East Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District Preserving and protecting our natural resources is an obligation shared by everyone. Clean water and productive soil are basic to our quality of life. What we do to protect them now will impact the quality of life in the future. The Mission of the East otter Tail SWCD is to “Conserve and protect our soil and water resources that were placed in out trust.” The East Otter Tail SWCD serves as a link between local government, state and federal government resource agencies and the local land user. The District provides technical, financial and administrative assistance to land users through the following local, state and federal programs. Mandated State Programs USDA Programs (Federal) State Cost- Share Program Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) Reinvest in Minnesota Program (RIM) Food Security Act Permanent Wetland Preserve Program (PWP) Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Wetland Conservation Act Conservation Security Program (CSP) Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) County Programs Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Comprehensive Water Plan Wetland Conservation Act District Initiated Programs State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan Program Tree Program Sales/planning/planting/equipment rental/matting Other Cooperative Ventures Seeding Program Red River Valley Technical Service Area Seed sales/equipment rental/custom seeding WestMin RC&D Irrigation Scheduler Rain Gauge Monitoring Network Shoreland Assistance DNR Observation Well Monitoring Educational Programs DNR Water Permit Review Soil Stewardship Week Otter Tail County Water Plan Conservation Practice Tours Perham Wellhead Protection Plan Environmental Awareness Day - 5th Poster Contest - 5th & 6th Grades Envirothon - 8th - 12th Grades Classroom / Group Presentations Nitrate Testing Clinics Technical Assistance Other Special Projects Funding for District activities comes through the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners, The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, Charges for services for District programs and Miscellaneous Grants. An Equal Opportunity Employer EAST OTTER TAIL SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT DISTRICT 801 Jenny Ave. SW, Suite #2 State Cost Share Program Perham, Minnesota 56573 Phone (218) 340-4260 Fax (218) 346-4262 In 2008 the EOT SWCD Completed 11 state cost-share projects for a total of $56,463.60. Projects in- cluded shelterbelts, windbreaks, feedlots, riparian buffers, and criti- cal area stabilizations. Irrigation Scheduler In 2008 we assisted 28 producers manage their irrigation on over 8,600 acres with this program. Tree Program In 2008 we sold 94,000 trees & installed 20 miles of Tree Fabric Native Grass Program Drill’s seed 875 acres in 2008 Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) Lakescaping 2002— 2007 - 133 Contracts—obligating $2,730,672 2008—27 contracts- Obligated $566,237 Installed 10 Lakescaping Project with 2009—41 contract—Obligated $801,434 cost-share totaling $6,220 and gave Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP) over a dozen presentations to lake 2004—$61,000, 2005—$12,000, 2006—$42,000, associations/groups. 2007—$47,000, 2008—$193,000 Contribution Agreements Pasture Management We completed the work on 2 contribution agreements with NRCS in 2008 for technical assistance with EQIP, In 2008 24.4 miles of perimeter and CRP that brought in over $19,400. fence, 5.4 miles of watering pipelines, and 931 acres of pasture were seeded to facilitate rotational grazing systems.
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