing house" for wetland and water related activities throughout Rock County.
Thinking about tiling? The first step is to contact the Farm Service Agency to fill out and sign a 1026.
Bring that application and a copy of the map they will provide to our office.
We will need you to fill out the top portion and sign the application below. You can print and bring to our office or fill it out here.
In the description we do not need dimensions, just a brief statement of what you are doing.
i. e. tiling in crop ground, cleaning out a ditch or waterway
Why the two offices?
The Farm Service Agency will pass your 1026 to the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). They verify that you will remain in compliance with the Federal Wetland Conservation Act.
The application with the SWCD verifies that you will remain in compliance with the State Wetland Conservation Act.