Project plans align with District, state goals

Regarding the recent article “Too Close for Comfort” that was published in the Albert Lea Tribune on Thursday, Oct. 3, the district would like to take some time to clarify a few purported “facts” that were presented.

From the creation of the Shell Rock River Watershed District in 2003, the district has been focused on improving water quality and habitat within the watershed boundary, which is located in Freeborn County. From the date of creation the district has received, or helped receive, grants totaling $31,741,939 (2018 SRRWD Annual Report).  With this funding, numerous large- and small-scale projects have been installed to benefit not only water quality, but also improve habitat conditions and water resources for local residents. 

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