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Protect, Enhance, & Restoring Natural Resources
Greenprinting is a smart-growth strategy that emphasizes land conservation to ensure quality of life, clean air and water, recreation, and economic health. (Source: National Association of Counties and Trust for Public Land)

Working with representatives of broad interests, the county will create a comprehensive vision for protecting, enhancing and restoring natural areas, greenways and open space.
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The County's Project Goals
The project will:
  • identify and prioritize natural resources, corridors and greenways for conservation management. Develop and implement comprehensive plans that preserve, protect and restore important natural resources corridors and greenways.
    • Wetland Conservation Management Plan
    • Master Plan for Mining Reclamation

Blue Earth County and Watonwan County received a Clean Water Fund grant from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment to develop mining reclamation and wetland management plans.

Julie Conrad
Land Use and Natural Resource Planner

Blue Earth County Government Center
410 S. Fifth St.
P.O. Box 3566
Mankato, MN 56001

Ph: (507) 304-4381