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Mower SWCD

1408 21st Ave. NW

Austin, MN 55912


FAX: 507-434-2680

Mower SWCD

Board of Supervisors'

monthly meeting:


7:30 AM

Wed., Jan. 11

Mower SWCD office

1408 21st Ave. N.W.

Austin, MN



District Manager

Justin Hanson

Admin. Assistant

Jeanne Crump

Watershed Tech

James Fett

Engineering Tech

Cody Fox

District Tech

Larry Callahan

Resource Specialist

Steve Lawler

District Tech II

Aaron Gamm

Water Planner & Outreach

Tim Ruzek

Cedar River One Watershed, One Plan approved

    Mower SWCD will help lead the state-funded 1W1P project to create a water management plan based on watershed boundaries rather than political boundaries. Dodge, Freeborn, Mower and Steele counties and SWCDs are involved with Cedar River Watershed District and Turtle Creek Watershed District. Mower SWCD also is helping to finalize the Root River 1W1P project that includes much of eastern Mower County. Read details here.



                                                         Cedar River State Water Trail in Austin Township.


Cotter family named Outstanding Conservationists

    Mower SWCD honors Tom & Michael Cotter and family of Austin Township with its annual conservation award for their numerous conservation efforts and focus in recent years on incorporating cover crops into their farming as well as promoting the soil-health practice.

    Southland Sportsmen's Club of Adams also is being honored with the 2016 Outstanding Wildlife Conservationist award as given by Mower SWCD. Read more about both awards.



Media releases for Mower SWCD


SWCD annual newsletter


Learn about Mower SWCD's busy 2015 year and what we're planning to do in 2016 along with updates from NRCS and Farm Service Agency.

September SWCD column

Read the latest Mower SWCD/Cedar River Watershed District news by administrator Justin Hanson.

*New* Mower County platbooks available at the Mower SWCD office.


For more information on this site, contact Tim Ruzek at 507-434-2603 or by

e-mail at:          tim.ruzek@mowerswcd.org

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