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All in-person Extension meetings, events and classes are canceled through May 31.

Lakes and shoreland properties

Protect and preserve water quality by following these best management practices (BMPs) for your shoreland property. Covers building and landscape planning, controlling erosion and preserving the natural landscape. Includes videos about preserving water quality.

Best management practices for shoreland properties


Minnesota water resources

On-site sewage treatment

Info on home septic systems and soil-based wastewater treatment for small communities.

Water Resources Center

Impaired waters, stormwater management, agricultural practices and global water issues.

MDH drinking water information

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is the state authority for drinking water. 

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