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SRR Headwaters Restoration

Lessard Sams Outdoor Heritage Fund

Shell Rock River Headwaters Restoration Project – H-10

The Shell Rock River Watershed District (SRRWD) proposes to acquire fee title to 257 acres of land that encompasses the headwaters of the Shell Rock River. The SRRWD has secured an option to purchase this property, which includes both banks of the first 1.4 miles of the headwaters of the Shell Rock River, the Juglans dam at the outlet of Albert Lea Lake and Juglans Woods, a unique combination of upland and lowland forest and abundant aquatic and waterfowl habitat. This property is a top priority for protection by the Department of Natural Resources and is supported by Freeborn County and multiple local organizations.

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