Natural Resources

  1. SWCDs to host free Cover Crop and Soil Health Workshop

    The workshop will take place on Thursday, March 30th from 9:30am to 3:30pm at the New Prague Knights of Columbus Hall, 411 4th Ave SW, New Prague, MN. The workshop is free and lunch is provided. To ensure there are enough meals, please register. Read on for registration information
  2. FREE Plant a Raingarden Workshop Series Offered!

    One free workshop is offered on three different dates. This workshop will give you step-by-step instructions to help you plan and plant a raingarden. You may qualify for an incentive to help pay for your new raingarden! Read on for dates and registration details...
  3. FREE Restore Your Shoreline Workshop

    If you’re seeing your shoreline disappear, this an opportunity to learn how to protect and restore it with seeded or planted buffers between lawn and lake. You may be eligible for free technical assistance & cost share on materials & installation. Read on to learn more...
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Water Management

The Natural Resources Program plans for the preservation, management, and protection of natural resources in Scott County.

There are four water management jurisdictions in the County:
County staff take an active role in administering the VRWJPO and the Scott WMO. (View a Map of Watershed Management Jurisdictions.)


Scott County is responsible for the protection of its lakes, streams, wetlands, and groundwater through implementation of the Scott County Water Resources Plan adopted May 2006.

Natural Resources Program

The Natural Resources Program also works closely with other County staff and program partners, including the Scott Soil and Water Conservation District to manage soil and water resources within the County including open space, wetlands, erosion control, and natural areas. Natural Resources Program staff review development plans for compliance with erosion, stormwater management and flooding ordinances of the County.