Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory - Minnesota Pollution

Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory - Minnesota Pollution

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The Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory: Creating Connections Purpose of the directory The purpose of this directory is to increase public awareness of the Middle Minnesota River Watershed and its tributaries. There are 317 listings with about 350 individuals listed in the directory. They all offer some interest or connection to the Middle Minnesota River Watershed, or a contact to help you connect with different community groups. You are a critical component of this watershed. The directory consists of businesses, organizations, individuals, and governmental units who are interested in water resources, recreation and economic opportunities in the watershed. It also includes local organization that may offer a way to reach various groups of people in your community for education and input. The directory highlights key existing organizations, their work, resources they can offer, and their contact information. We hope you will use this directory to develop more connections and collaborations. More information on uses for the directory can be found at the end of this document. Who is Involved? The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) received funding through the Clean Water Legacy Amendment to create a watershed directory for the Middle Minnesota River. The directory was compiled by Fortin Consulting with input from many included in the directory. The MPCA looks forward to working with stakeholders, and participating in community efforts to support and promote the Middle Minnesota River watershed. The Middle Minnesota River Watershed The Middle Minnesota River Watershed covers 861,886 acres across Cottonwood, Brown, Redwood, Renville, Sibley, Nicollet, Blue Earth, and Le Sueur counties. Cities include Fairfax, New Ulm, Lake Crystal, St. Peter, North Mankato, and Mankato. There are approximately 1,564 stream miles in the Middle Minnesota watershed, and few large lakes. Lakes in the watershed include Duck, Mud, Emily, Wita, Ballantyne, Little, Henry, Crystal, Swan, Scotch, Loon, Middle, and Washington. Rivers and streams in the watershed include Little Cottonwood River, Seven Mile Creek, Spring Creek, Fort Ridgely Creek, Eight Mile Creek, Morgan Creek, Minneopa Creek, and the Minnesota River main stem. Instructions for using the digital version of the Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory. This is the first of multiple pages of the directory. There are two versions of the directory included; one is sorted alphabetically by organization, and the other is sorted alphabetically by county. They follow each other and are labeled at the top. The County-sorted version has some organizations that are listed as "regional" or "statewide" and will be sorted by those terms. Because the directory includes a lot of information across the page, the text will appear small. To zoom in or out, use the "+" or "-" scale found in the middle of the tool bar at the top of the spreadsheet. To search, press Ctrl and "F" at the same time and a box will appear. Enter your search term(s) in the box and click on "next" to find the next appearance of the term entered. Scroll across and up and down using the keyboard arrow keys or the scroll bars located onMPCA the right and bottom of the spreadsheet. The web sites in the directory are hyperlinked so you should be able to click on them to access the organization's web site. Most of the email addresses are also hyperlinked. The pdf version of the directory is posted on the MPCA web page at http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/water/water-types-andprograms/watersheds/minnesota-river-mankato.html, or go to www.pca.state.mn.us and search for Minnesota River Mankato. For more information or to request a digital version of the spreadsheet, please contact Bryan Spindler, MPCA Project Manager for the Middle MN' River Watershed at 507-344-5267 or [email protected]

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The Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory: Creating Connections (Sorted by Organization) Organization

3M Community Giving

Organization Type

Business

Mission/Interest in MN River To improve every life through innovative giving in education, community and the environment

3M New Ulm River Restoration Action Team (RRAT)

Business

Ag Resource Strategies, LLC

Business, Agriculture

Volunteer work, especially clean ups on the MN River and its tributaries To assist the agricultural community in leading the effort to unify agricultural, economical and ecological solutions.

Business, Agriculture

To protect and grow the business relationship between the retailer and their producers. To ensure long-term viability and profitability for retailers in the markets they serve

AgQuest Financial Services, Inc. and AgQuest Insurance

AgStar Financial Services, ACA Alumacraft Boats American Legion Club Post 207 American Legion Post 108 American Legion Post 11 American Legion Post 132

Cooperative, Business Business Citizen’s Group Citizen’s Group Citizen’s Group Non-profit

Enhancing life in agriculture and rural America Manufacture boats, located in watershed Veterans group located in watershed area Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities Veterans group located in watershed area Veterans organization, located in the watershed

American Legion Post 518

Citizen’s Group

Veterans group located in watershed area

Area II Minnesota River Basin Projects, Inc.

Non-profit

Assist member counties in engineering design, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, construction, and finance of flood control projects. Also involved in water management endeavors, river monitoring, and lake and wetland restoration projects

August Schell Brewing Company

Business

B.B. Remmele, American Legion Post 7

Citizen’s Group

BENCO Electric Co-op

Business

Bent River Outfitters

Sports & Recreation

Bethany Lutheran College Bill Brown

Resources

Financial support and possible volunteers

Geographic area of interest

New Ulm and surrounding area

Address

(507) 354-8271

[email protected]

56073 Brown

Tony Miller

(507) 354-2457

[email protected]

56073 Statewide

Tim Gieseke

(507) 359-1889 (877) 626-7453 Financial Services (866) 259-3666 Insurance (952) 997-1255 Apple Valley (507) 387-4174 Corporate general number (507) 934-4138 (507) 931-1837 (507) 357-4787 (507) 345-3529 (507) 354-4016

[email protected]

www.agresourcestrategies.com

[email protected] [email protected]

www.agquest.biz

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.agstar.com

P.O. Box 67

Morgan

56266 Redwood

P.O. Box 4249

Mankato St. Peter Cleveland Le Center Mankato New Ulm

56001 56082 56017 56057 56001 56073

North Mankato

56003 Blue Earth

Tom Paulson, Commander

(507) 625-1264

[email protected]

http://www.mnpost518.org/

Marshall

56258 Regional

Dennis Potter, Brown County Delegate Norman Holmen, Cottonwood County Lon Walling, Redwood County Delegate

(507) 794-7740 (507) 877-3243 (507) 342-5621

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

http://www.area2.org/

Delegates from each County

New Ulm

56073 Brown

Ted Marti

(507) 354-5528

[email protected]

http://www.schellsbrewery.com/

Supports CCMR/MN River Watershed Alliance conferences

Recreational opportunities

New Ulm and surrounding area North Mankato area

256 Belgrade Avenue

Donation of technical skills, financial support

Brown, Cottonwood, Redwood, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Pipestone, Yellow Medicine 1400 East Lyon Street New Ulm and surrounding area, statewide P.O. Box 455

Blue Earth County 4-H

Non-profit

To educate the youth of Blue Earth County

Blue Earth County Environmental Services

Government

Blue Earth County Farm Service Agency

New Ulm

711 Front Street

Fund raising

Education

Notes

Sarah Ogren, HR Manager

1921 Premier Drive 315 W. Saint Julien St.  319 Broadway St 97 S Park Ave. 222 E Walnut St 13 S Minnesota St

Education Agriculture

Website

56073 Brown

40322 541st Avenue

Recreational opportunities

Email

New Ulm

RRAT c/o Tony Miller

Financial

Phone

1700 N. Minnesota St. P.O. Box 95 New Ulm

Statewide and national

Located on the Cottonwood River Committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. To provide customers with the best possible service, at the lowest possible cost, consistent with sound business management. Provide guided paddling, snow shoeing trips throughout the Blue Earth County river valley, equipment rental and shuttles Bethany aspires to produce students with a clear understanding of Christian vocation, which encourages students to make the most of their God-given talents Involved in Minnesota's Corn Growers Farm Team

Contact

P.O. Box 95

New Ulm and surrounding area

Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Nicollet, Sibley, Watonwan and other counties Nationwide Cleveland area Le Center area

Zip Code County

1700 N. Minnesota Street

Systems thinking, conservation planning

Middle MN River Watershed

City

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Comm Policy: Assist, wherever possible, governmental agencies and other official organizations engaged in environmental activities. Have unity-Giving/?WT.mc_id=www.3mgiving.com www.3mgiving.com access to corporate funds to help the environment Work with New Ulm Area Sport Fisherman, interested in working with other groups. Experienced at organizing clean up events. Leave message for Tony

Employee volunteering

Financial support- General fund grant for rural America (includes environmental and education focus), local sponsorships, possibly volunteers Potential financial, volunteers Fund raising

Address 2

Schells Park

Regional Nicollet Le Sueur Le Sueur Blue Earth Brown

Melanie Olson Kent Thostenson, Marketing Manager

Grant application materials are posted on the web site between Oct 1 and Nov 30 for the following year. Grants up to $10,000 are available. Local sponsorships may also be available. May donate clothing, fishing rods No email or website No email or website No email or website

Sleepy Eye and surrounding area Blue Earth, Brown, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Sibley counties

113 1st Ave. S.

Sleepy Eye

56085 Brown

Rick Mages

(507) 794-7391

[email protected]

http://www.mnlegion.org/

P.O. Box 8

Mankato

56002 Blue Earth

Dave Sunderman, Member Services Manager

(507) 387-7963

[email protected]

www.benco.org

Financial support is available through their Operation Round Up Program

Blue Earth County

530 N. Riverfront Drive

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

http://www.bentriveroutfitter.com/

Company is owned by three individuals.

700 Luther Drive 75757 330th St

Mankato St. James

56001 Blue Earth 56081 Watonwan

(507) 388-2368 (507) 344-7327 (507) 344-7745 (507) 375-5519

[email protected]

Mankato area

Email through web site college directory

http://www.blc.edu/

Financial

Blue Earth County

Blue Earth County Extension Office

Mankato

56002 Blue Earth

(507) 304-4142

[email protected]

http://www3.extension.umn.edu/county/blue-earth/4-h There are 10 4-H clubs in Blue Earth County

The Environmental Services department develops and administers programs to protect ground water and surface water, and management of solid waste in Blue Earth County.

Conservation project coordination

Blue Earth County

410 S. Fifth St.

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

(507) 304-4381

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.blueearthcountymn.gov

Government, Agriculture

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.

Technical assistance, financial support, connection to farm programs

[email protected] 

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/stateoffapp?mystate=mn &area=home&subject=landing&topic=landing Blue Earth- Nicollet County FSA Office

Blue Earth County Historical Society

Non-profit

To lead in the collecting and promoting of Blue Earth County's history to ensure its preservation for the enrichment and benefit of present and future generations.

Blue Earth Soil and Water Conservation District

Government

Carry out a program for the conservation, use and development of soil, water and related resources.

Blue Heron Landscape Design

Business

Bolton & Menk, Inc.

Business

To work with contractors and homeowners on design and maintenance of landscape Bolton & Menk has a broad range of experience in the areas of civil, environmental and transportation engineering, as well as GIS and landscape architecture. Bolton & Menk is organized to serve our clients' needs for a wide range of projects with sound, up-to-date practices and principles.

Non-profit, Youth

It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law

Boy Scouts of America, Sioux Trails District

Non-profit, Youth

It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law

Boy Scouts of America, Twin Valley Council

Non-profit, Youth

It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law

Broken Arrow Archery Club

Sports & Recreation

Brown County 4-H

Financial support Provide means to use the river, team building events, corporate outings, use of equipment

Blue Earth and Nicollet counties

Ste B30

204 S 5th St Ste 310, PO Box 8608

1160 Victory Drive

Mankato

Chad Heins, Assistant Professor-Biology Ted Manthe, Dean of Student Services Bill Brown Amanda Sommers, County 4-H Program Coordinator Scott Fichtner, Environmental Services Director Julie Conrad, Land Use and Natural Resources Planner

56001 Blue Earth

Cassie Buck, County Executive Director

(507) 345-4651 Ext. 2 

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Heather Harren, Education and Outreach Manager

(507) 345-5566

[email protected]

www.bechshistory.com

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Jerad Bach, District Manager

(507) 345-4744

[email protected]

http://www.blueearthswcd.org

Education Donation of skills, cost share, education programs, conservation project coordination, possible financial support

Blue Earth County

415 Cherry Street

Blue Earth County

1160 Victory Drive

Education

entire watershed

1944 Howard Drive

North Mankato

56003 Blue Earth

Rebecca Krenik

(507) 317-4859

[email protected]

http://bhlandscapedesign.com

Financial support, in-kind support, donations of skills, use of meeting rooms, conservation projects to use as examples

Statewide

1960 Premier Drive

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Chantill Kahler Royer, Water Resources Engineer

(507) 625-4171

[email protected]

www.bolton-menk.com

Potential volunteers

Blue Earth, Le Sueur and part of Nicollet County

Paul Taylor, District Chair

(507) 381-1173

Email through web site

Potential volunteers

Brown, Redwood, Renville, Sibley and part of Nicollet County

Potential volunteers

15 Counties in S. MN

Recreational opportunities

Henderson area

Sibley

Education, Student Group

Located in watershed Minnesota 4-H youth development offers age appropriate, hands-on learning via short- and long-term projects and activities including volunteering, civic engagement, community service, and camping.

Education

Brown County

Brown

Brown County Farm Service Agency Brown County Historical Society

Government, Agriculture Education

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. Provide information on the history of the area

Brown County Planning and Zoning

Government

Water planning

Technical assistance, financial support, connection to farm programs Education Donation of skills, other office assistance, use of meeting rooms, education programs

Boy Scouts of America, Great Bend District

Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District Government Cambria Business

Conservation project coordination, in-kind support, donations of skills, and use of meeting rooms

Caribou Gun Club - Hunting Preserve

Sports & Recreation

Catherine Fouchi

Individual

Cost share and conservation design assistance Large company located in the watershed area The Caribou Gun Club serves the sporting public in part by maintaining the Caribou Hunting Preserve, 28 hunting fields spread over 700 acres of varying terrain from Big Blue Stem to Sorghum to Prairie Grasses. Recreational opportunities Landowner, do volunteer work at Minneopa State Park. I am a master naturalist with Prairie Expertise. Donation of technical skills

Education

The Center strives toward earth justice and sustainability through education, spirituality, sustainable agriculture, rural ministry, and political advocacy

Business

At CenterPoint Energy, we believe we have a responsibility to invest in the communities we serve. Through our outreach efforts, we lend support to educational, civic, social and environmental initiatives that enhance the quality of life for our customers and the community as a whole. Financial support, volunteers

Center for Earth Spirituality & Rural Ministry

CenterPoint Energy

Education

Regional

Regional

810 Madison Ave

Brown County Brown County

1229 Cedar St. NE 2 North Broadway

Brown County

15 S State St

Brown County area Statewide and beyond

300 2nd Ave SW 44 Good Counsel Drive

Le Sueur County area

Mankato area

Blue Earth, Brown, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Renville, Sibley counties and more

Suite 3

Mankato

Fr. Andy Michels, District Chair

(507) 794-4171

Paul Wilkinson, Council Executive Tom Bender Dale Determan

(507) 387-3123 (507) 248-3230 (507) 248-3739

Email through web site

http://www.twinvalleybsa.org/

The Society, founded in 1901, operates the History Center Museum, Research Center and Museum Gift Shop as well as the Historic R.D. Hubbard House in Mankato. Blue Earth County's landscape includes major waterways like the Minnesota and Blue Earth Rivers.

Does a lot of conservation projects Plans to be providing an educational seminar for those will lakeshore or river front property as she feels it is a great need

Boy scouts participate in service projects

Boy scouts participate in service projects

http://www.twinvalleybsa.org/

[email protected]

Boy scouts participate in service projects http://www.henderson-mn.com/broken-arrow-archeryclub.html Found on DNR website

[email protected]

(507) 794-7993

Sleepy Eye New Ulm

56085 Brown 56073 Brown

Bruce Lammers, County Executive Director Bob Burgess, Director

(507) 794-7997 Ext. 2 (507) 233-2616

[email protected]  [email protected]

http://www.fsa.usda.gov http://www.browncountyhistorymn.org/

New Ulm

56073 Brown

John Knisley, Water Planner

(507) 233-6641

[email protected]

www.co.brown.mn.us/planning-and-zoning-documents Will be working with MPCA on WRAPs

Sleepy Eye Mankato

56085 Brown 56001 Blue Earth

Douglas Goodrich, District Manager Mary Kaus, General Manager

(507) 794-2553 (507) 388-1400

[email protected] [email protected]

http://brownswcdmn.org/ http://www.cambriausa.com

30649 380th Street

Le Sueur

56058 Le Sueur

Randy Voss, Owner Earl Voss, Owner

(507) 665-3796

[email protected]

http://www.caribougunclub.com

21786 Flint Road

Lake Crystal

56055 Blue Earth

Catherine Fouchi

(507) 317-9858

[email protected]

170 Good Counsel Drive

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Lisa Coons

(507) 389-4272

[email protected]

http://www.ssnd.org/center-for-earth-spirituality

[email protected]

Showing our commitment through corporate sponsorship of community events and financial contributions to charities, civic organizations, educational programs and community/economic development initiatives; and Actively promoting volunteer service www.centerpointenergy.com http://www.centerpointenergy.com/community/charita among our employees/retirees and demonstrating as a team that we blecontributions/MN/ make a difference.

2400 N Riverfront Dr

P.O. Box 447

56001 Regional

http://www.twinvalleybsa.org/

Manage County water plan

Suite 200

Mankato

Blue Earth, 56001 Regional

Jean Krause, grants (Metro office)

(800) 245-2377

Will be working with MPCA on WRAPs Produces countertops

Prairie restoration on her property An educational program of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, also have community garden, hold Earth conference and other environmental-related events

The Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory: Creating Connections (Sorted by Organization) Organization

Organization Type

Central Minnesota Municipal Power Agency

Joint action agency

City Center Partnership

Association

Mission/Interest in MN River

Resources

Through joint action, we will develop, implement and manage energy projects to enable costeffective, reliable and environmentally responsible energy resources for our members Energy planning Initiatives that attract a greater number of customers, employees and residents to the city center Marketing and promotions

Cleveland

56017 Le Sueur

Richard Walter, Mayor

(507) 931-6380

[email protected]

http://www.clevelandmn.govoffice2.com/

P.O. Box 86

Courtland Evan Fairfax Franklin Hanska Jeffers Kasota Lake Crystal

56021 56266 55332 55333 56041 56145 56050 56055

Julie Holm Dan Alt, Clerk Marcia Seibert-Volz, Clerk Robin Kokesch Kathy Grothem, Clerk Sharen Goeman, Clerk Sheila LeRoss, City clerk Mike Harmon, City Administrator

(507) 354-7055 (507) 794-4583 (507) 426-7255 Ext. 21 (507) 557-2259 (507) 439-6246 (507) 628-4242 (507) 931-3290 (507) 726-2538 Ext. 3

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

http://www.cityoffairfax-mn.gov/ http://franklinmn.us http://www.cityofhanska.com/ http://www.jeffers.us.com/ http://www.kasotamn.govoffice2.com/ http://www.ci.lake-crystal.mn.us/

City of Madison Lake

P.O. Box 295

525 Main Street

Madison Lake

56063 Blue Earth

Chris Roemhildt, Public Works Supervisor

(507) 243-3011

[email protected]

http://www.ci.madison-lake.mn.us/

Mankato Morgan City of Morton

P.O. Box 3368 119 Vernon Ave 220 West 2nd Street

P.O. Box 278

Mankato Morgan Morton

56002 Blue Earth 56266 Redwood 56270 Renville

Mary Fralish, Director of Public Works John Kleinschmidt, City Clerk Shirley Dove, Clerk

(507) 387-8665 (507) 249-3455 (507) 697-6912

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

http://www.mankato-mn.gov/

Southwest MN

122 South Garden Street

New Ulm

56073 Brown

Nicollet

56074 Nicollet

(507) 359-8339 (507) 232-3474 (507) 232-3471

www.ci.new-ulm.mn.us

401 Pine Street

Tom Schmitz, Director Vanessa Drill, City Clerk Gary Johnson, Maintenance Supervisor

[email protected]

City of Nicollet

[email protected]

http://nicollet.org/

North Mankato St. Peter

56002 Nicollet 56082 Nicollet

Derek Tostenson, Storm Water Management Todd Mettler, Park Superintendent Todd Prafke, City Administrator

(507) 625-4141 (507) 625-9189 (507) 934-0663

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

http://www.northmankato.com/ http://www.saintpetermn.gov/

117 South 1st Street

Montevideo

56265 Regional

Ariel Herrod, Water Program Coordinator

(320) 269-2984

[email protected]

http://www.cureriver.org/

P.O. Box 488

New Ulm

56073 Brown

Scott Sparlin

(507) 276-2280

[email protected]

http://www.ccmnriver.org/

8806 Lace Avenue

Glencoe

55336 Statewide

(320) 864-6324

[email protected]

http://www.cpa-wildlife.org/

Renville

56284 Renville

Craig Hebrink, President and CEO

(320) 329-8377

[email protected]

www.coopcountry.com

Windom

56101 Cottonwood

Crystal Reith, County 4-H Program Coordinator

(507) 831-4022

[email protected]

Windom

56101 Cottonwood

Recreation and natural resources Located in the watershed

Recreational opportunities

Cottonwood County Environmental Department

Government

Access to river

Recreational opportunities Recreational opportunities

Financial support, education, habitat restorations, stocking programs, tree plantings, feeding programs, or work to enhance wildlife and all natural resources Sibley County and other counties Renville County and surrounding Financial support- scholarship program area

N71 County Office Bldg.

Conservation project coordination

Cottonwood County

339 9th Street

Crystal Loon Recreation Association

Lake Association

Located in the watershed, concerned about water quality

Crystal Waters Project

Agriculture, Cooperative Lake/River Organization, Nonprofit

A local full-service cooperative with 150 full-time employees serving the agronomy, energy, feed, and grain customer. Financial support The mission of CWP is to restore a healthy watershed that would improve the water quality of our lakes. To promote good stewardship and better management practices throughout the entire Crystal Lake watershed. Networking between organizations

Duck Lake Preservation Association

Lake Association

To create preservation ownership to all who have a vested interest in Duck Lake. To help protect the beauty and value of the entire lake.

Ducks Unlimited

Non-profit, Sports and Recreation Wetlands and waterfowl conservation

Elk's Nature Center

Education

Erickson-Strom American Legion Post 186 Farmers Cooperative of Hanska

Citizen's group Agriculture, Cooperative

FFA - Cedar Mountain High School # 2754

Non-profit, Youth

FFA - Comfrey High School

Non-profit, Youth

Non-profit, Youth

FFA - Lake Crystal - Welcome Memorial HS

Non-profit, Youth

P.O. Box 2055

Ste 1/ 41385 US Highway 71

Jared Morrill, Planning and Zoning Technician (507) 831-1153 Ext. 102 [email protected]

Cottonwood County

339 9th Street

Windom

56010 Cottonwood

Conservation project coordination

Cottonwood County

339 9th Street

Windom

56101 Cottonwood

Volunteers

Crystal and Loon Lake Watersheds Blue Earth, Brown, LeSueur, Nicollet, and Watonwan counties and surrounding areas

Lake Crystal

56055 Blue Earth

Ron Teigen, President

P.O. Box 210

Lake Crystal

56055 Regional

Crystal Lake Watershed

P.O. Box 330

Volunteers

Land conservation, habitat restoration, education, recreational opportunities

721 W. Humphrey

Duck Lake Watershed

Lake Crystal

56055 Blue Earth

Mike Roll

Madison Lake

56063 Blue Earth

Scott Madigan, President

56308 Statewide

Jon Schneider, Manager of Conservation Programs Todd Sittig, Southwest MN Rep.

(507) 831-1550 Ext. 2  (507) 831-1153 Ext. 3

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

http://www.cottonwoodswcd.org

Will be working with MPCA on WRAPs

Support the Crystal Waters Project and Crystal Loon Recreation fundraising events

(507) 726-6182

(507) 726-6455

Email through web site or staff directory on web site

http://www.crystalvalley.coop/

(507) 380-1794

[email protected]

http://www.crystalwatersproject.org/

[email protected] (320) 762-9916

[email protected]

(507) 726-2799

Living Lakes Initiative in Minnesota, works with MNDNR and USFWS on habit restoration projects, Southwest MN volunteers http://www.ducks.org/ work with Crystal Waters Project and Crystal Loon Rec Association http://www.mankatomn.gov/ElksNatureCenter/Page.aspx https://www.facebook.com/AmericanLegionPost186/i nfo?ref=page_internal

555 Stoltzman Road

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Olivia area Hanska, New Ulm and surrounding area

2450 West Lincoln Ave

Olivia

56277 Renville

Derek Schultz

P.O. Box 6

Hanska

56041 Brown

Jim Jore, General Manager

(507) 439-6244

http://www.hanskaco.com/

Education, potential volunteers

Morgan area

P.O. Box 188

Morgan

56266 Redwood

Steve Lammers, Advisor

(507) 249-5880 Ext. 113 [email protected]

http://www.cms.mntm.org/domain/5

Education, potential volunteers

Comfrey and surrounding area

305 Ochre Street West

Comfrey

56019 Brown

Jeff Fredin, Advisor

(507) 877-3491

http://www.comfreyps.new.rschooltoday.com/

[email protected]

http://www.mnffa.org

[email protected]

http://isd2071.k12.mn.us/domain/57

(507) 387-8585

Education, potential volunteers

Gibbon, Fairfax, Winthrop area

North Cottonwood Street

P.O. Box 1001

Winthrop

55396 Sibley

Jeff Jenson, Advisor

Education, potential volunteers

Lake Crystal Area

P.O. Box 160

607 Knights Lane

Lake Crystal

56055 Blue Earth

Timothy Harbo, Environmental Coordinator

(507) 351-5495

Cottonwood County

875 Barstad Rd

Cottonwood

56229 Cottonwood

Abbie Westby, Advisor Thomas Chute, Advisor Jeffrey Nelson, Advisor Scott Stuckey, Advisor

(507) 423-5164

Non-profit, Youth

Non-profit, Youth

Our FFA chapter offers a dynamic youth program that prepares our members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Education, potential volunteers

Nicollet County

1 Pine Street

Redwood Falls area

100 George Ramseth Drive 

New Ulm

P.O. Box 108

Page 2 of 9

56073 Brown

[email protected] [email protected]

(507) 647-5382 Ext. 2280

414 South Payne Street

Have several local chapters, hold youth days, work with other organizations on projects to enhance wildlife habitat

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/

Alexandria

New Ulm area

Stormwater management, community grants to non-profits

http://www3.extension.umn.edu/county/cottonwood/4h http://www.co.cottonwood.mn.us/countydepartments/environmental/

311 East Lake Geneva Road NE

Environmental education programs and periodic events. Education Our current membership is involved in activities all over the surrounding area. Host dinners and fundraisers to many different groups in our community. Recreational opportunities

City clerk is only contact information available

http://www.mortonmn.com/

Minnesota and Nationwide Blue Earth county and surrounding area

FFA - Redwood Valley High School

Non-profit, Youth

P.O. Box 547

Linda Stuckenbroker, County Executive Director Kay (Clark) Gross, District Administrator David Bucklin, District Technician

FFA - Nicollet High School

FFA - New Ulm Senior High School

Non-profit, Youth

P.O. Box 9 PO Box K PO Box 326

Nicollet Brown Renville Renville Brown Cottonwood Le Sueur Blue Earth

Technical assistance, financial support, connection to farm programs

Lakeview FFA will strive to advance leadership and career skills through recruitment of new members, cooperation of active members, and enhanced activities for all members. The Lakeview FFA is involved in Public Speaking, Agronomy, Forestry, Poultry Evaluation, Livestock Evaluation, Nursery and Landscaping, Small Engines, Welding, and Electricity. Education, potential volunteers Dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Education, potential volunteers Dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Education, potential volunteers

FFA - Lakeview High School

P.O. Box 309

P.O. Box 604

Cottonwood County

Government

FFA - Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop HS

1001 Belgrade Avenue 227 South Front Street

Education

Cottonwood County Farm Service Agency Cottonwood County Soil and Water Conservation District

Agricultural cooperative serving the grain, agronomy, feed and energy customer. At Cedar Mountain FFA, we strive to provide a wide range of leadership development opportunities for members of all ages. Dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Our students are developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

City of North Mankato City of St. Peter

Conservation project coordination Minnesota River Watershed Education, access to river, conservation projects to use as examples, recreational activities, and educational MN River Watershed with focus on programs Middle MN River Watershed

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. To help maintain a better environment for future generations, to encourage the wise use of our top soil and water through programs and education.

Crystal Valley Cooperative

Government, Agriculture

Affiliate of Greater Mankato Growth

300 Railroad St. 135 East St 18 1st St SE 320 Second Ave East P.O. Box 91 Box 127 200 North Webster Street 100 E Robinson St

Government

Cottonwood County 4-H

http://www.citycentermankato.com/

205 4th Street

Park

To improve the profitability of members. Minnesota 4-H youth development offers age appropriate, hands-on learning via short- and long-term projects and activities including volunteering, civic engagement, community service, and camping. To help maintain a better environment for future generations, to encourage the wise use of our top soil and water through programs and education.

[email protected]

City of Courtland City of Evan City of Fairfax City of Franklin City of Hanska City of Jeffers City of Kasota City of Lake Crystal

City of Nicollet

Education, Student Group

(507) 388-1062

City of Cleveland

City of New Ulm Park & Recreation

Co-op Country Farmers Elevator (CCFE)

(507) 526-2193

Recreational opportunities Recreational opportunities Recreational opportunities Recreational opportunities Recreational opportunities Recreational opportunities Recreational opportunities

Recreational opportunities Donation of technical skills, access to MN River and allow tour or share information about conservation projects installed on property

Working together to preserve, to enhance, fish and wildlife and educate the general public

Notes

Recreational opportunities

Government Government Government

Non-profit Agriculture, Cooperative

Website

56002 Blue Earth

Government

Conservation Partners of America

Email

56013 Regional

City of Mankato City of Morgan City of Morton

Non-Profit

Phone

Mankato

City of Madison Lake

Coalition for a Clean Minnesota River (CCMR)

Contact Steve Thompson, P.E., MBA, Chief Executive Officer

Blue Earth

Government Government Government Government Government Government Government Government

Non-profit

Zip Code County

P.O. Box 193

Government

Clean Up the River Environment (CURE)

City

459 South Grove St.

City of Courtland City of Evan City of Fairfax City of Franklin City of Hanska City of Jeffers City of Kasota City of Lake Crystal

Located in the watershed Located in the watershed The mission of CURE is to focus public awareness on the Minnesota River Watershed and to take action to restore and protect the river’s water quality, biological integrity and natural beauty for all generations. We encourage and support the broadest diversity of citizens possible, building effective networks and bridges among unusual allies to reach our goals. We work at the state and national level to develop public policy to improve the river.

Address 2

Mankato

City of Cleveland

Government Government

Address

South Central MN

Fishing, boating, canoeing, water skiing, swimming and camping are favorite summer pastimes, and the Cleveland vicinity offers these activities and more for every member of the family.  There are lakes, fishing areas, local tennis courts, three golf courses within a fifteenminute drive and many local historical sites to visit. We envision Courtland as a city with managed growth that offers a high quality of life for individuals, families, and businesses at an affordable cost. Located in watershed Located in the watershed Located in the watershed Located in watershed Located in watershed Located in the watershed Stormwater management Preserve and enhance the quality of life for Madison Lake Residents, Business Owners and Visitors, by providing excellent public services.  Leading the way as a prosperous diverse regional community. Strives to be a good steward of the environment in all service endeavors Located in watershed Located in the watershed

City of North Mankato City of St. Peter

Geographic area of interest

http://www.lakeview2167.com/site/default.aspx?Page ID=1

(507) 359-8431

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

http://www.mnffa.org

[email protected]

http://www.isd191.org/

[email protected]

http://www.redwoodvalleyffa.org

Nicollet

56074 Nicollet

Patrick Kearney, Advisor

(507) 232-3411 Ext. 4119

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Lisa Sackreiter, Advisor

(507) 644-8055

The Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory: Creating Connections (Sorted by Organization) Organization FFA - Renville County West High School

Organization Type

Non-profit, Youth

FFA - Sibley East Public Schools Arlington Campus Non-profit, Youth

Fishers and Farmers Partnership for the Upper Mississippi River Basin

Citizen's group, Agriculture, Government, Tribal

Fort Ridgely State Park

Park, Government

Freshwater Society

Non-profit Citizen's group, nonprofit Citizen's group, nonprofit

Friends of Fort Ridgely Friends of Minneopa State Park

Friends of the Minnesota Valley Gaylord Game Protective League Genesis Coop Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop Middle School Gibbon Sportsman's club Girls Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys

Resources

Geographic area of interest

Address

Address 2

City

Education, potential volunteers

Renville County

301 NE 3rd Street

P.O. Box 338

Renville

Education, potential volunteers

Arlington Area

202 Third Ave. N.W.

P.O. Box 1000

Financial support, donation of technical skills, demonstration projects

Upper Mississippi River Basin

La Crosse Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office

555 Lester Ave.

Recreational opportunities, education

Fort Ridgely State Park

To promote the conservation, protection, and restoration of all freshwater resources.

Community clean-up tool kit, Education

Support activities and programs in Fort Ridgely State Park Preserving, managing, and promoting the resources of the park. Minneopa creek flows through the park and into the Minnesota River within the park boundaries.

Mission/Interest in MN River Dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

To support locally-led projects that add value to farms while restoring aquatic habitat and native fish populations. Their aim is to keep profitability high and soil and nutrients on the land. Fort Ridgely Sate Park is situated at the historic site of U.S. - Dakota Conflict of 1862. The park offers a variety of recreational options for all times of year.

Non-profit, River Organization, Citizen's group Protect the natural resources of the Minnesota Valley The conservation and improvement of the natural resources of the state, protection of all Sports & Recreation wildlife Genesis provides expertise to serve farm and consumer clients. Source of farm and consumer Business, Agriculture products, service and information in southern Minnesota.  Education Sports & Recreation Non-profit, Youth

Takes 7th grade students on paddling trips in the watershed Located in watershed Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Contact

Phone

Email

Website

56284 Renville

Jason Stewig, Advisor

(320) 329-8362

[email protected]

http://rcw.k12.mn.us/page/3199

Arlington

55307 Sibley

Jeff Eppen, Advisor

(507) 964-8272

[email protected]

http://www.sibleyeast.org/page/3279

Onalaska, WI

54650 Regional

Heidi Keuler, Project Coordinator; USFWS

(608) 783-8417

[email protected]

http://www.fishersandfarmers.org/

72158 County Road 30

Fairfax

55332 Nicollet

(507) 426-7840

[email protected]

Statewide

2500 Shadywood Road

Excelsior

55331 Statewide

Steve Woods, Executive Director Peggy Knapp, Director of Programs

(952) 471-9773

[email protected]

Education, potential volunteers

Fort Ridgely State Park

P.O. Box 292

Fairfax

55332 Nicollet

John Fritsche, President

(507) 354-4387

Education, potential volunteers

Minneopa State Park

P.O. Box 5172 

Mankato

56002 Blue Earth

Linda Engstrom, President

[email protected]

www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/fort_ridgely www.freshwater.org http://freshwater.org/community-clean-ups-forwater-quality/ http://freshwater.org/wpcontent/uploads/2014/12/FarmWiseFWSNPSReport Final.pdf www.parksandtrails.org/community_partners/friends_f ort ridgely http://mrbdc.mnsu.edu/sites/mrbdc.mnsu.edu/files/publ ic/org/fom/index.html

In-kind support (time, office functions such as copying or marketing), grant writing, project management MN River Basin

3815 American Boulevard East 

Bloomington

55425 Regional

Ted Suss, Executive Director

(507) 828-3377

[email protected]

www.Friendsmnvalley.org

More focused on the military history Volunteers participate in activities such as invasive plant removal, bird surveys, and leading nature hikes. The Friends’ programs are designed to build and engage a volunteer grassroots citizen network to advocate for local decisions that are compatible with our goal of achieving a healthy and sustainable Refuge and River.

Recreational opportunities

Gaylord area

P.O. Box 733

Gaylord

55334 Sibley

Kenny Mueller

Donations/sponsorship, farmer education

Minnesota River Basin

901 N. 4th Street

Le Sueur

56058 Le Sueur

Joe Spinler, General Manager

[email protected]

http://www.genesis.coop

Found on DNR website Interested in being involved depending on the type of project or event.

Education Recreational opportunities

Sibley and Renville Counties Gibbon and surrounding area

300 3rd Ave SE 61493 310th St

Fairfax Gibbon

55332 Sibley 55335 Sibley

(612) 987-7459 (507) 665-6270 Ext. 1005 (507) 426-7251 Ext. 2335 (507) 834-6632

http://www.girlscoutsrv.org/

Not sure what location Celina is located or if she is the right contact. Serves 40,000 girls

[email protected]

http://www.greatrivergreening.org/

Native planting designs for developed and natural areas, restoration and stabilization of shorelands and ravines, ecological inventories sand management plants, native plantings, prescribed burns, conservation practices on farmland. Also have programs to train volunteer supervisors, educate landowners, and expose at-risk teens to natural areas and environmental science careers.

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.gberba.org/

[email protected]

http://www.greatermankato.com/

Chris Crocker

Email through website

http://www.mankatomultisport.com/

[email protected]

http://mankatorotary.org/

Volunteers

Great River Greening

Non-profit

Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance (GBERBA)

Joint Powers Organization

To secure the legacy of Minnesota land and water through community restoration, stewardship and partnerships To lead in the implementation and promotion of economically viable watershed activities through the combined efforts of local partners and the Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance.

Greater Mankato Growth

Association

Located in watershed area

Greater Mankato Multi-Sport Club

We welcome runners, bikers, swimmers, duathletes, and triathletes of all levels in the Greater Mankato area (and anywhere else for that matter) who are interested in training, Citizen’s Group, Sports camaraderie, and competition opportunities. We are committed to encouraging athletes of all & Recreation abilities and ages to achieve their goals in sports and fitness. Recreational opportunities Rotary is an international humanitarian service organization where business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and resources to help others in their local communities and throughout the world. Service club Potential volunteers, access to business professionals

Greater Mankato Rotary

Gustavus Adolphus College

Gustavus Greens

Education

Supports environmental sustainability on the Gustavus Adolphus campus and in the surrounding communities while equipping students to continue that work in their lives beyond Gustavus

Technical assistance, education

Conservation projects

Education, access to students and faculty, potential volunteers, research

1961 Premier Drive

Suite 100

Minnesota River Basin

Mankato, North Mankato area

St. Peter area

P.O. Box 63

55107 Statewide

Deborah Karasov, Executive Director

Windom

56101 Cottonwood

Kay (Clark) Gross, Administrative Coordinator David Bucklin, District Technician (507) 831-1153 Ext. 3

(651) 665-9500

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Mankato

Blue Earth

Mankato

56002 Blue Earth

Pam Jagfield, President

(507) 385-6640

[email protected]

800 West College Avenue

St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

Bob Douglas, Geography Professor Emeritus

Morgan

56266 Redwood

Fawn McNamara

(507) 249-3196

P.O. Box 278

Renville, Chippewa and Kandiyohi counties

Renville County Courthouse Lower Level

500 East DePue Avenue

Conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water, and other natural resources Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel is an enterprise of the Lower Sioux Indian Community. The Lower Sioux Indian Community is a federally recognized Indian tribe located in south central Minnesota

(800) 845-0787

Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation

711 Front Street

Drainage and excavation business located in the watershed

St. Paul

55107 Regional

1213 North 7th Street

Volunteers

New Ulm area

P.O. Box 231

Financial support

Morton area

39375 County Highway 24

P.O. Box 420

Notes

Currently working in the Seven Mile Creek Watershed. Fishers & Farmers is a partnership of the National Fish Habitat Partnership. Work is guided by the National Fish Habitat Board, Midwest Fish Habitat Partnerships, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff

Community clean-up tool kit provides instructions and templates for organizing a clean up. Freshwater Society and the National Park Service completed a study on farmer participation in conservation programs. The report is found here

[email protected]

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] (Tia) [email protected] (Daniel) (507) 933-7206 (Jim D.) [email protected] (Jim)

Gustavus Adolphus College

Share knowledge/experience on agricultural drainage, shoreline stabilization, wetland restoration, excavation, Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet counties primarily possible donation of service

St. Paul

Bob Kaukola Celina Martina, Director, Community Partnerships

James Dontje, Director Johnson Ctr. for Env. Innovation Jeff Jermiason, Chemistry Laura Triplett, Geology Julie Bartley, Geography Jeff La Frenierre, Geology (GIS) Joel Carlin, Biology (Aquatic Biology) Cindy Johnson, Biology (Botany)

Middle MN River Watershed

Hawk Creek Watershed Project

Business

339 9th Street

Mankato and surrounding area

St. Peter and surrounding area

Improving the water quality/quantity issues in the watershed, while also promoting a healthy agricultural, industrial, and recreational-based economy for the region Conservation project coordination, education

Sports & Recreation

Greater Blue Earth River Basin

Suite 201

Access to students

Joint Powers Organization

Jackpot Junction Casino

35 West Water Street

400 Robert St. S.

Financial support, scholarships

Agricultural cooperative serving the grain, agronomy, feed and energy customer.

Izaak Walton League New Ulm Chapter 79

Statewide, have staff person at Nicollet County SWCD

St. Paul Service Center

800 West College Avenue

Student Group Agriculture, Cooperative

Business

Southern MN and WI

The Gustavus Greens is an on-campus organization promoting environmental sustainability and awareness at Gustavus Adolphus College

Harvest Land Cooperative Corporate Office

Hoehn Drainage & Excavation, LLC

Zip Code County

(507) 933-7206 (Jim) (507)-933-6235 (Jeff) (507)-933-7442 (Laura) (507)-933-7507 (Julie) (507)-933-6332 (Jeff) (507)-933-6305 (Joel) (507)-933-7043 (Cindy)

[email protected]

https://gustavus.edu/johnsoncenter/

May be including some of Middle MN in their work, partner with the 10 counties in the joint powers organization Merger of the Mankato area Chamber of commerce and Economic Development Corp.

Faculty listed all have some connection, expertise or interest in the river or watershed. Many lead student trips to the river or bluffs. Students may be available for projects or research. Funding may be needed, especially for transportation.

http://orgs.gustavus.edu/greens/ https://gustavus.edu/studentorgs/organizations/22 www.harvestland.com

Locations in Morton, Morgan, and 3 other sites

Does work in the Renville County portion of the Middle MN River Watershed Olivia

56277 Renville

Heidi Rauenhorst, Project Coordinator

(320) 523-3666

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Thomas Hoehn, Owner

(507) 388-7741

New Ulm

56073 Brown

Morton

56270 Renville

Pat Dietz, President

[email protected]

http://www.hawkcreekwatershed.org

Company did wetland restoration work for the USFWS for 20 years, interested in participating in meetings if he is available

(507) 794-3317

[email protected] [email protected]

https://sites.google.com/site/newulm79chapter/home

Also operate a shooting range

(507) 697-8000

[email protected]

http://jackpotjunction.com/ http://jackpotjunction.com/info/donation-request/

(507) 628-5591

[email protected]

http://jefferspetroglyphs.com/

Operated by Lower Sioux Indian Community, submit donation requests in writing at least 8 weeks prior to event Virgin native and Restored prairie on site, operated by the MN Historical Society

Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site

Park

Historic Native American site located in Little Cottonwood River Watershed

Recreational opportunities, education, tour

Southwest MN

27160 County Road 2

Comfrey

56091 Brown

Joe Maidl Farms

Agriculture

Practices modern farming technology

Conservation project examples

Lafayette Area

37942 571st Ave.

Lafayette

56054 Nicollet

http://www.mnfarmteam.com/meet-the-farm-team/

Part of MN Farm Team- MN Corn Growers Assoc.

Key Cities Conservation Club

Shooting range, host annual youth conservation education event

Recreational opportunities

Local area

23370 610th Ave.

Madison Lake

56002 Blue Earth

(507) 243-3272

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.keycitiesconservationclub.org/

Possible meeting space in clubhouse

(507) 225-0667

[email protected]

http://mankatokiwanis.org/

Kiwanis Club of New Ulm

Sports & Recreation Service club, Nonprofit Service club, Nonprofit

Lake Crystal Lions Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance

Kiwanis Club of Mankato

Joe Maidl, Owner

(507) 228-8743

Mankato area

P.O. Box 733

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

New Ulm area

P.O. Box 222

New Ulm

56073 Brown

Service Club

Operates Camp Patterson on Lake Washington Recreational opportunities, Education To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service and to build better communities (one of Kiwanis values) Volunteers To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. Volunteers

Lake Crystal

56055 Blue Earth

Tom Cooper, President

507-726-6707

Non-profit

Slowing and reversing the current trend of sediment and nutrient flow to Lake Pepin

Southern Minnesota

Red Wing

55066 Regional

Rylee Main, Project Manager

(630) 806-9909

Education, data

Lake Crystal Area P.O. Box 392

Page 3 of 9

Meets at

[email protected]

http://www.lakepepinlegacyalliance.org/

Interested in sediment reduction from MN river, has list of BMP projects in watershed, data

The Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory: Creating Connections (Sorted by Organization) Organization Type

Mission/Interest in MN River

Lake Washington Club Incorporated Lake Washington Improvement Association

Land Stewardship Project

To foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to Non-profit, Agriculture develop sustainable communities.

Education, some technical assistance, farmer to farmer network Statewide

Le Sueur County Cattlemen

Agriculture

Represent cattlemen in the area

Access to farmers

Government

The Environmental Services staff is responsible for the planning, administration and enforcement of the Le Sueur County Zoning Ordinances, the Water Plan, Clean Water Partnerships, Feedlots, Solid Waste, and Septic Programs.

Conservation project coordination, in-kind support, donation of skills, recreational opportunities, educational programs, and possible financial support Technical assistance, financial support, connection to farm programs Donation of technical skills, education, financial support

Organization

Le Sueur County Environmental Services

Geographic area of interest

Address

Business

The Lake Washington Club is a non-profit membership organization located on the southeastern shore of Lake Washington near the communities of Madison Lake and Mankato in southern Minnesota. Recreational opportunities

Lake Washington

4424 Washington Blvd.

Madison Lake

56063 Le Sueur

Lake Association

This association is the voice of and advocate for lakeshore owners on Lake Washington.

Lake Washington

P.O. Box 3162

Mankato

56001 Le Sueur

Minneapolis

55407 Statewide Le Sueur County and surrounding area

George Boody, Executive Director

Tom Helftler, Treasurer

56057 Le Sueur

Lions Club- New Ulm

Service club

Lower Sioux Indian Community

Tribal

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. The assist landowners in control of wind and water erosion, pollution of lakes and streams, and damage to wetlands and wildlife habitats Consistently supporting legislation to preserve our nation’s natural resources and protect our public health To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. To ensure the health, welfare, and safety of tribal members while protecting and conserving the earth’s natural resources for today’s and future generations.

Mankato Area Environmentalists Mankato Area Foundation Mankato Area Jaycees

Service club

Mankato Area Mountain Bikers

Sports & Recreation

Le Sueur County Farm Service Agency Le Sueur County Soil and Water Conservation District

Government, Agriculture Government

League of Women Voters- Mankato

Citizen's group

Lions Club- Mankato

Service club

Lions Club- Mankato Key City

Service club

Lions Club- Mankato Sunrise

Service club

Mankato Area Women of Today Mankato Paddling & Outings Club

Martin Luther College

Mid-Minnesota Development Commission Midwest Dairy Association Minneopa State Park (MNDNR)

56057 Le Sueur

Le Center

56057 Le Sueur

Greater Mankato area

Blue Earth

Government

(507) 243-3043

[email protected]

http://www.lakewashingtonclub.com/

Membership based

(507) 327-4111

Email through website

http://www.lakewashingtonmn.com

(612) 722-6377

[email protected]

http://landstewardshipproject.org/

Vacant, Environmental Resources Specialist Kathy Brockway, Department Head

(507) 357-8540 ERS (507) 357-2251 main

vacant [email protected]

http://www.co.lesueur.mn.us/departments/environmental_services/index .php Will be working with MPCA on WRAPs

Gary R. Kunz, Executive Director Roger Ruhland, District Manager Michael Schultz, District Technician

(507) 357-6858 Ext. 112  [email protected]  [email protected] [email protected]

http://www.fsa.usda.gov

(507) 357-4879 Ext. 3

Laurie Boche

(507) 524-4343

www.lwvmn.org.

Email through website

http://www.lesueurswcd.org/

Promotes land stewardship and sustainability through organizing groups, educating farmers and promoting community based food systems

Will be working with MPCA on WRAPs Not sure if phone number goes with name? I emailed them and asked them to contact me.

Mankato

56002 Blue Earth

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Ted Beckel, President

(507) 345-7579

No website or email available

Volunteers, financial

Mankato area

17 Summer Hills Road

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Pamela De Marce

(507) 388-7303

No website or email available

Financial

New Ulm 39527 Res Hwy 1

Suite 2

Volunteers Mankato area Recreational opportunities, in-kind support, donations of skills Mankato area

Tami Gay, President

56073 Brown

Terry Dempsey, President

(507) 354-5435

[email protected]

http://www.LionsClubOfNewUlm.org

Morton

56270 Redwood

Deb Dirlam, Environmental Office Director

(507) 697-8643

[email protected]

http://www.lowersioux.com/

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Katy Wortel

(507) 345-4494

[email protected]

http://hickorytech.net/~enviros/

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Nancy Zallek

(507) 389-4583

[email protected]

http://www.mankatoareafoundation.com

Lobby for environmental issues at city and county level Semi-annual grants in the areas of Education & Community Development, Arts & Culture, Recreation and Aesthetics

Blue Earth

Lisa Stoffel, President

(507) 556-7765

[email protected]

http://mankatojaycees.weebly.com/

Mankato

Blue Earth

Doug Janni

(507) 217-0419

[email protected]

http://www.mankatoareamountainbikers.org/ http://www.mankatoareawt.com/ http://www.hickorytech.net/~mrbscr/index.htm

https://mlc-wels.edu/

Professor Tacke is the Chair of the Math/Science Department

Volunteers, financial support Recreational opportunities

Mankato area

P.O. Box 1021

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth Blue Earth

Lucia Gonzalez Mark Bosacker, Vice President

(507) 388-7023

[email protected] [email protected]

Access to students

New Ulm and surround area

1995 Luther Court

New Ulm

56073 Brown

Mark Tacke, Professor of Science

(507) 354-8221 Main (507) 354-8221 ext 253 M. Tacke

[email protected]

Technical assistance, fiscal agent

Renville County

333 Sixth Street SW

Willmar

56201 Renville

Don Winckler, Executive Director

2015 Rice Street

St. Paul

55113 Statewide

(320) 235-8504 (651) 488-0261 (800) 642-3895

[email protected]

Statewide Park area

54497 Gadwall Road

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Todd Dailey, Assistant Park Manager

(507) 389-5464

[email protected]

www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/minneopa

Offers education programs for school groups and other organizations

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.mawrc.org/

GreenStar Farms program and Discovery Farms programs

(651) 291-1800

[email protected]

http://www.mnlegion.org/

Recreational opportunities, access to River, educational programs

Research and education organization dedicated to assisting Minnesota farmers in addressing water quality concerns It is the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities… Water quality improvement and protection through monitoring and assessment, implementation, civic engagement. BWSR is the state soil and water conservation agency, and it administers programs that prevent sediment and nutrients from entering our lakes, rivers, and streams; enhance fish and wildlife habitat; and protect wetlands.  BWSR Mission: Improve and protect Minnesota's water and soil resources by working in partnership with local organizations and private landowners

Conservation project coordination

New Ulm area

261 Highway 15 South

Conservation project coordination

Statewide

520 Lafayette Road North

Identify and promote opportunities for corn growers while enhancing quality of life

Financial support, education, research on farming BMPs

Statewide

738 1st Ave East

Education, some technical assistance, refer farmers to other programs, connect farmers to see demo practices Statewide

Conservation project coordination

Eagan

55121 Statewide

Statewide

20 W. 12th Street

Room 300A

St. Paul

55155 Statewide

Randy Tesdahl, Department Adjunct

Southwest MN

12 Civic Center Plaza

Suite 3000B

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Chris Hughes, Board Conservationist

(507) 344-2821

[email protected]

http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us

New Ulm

56073 Brown

Adam Beilke, Board Conservationist Mark Hiles, Board Conservationist

(507) 359-6091 (507) 359-6077

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/contact/index.html

St. Paul

55155 Statewide

Marcey Westrick, Clean Water Coordinator

(651) 296-3767

[email protected]

http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us

Shakopee

55379 Statewide

Adam Birr, Executive Director

(952) 233-0333

[email protected]

http://www.mncorn.org/

County Matching Funds program for education events of value to farmers Bend of the River Chapter (Mankato) [email protected], Blue Earth River Valley Chapter [email protected] Des Moines Valley Chapter (Windom-Jackson): [email protected], Sioux Trails Chapter (New Ulm): [email protected],

3080 Eagandale Place

Statewide, about 62 chapters Middle MN River and southern 1/2 of MN

460 Peterson Rd

Promoting sustainable agriculture

Statewide

625 Robert Street N

Financial support

422 Belgrade Ave.

Technical assistance

Statewide, Mankato District

Donation of technical skills, education

DNR Region 4, includes Middle MN River Watershed 261 Hwy 15 South

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Government

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Government

Issue permits for work in public waters, assist with floodplain and shoreland management, issue water appropriation permits. Hydrologic analysis of watershed to evaluate changes over time. Technical assistance Issue permits for work in public waters, assist with floodplain and shoreland management, Technical assistance issue water appropriation permits. 

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Government

Provides technical assistance related to fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, connectivity, and healthy watershed management Technical assistance

Suite 2

Warren Form, Director Jeremy Geske, Watershed Education Specialist (651) 768-2106

Working for tomorrow's wildlife and hunters today Conservation project coordination- for deer habitat Evaluate various water quality and land use aspects within MN River Watershed, specifically those with agricultural land use or history Technical assistance

Protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans Work with all partners and landowners for improving land practices that can provide better water quality and fish & wildlife habitat in the MN River Basin, making it a high quality destination.

Harlan Bloomer, Treasurer Pam Olson, President of Board of Directors

1731 South Bend Ave.

1560 Adams Street

Government

Notes

P.O. Box 303

1411 Pohl Road

Non-profit, Sports and Recreation Government, Agriculture Government, Agriculture

Website

Mankato area

Greater Mankato area

Minnesota Corn Growers Association and Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council Non-profit

Email

Mankato area

MN River Valley

Government

Phone

Volunteers, financial

Connecting acts of giving with community needs

Government

Contact

Volunteers, financial

Non-profit

Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Le Center

Citizen’s Group

Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources

Minnesota Department of Health

181 West Minnesota Street

A voice for environmental quality, a resource to other environmental and community groups, and a source of action to shape environmental policies and practices Volunteers

Government

Le Center

181 West Minnesota Street

P.O. Box 23

Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources

88 South Park Ave

Zip Code County

Le Sueur County

P.O. Box 308

Non-profit

Suite 200

City

Le Sueur County

New Ulm area

Government

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Le Sueur County

Le Sueur County Environmental Services

Tribal lands

To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. To build sustainable, environmentally friendly trails that make the most of natural terrain features and are cared for, and maintained, by those in the club. Contribute to our communities through fundraising for worthy causes, and by providing Service Club services and education to community and chapter members Sports & Recreation To work to create and maintain favorable conditions for outdoor activity The mission of Martin Luther College is to train a corps of Christian witnesses who are qualified to meet the ministry needs of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) and who are competent to proclaim the Word of God faithfully and in accord with the Lutheran Confessions in the Book of Concord. Education Provides technical assistance to government, businesses and local organizations; administer state and federal programs, and coordinate multi-jurisdictional activities to maintain or Regional Development enhance the quality of life in the Cities in Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, and Renville Commission Counties. Work on behalf of dairy farmers to increase dairy sales, foster innovation and inspire Agriculture consumer confidence in dairy products and practices Provide recreational opportunities, oak savannah and prairie, overlooks Minnesota River Sports & Recreation Valley

Address 2

Le Sueur County and surrounding area

Education

Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

821 East 35th Street

Volunteers, financial

Minnesota American Legion

Minnesota Deer Hunters Association

Resources

Little Cottonwood and Minneopa watersheds, hydrologic analysis of entire Middle MN watershed Middle MN River Watershed

Mankato Place

#110

55744 Statewide

Denis Quarberg, Interim Executive Director

(218) 327-1103 ext. 13

[email protected]

http://www.mndeerhunters.com/

North Mankato

56003 Nicollet

Spencer Herbert

(507) 327-0266

[email protected]

www.mda.state.mn.us

St. Paul

55155 Statewide

David Weinand, Grant Program Coordinator

(651) 201-6012

[email protected]

http://www.mda.state.mn.us

Grants for sustainable agriculture demonstration projects

www.health.state.mn.us/index.html

The Environmental health division works on many environmental issues, including natural and man-made disasters, air and water quality, chemical and radiological exposures, food borne disease outbreaks, and other health safety issues

12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 2105 Mankato

117 Rogers Street (new address: moving March or Ap. 2015) 21009 547th Ave

Hutchinson Area Office 117 Rogers Street (new address: DNR Region 4, includes Middle MN moving March or Ap. 2015) River Watershed 21009 547th Ave

Grand Rapids

20596 Hwy 7

Page 4 of 9

(507) 344-2700 Mankato (888) 646-6367 St. Paul

56001 Statewide

New Ulm

56073 Brown

Jack Lauer, Southern Regional Fisheries Manager Cathi Fouchi, Regional Planner

Mankato

56001 Regional

Scott Bohling, Area Hydrologist

(507) 389-2151

[email protected]

www.mndnr.gov/waters

MNDNR Ecological & Water Resources (EWR), Mankato

Hutchinson

55350 Regional

Garry Bennett, Area hydrologist

(320) 234-2550 Ext. 230 [email protected]

www.mndnr.gov/waters

Mankato

56401 Regional

Brooke Hacker, Regional Clean Water Legacy Specialist

(507) 389-6712

www.mndnr.gov/legacy

MNDNR, Ecological & Water Resources (EWR), Hutchinson MNDNR Ecological & Water Resources, working with local and agency partners to develop WRAPS and implement practices to improve watershed health

(507) 359-6047 (507) 359-6034

[email protected] [email protected]

www.dnr.state.mn.us/waters

[email protected]

The Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory: Creating Connections (Sorted by Organization) Organization Type

Mission/Interest in MN River

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Government Government

Provides technical assistance related to fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, connectivity, and healthy watershed management Technical assistance Naturalist specializing in Minnesota River Basin outreach and outdoor education Education

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Government

Works with shallow lakes program and wildlife in the Middle MN River Watershed

Technical assistance

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Government

Technical assistance, cooperative habitat projects

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Government

Technical Assistance

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Government

Regional nongame wildlife specialist Regional ecologist, native plant communities, habitat restoration, soil health on agricultural lands Management of Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), designated wildlife lakes (including Swan Lake), and statutory wildlife refuges.

Technical assistance

DNR Region 4, includes Middle MN River Watershed Middle MN River Watershed majority of Middle MN River Watershed, south central MN DNR Region 4, includes Middle MN River Watershed DNR Region 4, includes Middle MN River Watershed and Blue Earth counties in Middle MN River Watershed

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Government

Monitoring biological health and managing fisheries in the MN River Basin

Technical assistance, education

MN River Basin

Hutchinson Area Fisheries Office

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Government

Public waters protection in Minnesota

Conservation project coordination, education and possible financial

Statewide

500 Lafayette Road

Statewide

500 Lafayette Road

Statewide

600 W County Road D West

Statewide

2642 University Ave. W.

Statewide

2356 University Avenue West, Suite 240

Organization

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – Adopt A River Program

Government

Minnesota Farmers Union

Agriculture

Resources

Encourages volunteers to “adopt” a section of a lake, river, wetland, ditch or ravine to ensure its long-term health through annual cleanups.  As part of the Department of Natural Resources’ Trails and Waterways Division, the Adopt a River Program challenges people to Assistance, financial support for river cleanups become personally involved in the care of Minnesota’s natural resources and environment. Works to protect and enhance the economic interests and quality of life of family farmers and ranchers and rural communities. Education

Non-profit

MGS investigates provides basic public information on the geology of the state. The Survey works with state, county, and regional offices to set up geologic data bases and provide technical guidance for water resource planning, land management and mineral exploration policy, energy system development, and other planning and resource management activities. Technical assistance, education The Minnesota Land Trust protects and restores Minnesota's most vital natural lands in order to provide wildlife habitat, clean water, outdoor experiences and scenic beauty for generations to come. Land conservation

Minnesota Master Naturalists Minnesota Milk Producers Association

Government, Citizen's group Agriculture

To promote awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the state’s natural environment.  As a volunteer naturalist you will increase your knowledge of Minnesota’s natural and cultural history, develop your ability to convey this knowledge in a variety of educational activities and promote your ability to serve as a steward of the land. Grassroots organization for Minnesota's dairy industry

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Government

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Government

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency monitors environmental quality, offers technical and financial assistance and enforces environmental regulations. Interested in working with local groups to support and promote the Middle MN River watershed. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency helps protect our water by monitoring its quality, setting standards and controlling what may go into it.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Minnesota Pork Producers Association

Government Agriculture

Minnesota Public Libraries

Minnesota Geological Survey

Minnesota Land Trust

Government

Geographic area of interest

Address

Address 2

City

Zip Code County

35365 800th Ave

Madelia

56062 Regional

261 Highway 15 South

New Ulm

56073 Regional

Steve Kittelson, Wildlife Lake Specialist Lisa Gelvin-Innvaer, Regional Nongame Wildlife Specialist

(507) 359-6033

[email protected]

261 Highway 15 South

New Ulm

56073 Regional

Megan Benage, Regional Ecologist

(507) 359-6079

[email protected]

www.mndnr.gov /ecological_assistance/index.html

501 9th St.

Nicollet

56074 Regional

(507) 225-3572

[email protected]

www.mndnr.gov

20596 Hwy 7

Hutchinson

55350 Regional

(320) 234-2550

[email protected] 

Nicollet Area Wildlife Office Tony focuses work on the Minnesota River, willing to speak to www.mndnr.gov/areas/fisheries/hutchinson/index.html groups and work with other organizations

P.O. Box 25

St. Paul

55155 Statewide

Joe Stangel, Area Wildlife Manager Tony Sindt, MN River Specialist Lee Sundmark, Area Supervisor Luke Skinner, Director of Ecological and Water Resources Steve Thompson, HydroGeo - Ground Water Unit David Wright, Lakes and Rivers Unit

(651) 259-5100 (651) 259-5733 (651) 259-5155

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

www.mndnr.gov/contact

MnDNR Ecological & Water Resources

St. Paul

55155 Statewide

Coordinator

www.dnr.state.mn.us/adoptriver/index.html

River clean ups

55112 Statewide

Doug Peterson, President

(651) 259-5630 (651) 639-1223 (800) 969-3380

[email protected]

St. Paul

[email protected]

www.mfu.org

St. Paul

55114 Statewide

(612) 627-4780

[email protected]

www.mngs.umn.edu/index.html

Many educational resources and maps available on their web site

55114 Statewide

Kris Larson, Executive Director

(651) 647-9590 1-877-MLT-LAND

[email protected]

www.mnland.org

Hold conservation easements, promote conservation development

St. Paul

56001 Blue Earth

Bryan Spindler

(507) 389-5977

[email protected]

http://www.pca.state.mn.us/

Leading WRAPs effort for Middle MN River

Willmar

56201 Regional

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

Working in MN River Basin

55155 Statewide 56001 Statewide

(320) 441-6972 (651) 757-2542 Dan (651) 757-2515 Kim (651) 757-2273 Joel (651) 757-2254 Jordan

www.pca.state.mn.us

St. Paul Mankato

Forrest Peterson, Communications Dan Fetting, Fish Biologist Kim Laing, Stressor ID Lead Joel Chirhart, Invertebrate Biologist Jordan Donatell, Lakes and Streams Chemistry Lead David Preisler, Executive Director

[email protected] 

www.pca.state.mn.us http://mppainsider.org/

Working in MN River Basin

(507) 345-8814 

Government

There are many libraries located in the watershed

Possible meeting rooms

Minnesota River Builders Association

Association

530 N. Riverfront Drive

Suite 230

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter

Non-profit

Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway

Alliance

Serves watershed area Access to Builders Our mission is to provide leadership in promoting environmental awareness, education and advocacy action, especially relating to the wildlife and habitats of the Minnesota River Valley. Education Encourage economic development through the promotion, preservation, and protection of the intrinsic qualities of the Minnesota River Valley Education, help to seek funding

Statewide Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley and Watonwan counties

Minnesota River Valley All the counties and cities along the MN River

New Ulm Convention & Visitors Bureau

1 North Minnesota Street 

New Ulm

56073 Regional

Minnesota River Watershed Alliance

Non-profit

New Ulm

Regional

Minnesota Rural Water Association

Association

Minnesota State University Mankato Field Ecology Club

Education, Student Group Education, Student Group

Minnesota State University Mankato Geology Club Minnesota State University Mankato Subunit of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Education, Student Society Group

Student organization

Minnesota State University Mankato Water Resource Center

Education

Promote professional and educational development in the field of fisheries and aquatic sciences as well as increase the student involvement in all levels of the Society. The mission of the Water Resources Center is to: gather, interpret, and distribute data of environmental significance to help citizens enhance the quality of regional lakes, rivers, wetlands, and groundwater.

Minnesota Trout Unlimited

Sports & Recreation

Committed to conserving, restoring, and protecting cold water fisheries throughout the Friftless Region of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa.

Non-profit

The Minnesota Valley History Learning Center teaches the natural and cultural heritage of the Minnesota River Valley and inspires people of all generations to understand, preserve, and learn from our shared history. Offer educational paddling programs for 1st through 6th grade

Minnesota Valley History Learning Center

Morris Buffalo

12 Civic Center Plaza

Suite 2165

1601 East Highway 12

Suite 1

Suite 810

Statewide

Elbow Lake

http://www.publiclibraries.com/minnesota.htm

(507) 625-7138

[email protected]

Greg Vurnes, President

(612) 205-3071

[email protected]

http://mrvac.org/

Kristi Fernholz , Coordinator

(888) 463-9856

[email protected]

http://www.mnrivervalley.com/

Krist is the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission Tourism Planner

Scott Sparlin Patrick Moore

(507) 276-2280 (877) 269-2873

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.watershedalliance.blogspot.com/

An informal alliance of MN river groups, held Minnesota River Congress meetings

56531 Statewide

(800) 367-6792

[email protected]

http://www.mrwa.com/

[email protected]

https://mnsoybean.org/

[email protected]

http://www.mnsca.org/

Statewide

151 Saint Andrews Court

Mankato

56001 Statewide

Tom Slunecka, Chief Executive Officer

(507) 388-1635 (888) 896-9678

Statewide

23722 230th St.

Hutchinson

55350 Statewide

Ashley Kohls, Executive Director

(612) 618-6619

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Access to students

Mankato Area

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Chad Wittkop, Advisor

Access to students

Mankato area

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Nathaniel Lederman, President

[email protected] (Nathaniel)

https://orgsync.com/80783/chapter https://www.facebook.com/mnsuafs

184 Trafton Science Center South

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

(507) 389-5690

[email protected]

http://cset.mnsu.edu/wrc/

P.O. Box 845

Chanhassen

55317 Statewide

Dr. Shannon Fischer, Director of WRC John Lenczewski, MN Trout Unlimited Executive Director Mark Johnson, Twin Cities Chapter

(612) 670-1629 (612) 564-8288

[email protected] [email protected]

http://mntu.org/

Education

Statewide

Education

MN River Basin

P.O. Box 266

Morton

56270 Renville

Bloomington

55425 Regional

Deborah Loon, Executive Director

(612) 801-1935

Email through website

http://www.mnvalleytrust.org

Hopkins

55343 Statewide

Brad Nylin, Executive Director

(952) 767-0320

[email protected] 

http://www.mnwaterfowl.com/

Minnesota Valley Trust

Non-profit

To Expand the MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge and acquire land for waterfowl production areas

Funds for land purchases

MN National Wildlife Refuge, Priority expansion areas are located in the valley of the Minnesota River, between Chaska and St. Peter 3815 East American Boulevard

Minnesota Waterfowl Association

Non-profit, Sports & Recreation

 The Minnesota Waterfowl Association is dedicated to the preservation, protection and enhancement of our state's wetlands and related waterfowl habitat and our hunting heritage.

Financial support, Education

Statewide

907 First St. North Page 5 of 9

20 local chapters, including Redwood Area Cattlemen and Le Sueur County Cattlemen

http://msumankatostudentlife.orgsync.com/org/fieldec ologyclub65964 [email protected] [email protected]

Conservation project coordination technical assistance and education Mankato area

Contact information for MN public libraries can be found on this web site.

Amy Kolb, Executive Officer

Regional

Mankato Area

Master Naturalists volunteer for outdoor projects and education. Contact the state office to find a Master Naturalist in your area. They also send out a weekly blog which could include your request for volunteers. MN Master Naturalist is a joint effort of UMN Extension and MNDNR

Mankato

520 Lafayette Road 151 Saint Andrews Court

Agriculture

MNDNR Ecological & Water Resources (EWR), New Ulm

www.minnesotamasternaturalist.org/ http://www.mnmilk.org/

Statewide Statewide

Agriculture

MNDNR Ecological & Water Resources (EWR), New Ulm

[email protected] [email protected]

Suite 2

217 12th Avenue SE

www.mndnr.gov /eco/nongame/index.html

320-589-1711 (888) 241-4532 (763) 355-9697

Technical assistance, financial support, education Access to farmers

Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association

(507) 642-8478 ext. 222 [email protected]

www.mndnr.gov/legacy www.mndnr.gov/state_parks www.dnr.state.mn.us/wildlife/shallowlakes/index.ht MNDNR Shallow Lakes program ml

Amy Rager Bob Lefebvre, Exec. Director

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency monitors environmental quality, offers technical and financial assistance and enforces environmental regulations. Interested in working with local groups to support and promote the Middle MN River watershed. Represent the pork producers

Minnesota Soybean Growers Association

[email protected] [email protected]

MNDNR Ecological & Water Resources, working with local and agency partners to develop WRAPS and implement practices to improve watershed health Minneopa State Park, Fort Ridgely State Park

56267 Statewide 55313 Statewide

Southwest MN

Statewide

46352 State Highway 329 108 Marty Drive

Suite 14

Donation of technical skills

Education

Notes

(507) 389-6716 (507-384-8890

MPCA SE Region, Middle MN River Watershed

Monitors government policies, supports research activities and market development activities to improve the profitability of soybean farmers throughout the state. Access to farmers The Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association (MSCA) is a membership-based organization that represents cattle farmers and individuals who are part of the cattle community in Minnesota Access to farmers The purpose of this organization shall be to come together as fellow science majors or people otherwise genuinely interested in the sciences or nature to learn about and enjoy the ideas of ecology and nature as we see fit. Access to students

Website

Jon Lore, Watershed Specialist Scott Kudelka, Minneopa Area Naturalist

Donation of technical skills, education, financial

MN River Watershed

Email

56001 Regional 56001 Regional

Statewide Statewide

Education

Phone

Mankato Mankato

Volunteers, education Education

The Alliance is a network of citizens, public agencies and private organizations that communicate the benefits of an ecologically healthy Minnesota River Watershed to others and who actively work toward its improvement and protection To provide the latest information, education, and technical assistance to protect our public waters and improve the quality of life in Minnesota.

Contact

117 Rogers Street (new address: moving March or Ap. 2015) 21009 547th Ave 54497 Gadwall Road

http://www.mvhlc.org/

Also host the MN River Basin Data Center . Dr. Fischer is on sabbatical until Fall 2015. Others at the center can help in his absence.

MVHLC is a collaborative effort between the Renville and Redwood County Historical Societies, the University of Minnesota's Bell Museum of Natural History and the University of Minnesota's Southwest Research and Outreach Center and the Dakota Wicohan

Chapters in the Middle MN River Watershed: Lakes Region-Mankato and Scott-Le Sueur-New Prague

The Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory: Creating Connections (Sorted by Organization) Organization Type

Mission/Interest in MN River

Minnesota West Community & Technical CollegeRedwood Falls Area Learning Center

Education

Minnesota West Community & Technical College is dedicated to serving the varied educational needs of our diverse populations in affordable, accessible and supportive settings.

MN Corn Growers Association MN Corn Research and Promotion Council Montgomery Sportsman's Club

Agriculture Agriculture Sports & Recreation

Morgan Creek Vineyards

Business

Morgan Lions Club MVTL Laboratories

Service club Business

National FFA Organization

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential Non-profit, Agriculture for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

National Turkey Federation, Minnesota Chapter

Agriculture

Dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage Conservation project coordination, volunteers

Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office

Organization

Identify and promote opportunities for corn growers while enhancing quality of life. Research- including water quality Montgomery area Sportsman's Club Morgan Creek Vineyards, regional leader in the Minnesota Farm Winery Industry produces distinctive national award winning fine wines using environmentally and socially sustainable, agricultural business practices since 1993 To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. Environmental, agricultural, food science and energy technology testing services.

Resources

Geographic area of interest

Education

Redwood County and surrounding area

403 South Mill Street

Education Recreational opportunities

Statewide Statewide Le Sueur County

738 1st Avenue East Route 1 14298 State Hwy 21

Education, Community Events

New Ulm area

Volunteers, financial, meeting rooms

City of Morgan Statewide

Education

Address

Address 2

City

Zip Code County

Contact

Phone

(800) 658-2330 Main (507) 637-6007 Michael [email protected] 

Email

(952) 233-0333 (507) 639-6938 (507) 357-2322

[email protected] [email protected]

Website

Notes

www.mnwest.edu/

Housed in the Redwood County Government Center in Redwood Falls, MN, and offers the first two years of coursework toward a four year undergraduate degree

http://www.mncorn.org/ http://www.mncorn.org

Affiliated with MN Corn Growers Assoc.

PO Box 130

Redwood Falls

56283 Regional

Michael Van Keulen, Center Director Rolf Mahlberg, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences (Worthington campus)

Box 1210

Shakopee Lake Crystal Montgomery

55379 Statewide 56055 Statewide 56069 Le Sueur

Adam Birr, Executive Director Gerald Tumbleson, Chair Steven Pagel

23707 County Road 101

New Ulm

56073 Brown

George and Paula Marti, Owners

(507) 947-3547

[email protected]

http://www.morgancreekvineyards.com/

1126 North Front Street

Morgan New Ulm

Redwood 56073 Brown

Diane Nelson, Secretary-Treasurer

(507) 249-2063 (507) 354-8517

[email protected]

http://www.mvtl.com/

Statewide

P.O. Box 68960

Indianapolis, IN

46278 Statewide

Statewide

13075 Linnet Street NW

Coon Rapids

55448 Statewide

Tom Glines, Regional Director

(612) 810-7704

[email protected]

https://www.ffa.org http://www.nwtf.org/in_your_state/lists.php?STATE= MN

Blue Earth County

1160 Victory Drive

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Ryan Braulick, District Conservationist

(507) 345-7418

[email protected]

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/mn/hom e/

6060 FFA Drive

(317) 802-6060

Government

Helping people help the land by providing products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources

Conservation project coordination

Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office

Government

Helping people help the land by providing products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources

Conservation project coordination, technical assistance, financial support, education New Ulm area

1229 Cedar St NE

Sleepy Eye

56085 Brown

Jennifer Hahn, District Conservationist

(507) 794-4491

[email protected]

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/mn/hom e/

Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office

Government

Helping people help the land by providing products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources

Conservation project coordination

Cottonwood County

339 9th Street

Windom

56101 Cottonwood

Kelly Heather Pfarr, District Conservationist

(507) 831-1153 Ext. 109 [email protected]

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/mn/hom e/

Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office

Government

Helping people help the land by providing products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources

Conservation project coordination

Le Sueur County

181 West Minnesota Street

Le Center

56057 Le Sueur

Steve Breaker, District Conservationist

(507) 357-4908

[email protected]

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov

Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office

Government

Helping people help the land by providing products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources

Conservation project coordination

Nicollet County

424 S Minnesota Ave

St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

April Sullivan, District Conservationist

(507) 237-5435 Ext. 3

[email protected]

http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=pa ge/ServiceCenterSummary&stateCode=27&cnty=103

Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

David Voigt, District Conservationist/Tribal

(507) 637-2427

[email protected]

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov

Suite 3

Government

Helping people help the land by providing products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources

Financial support, donation of skills

Redwood County

1241 E Bridge Street

Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office

Government

Helping people help the land by providing products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources

Conservation project coordination

Renville County

1008 W Lincoln Ave

Olivia

56277 Renville

Holly Hatlewick, District Conservationist

(320) 523-1553 Ext. 112 [email protected]

http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=pa ge/ServiceCenterSummary&stateCode=27&cnty=129

Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office

Government

Helping people help the land by providing products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources

Conservation project coordination, donations of skills

Sibley County

111 Sixth Street

Gaylord

55334 Sibley

April Sullivan, District Conservationist

(507) 237-5435 Ext. 3

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/mn/hom e/

Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office

Government

Helping people help the land by providing products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources

Conservation project coordination

Watonwan County Area

823 1st Ave S

St. James

56081 Watonwan

Betsy Norland, District Conservationist

(507) 375-3104 Ext. 108 [email protected]

Nature Conservancy in Minnesota

Non-profit

Working to ensure that we have enough clean water for people and nature

Conservation project coordination

Statewide

1101 West River Parkway

Minneapolis

55415 Statewide

New Ulm Area Foundation

Non-profit

Philanthropic organization, raising funds and returning grants to the community

Financial support

New Ulm

P.O. Box 201

New Ulm

56073 Brown

Nancy Quam, Administrator

(612) 331-0750 (507) 354-3337 (612) 961-2599

New Ulm Area Sport Fishermen New Ulm Chamber of Commerce

Sports & Recreation Government

The club works to protect, clean, and give access to area waters through conservation projects as well as working with state and local government agencies. Located in watershed

recreational opportunities

New Ulm area New Ulm

P.O. Box 294 1 North Minnesota St.

P.O. Box 384

New Ulm New Ulm

56073 Brown 56073 Brown

Jason Kuester, Board President Audra Shaneman, President

New Ulm Economic Development Corporation

Non-profit

New Ulm

1 North Minnesota St.

P.O. Box 384

New Ulm

56073 Brown

New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club

Agriculture

New Ulm and surrounding area

P.O. Box 372

New Ulm

56073 Brown

John Luepke, President

New Ulm Jaycees

Service club

New Ulm Rotary Club New Ulm Women of Today Nicollet American Legion Post 510

Service club Service club Citizen’s Group

Nicollet Chamber of Commerce Nicollet Conservation Club

Government Sports & Recreation

Nicollet County 4-H Nicollet County Bank

Education, Student Group Business

Nicollet County Environmental Services

Act as a catalyst for promotion of the economic well being of New Ulm by stimulating local business retention and expansion; by attracting new businesses; and by assuring a favorable economic climate for new ideas and economic growth. Promoting Agriculture & Agri-business, fostering the relationship between rural and urban community members Access to farmers and agri-business

Suite C

Suite 200

[email protected]

[email protected] 

http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=pa ge/ServiceCenterSummary&stateCode=27&cnty=165 http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northame rica/unitedstates/minnesota/

[email protected]

http://newulmareafoundation.org/

(507) 233-4300

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.newulmsportfish.org www.newulm.com

(507) 233-4305

[email protected]

http://www.newulmedc.com/

(507)-359-2703

[email protected]

http://www.farmcityhubclub.net/

Volunteers

New Ulm area

P.O. Box 331

New Ulm

56073 Brown

(507) 354-7867

Volunteers, access to business professionals Volunteers, financial support Possible financial support

New Ulm area New Ulm area Nicollet area

P.O. Box 296 P.O. Box 86 715 3rd Street

New Ulm New Ulm Nicollet

56073 Brown 56073 Brown 56074 Nicollet

(507) 359-2034 Eugene Retka, Commander

(507) 225-3850

[email protected]

http://www.mnwt.org/organization/chapters.html http://www.nicolletamericanlegion.com/

Sponsor events, networking opportunities Financial support

Nicollet area Nicollet County

46045 471st Lane

Nicollet

Nicollet 56074 Nicollet

Alesia Slater, President Jason (Skip) Hoffman, President of Board

(507) 232-3250 (507) 232-3366

Email through website Email through website

www.Nicollet.org http://nicolletconservationclub.com/

Education Financial support

Nicollet County St. Peter

501 S Minnesota Ave 220 S 3rd St

St. Peter St. Peter

56082 Nicollet 56082 Nicollet

Katie Johnson, County 4-H Program Coordinator Lisa Gault

(507) 934-7828 (507) 931-3310

[email protected]du [email protected] 

http://www3.extension.umn.edu/county/nicollet www.nicolletcountybank.com/

Government

To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. Rotary is an international humanitarian service organization where business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and resources to help others in their local communities and throughout the world. Focuses on community service, personal growth, and building friendships Located in the watershed The primary objective is the advancement of the economic and civic well-being of the entire greater Nicollet Area Support conservation issues Minnesota 4-H youth development offers age appropriate, hands-on learning via short- and long-term projects and activities including volunteering, civic engagement, community service, and camping. Community bank located in the watershed. Nicollet County Environmental Services is responsible for the planning, implementation, and management of programs designed to protect the county’s various land and natural resources. 

Conservation project coordination

Nicollet County

501 S. Minnesota Ave

St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

Mandy Landkamer, Director Amy Linnerooth, Water Planner

(507) 934-7074 (507) 934-7072

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.co.nicollet.mn.us/322/EnvironmentalServices

Nicollet County Farm Service Agency

Government, Agriculture

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.

Technical assistance, financial support, connection to farm programs

Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties

1160 Victory Drive

Mankato

56001 Nicollet

Cassie Buck, County Executive Director

(507) 345-4651 Ext. 2 

[email protected] 

http://www.fsa.usda.gov

Nicollet County Historical Society

Education

Offer educational paddling programs on MN River and Swan Lake

Education, recreational opportunities

Nicollet County

1851 N Minnesota Ave

St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

Alyssa Auten, Executive Director

(507) 934-2160

[email protected]

http://www.nchsmn.org/index.html

Nicollet Farmers Exchange Co.

Agriculture, Business

City of Nicollet and surrounding area 716 2nd Street

Nicollet

56074 Nicollet

Service club

Feed dealer in the watershed To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

Education

Nicollet Lions Club

Nicollet Soil and Water Conservation District

Government

Provide land and water conservation services to owners of private lands

North Star Archery

Archery range located in the watershed

NuWay Cooperative (corporate headquarters)

Sports & Recreation Agriculture, Cooperative

OMG Midwest Southern MN Construction

Business

Optimist Club of New Ulm

Service club

Pheasants Forever

Sports & Recreation, Non-profit

Local cooperative providing crop nutrients, fuel and support The leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete, and construction and paving services in the United States with 1,200 locations nationwide, several located in the watershed To foster an optimistic way of life, through a network of optimists, dedicated to the full development of their potential in order to provide ever-expanding service to youth, the community and the world. Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.

Possible financial support Nicollet area Conservation project coordination, financial support, inkind support, donations of skills, and use of meeting rooms Nicollet County

P.O. Box 306

Nicollet

(507) 232-3664

56082 Nicollet

St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

Trimont

56176 Regional

Mankato

56002 Blue Earth

Terry Overn

(507) 327-1613

New Ulm

56073 Brown

Susan Fix, President

(507) 276-2356

[email protected]

http://www.optimistclub-nu.com/

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Jeff Potts

(507) 345-4744

[email protected]

http://www.blueearthswcd.org

Donation of technical skills, access to river

Middle MN River Watershed

1905 3rd Ave.

Volunteers, financial support

New Ulm area

P.O. Box 301

Donation of technical skills, financial support, land conservation, recreational opportunities

Blue Earth County

1160 Victory Drive

P.O. Box Q

Suite 3

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450 members, clubhouse located on Swan Lake

Will be working with MPCA on Middle MN Work

Blue Earth- Nicollet County FSA Office Operates St. Peter Treaty Site History Center, work with DNR to offer paddling programs

(507) 931-2550 Ext. 3

http://www.nicollet.5m2lions.org/ [email protected] [email protected]

St. Peter

440 Hwy 4 South

Formed in 1974 by a group of agribusiness owners. They support 4H, FFA and raise funds for scholarships.

(507) 232-3482 Bob Willis, President

101 Brown Street

Club property Blue Earth, Cottonwood and Wantonwan Counties

Also organize and participate in events such as Community Clean ups for Water Quality and Riverbank protection and access project at Riverside Park

No website or email available

424 S Minnesota Ave

Recreational opportunities Financial support- America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

Have a community building with meeting space for rent. Corporate headquarters

Steven E. Weber

(507) 934-5755 (507) 639-2311 

[email protected]

http://www.nicolletswcd.org/ Will be working with MPCA on WRAPs http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/shooting_ranges/show_ran ge.html?name=North+Star+Archery Found on DNR website www.Nuwaycoop.com

http://omgmidwest.com

Very interested in working with the community, one of its sites is at the Y of the Minnesota and the Cottonwood Rivers

Pheasants Forever staff housed at the SWCD office

The Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory: Creating Connections (Sorted by Organization) Organization

Organization Type

Pheasants Forever

Sports & Recreation, Non-profit

Pheasants Forever

Sports & Recreation, Non-profit

Pheasants Forever

Sports & Recreation, Non-profit

Pheasants Forever

Sports & Recreation, Non-profit

Pheasants Forever

Sports & Recreation, Non-profit

Pheasants Forever

Sports & Recreation, Non-profit

Pheasants Forever

Sports & Recreation, Non-profit

Prairie Enthusiasts

Non-profit

Mission/Interest in MN River Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs. Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs. Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs. Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.

Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs. Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs. Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.

Resources

Service club

Redwood Falls Rotary Club

Service club

Service above self. Redwood Falls Rotary Club supports the community through the hard work of its members on service projects as well as financial contributions where possible.

Redwood Falls Sportsman's Club

Sports & Recreation

Redwood Falls Women of Today

http://browncounty.pheasantsforever.org/

Ken Mader, President

(507) 661-4841

Nicollet County

Nicollet

Tim Lokensgard

(507) 431-1722

[email protected]

http://www.pheasantsforever.org/

Donation of technical skills, financial support, land conservation, recreational opportunities

Eastern Region: Le Sueur and Sibley counties 9900 45th Ave. N.

Emilee Nelson, Regional Representative

(507) 430-8499

[email protected]

http://www.pheasantsforever.org/

Donation of technical skills, financial support, land conservation, recreational opportunities

Western Region: Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Nicollet, Redwood, Renville, Watonwan counties

Regional

Matt Christensen, Regional Representative

(320) 965-2423 office (320) 431-9245 cell

[email protected]

Donation of technical skills, financial support, land conservation, recreational opportunities

Renville County

Renville

Jason & Kelly Weinzetl

(507) 276-1859

[email protected]

Donation of technical skills, financial support, land conservation, recreational opportunities

Sibley County

Plymouth

46694 240th Street

Gaylord

Southern MN (Blue Earth, Nicollet, Brown, Watonwan counties)

National Brown County and Surrounding Education programs, Recreational opportunities, River counties, Mini golf- open to the public access, conservation practices Redwood, Brown and Renville Access to farmers Counties

55442 Regional

55334 Sibley

Blue Earth

Prairie Country RC&D

1005 High Avenue N.E.

P.O. Box 91

Redwood Falls Area

200 S Mill Street

Redwood County

200 S Mill Street

Redwood County

P.O. Box 130

Technical assistance, financial support, connection to farm programs

Redwood County

Volunteers, financial support

Redwood Falls area

[email protected]

[email protected]

Jim Farber, President

(507) 964-5253

[email protected]

http://www.sibleycountypf.com

(507) 600-9900

[email protected]

http://www.theprairieenthusiasts.org

http://www.privatelandownernetwork.org/

Willmar

56201 Statewide

Randy Nelson

(320) 231-0008

[email protected]

New Ulm

56073 Brown

Tracie Branich, Executive Director

(507) 354-7888

[email protected] [email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodAreaCattleme n

(507) 637-2828

[email protected]

http://www.redwoodfalls.org/

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Julie Rath, Economic Development Specialist

(507) 637-4004

[email protected]

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Jon Mitchell, Director

(507) 637-4023

[email protected]

www.radc.org http://www.co.redwood.mn.us/county_departments/en vironmental office.htm

1241 E Bridge Street

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Kevin Beekman, Acting County Executive Director

(507) 637-5735 Ext. 2

[email protected] 

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/stateoffapp?mystate=mn &area=home&subject=landing&topic=landing

P.O. Box 458

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

(507) 644-3511 (507) 641-6277 (NatalieH.);(507) 641-5587 (Robin-H) (507) 430-7761

P.O. Box 481

Anne Johnson, Executive Director

Volunteers, access to business professionals

Redwood Falls area

P.O. Box 33

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Recreational opportunities

Redwood Falls area

P.O. Box 104

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Larry Weidell, Board Member

Volunteers, financial support

Redwood Falls area

P.O. Box 142

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Jenifer Manthei

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Marilyn Bernhardson, District Administrator

(507) 637-2427 Ext. 3

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Gordon Kahnke

(507) 637-3779

Marshall

56258 Regional

Kerry Netzke, Executive Director Shawn Wohnoutka, Watershed Technician

(507)-532-1325

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.rcrca.com/

Will be participating in the WRAPs process

Nicole Griensewic Mickelson, Executive Director

(507) 389-8885

[email protected]

http://www.rndc.org/

Can act as fiscal agent

http://www.greatermankato.com/regional-alliance

Affiliate of Greater Mankato Growth Accomplish mission by sharing stories of rural renewal, building awareness and support for sustainable endeavors, connecting people interested in sustainable rural development to each other, providing practical assistance and networking opportunities for those working to improve rural America, and fostering connections between urban and rural people.

Redwood Soil and Water Conservation District

Government

The mission of the Redwood Soil and Water Conservation District is to educate and assist the citizens of Redwood County to efficiently and economically manage the soil and water resources of the county, for present and future generations.

Financial support, in-kind support, donations of skills, access to river, use of meeting rooms, conservation projects to use as examples, recreational opportunities, and education programs Redwood County

1241 E Bridge Street

Redwood Valley Volunteers-Muzzle loading Club

Sports & Recreation

Located in watershed

Recreational opportunities

115 E Chestnut Street

Joint Powers

RCRCA, in cooperation with partner groups and landowners, works to improve water quality, reduce erosion, and enhance recreational opportunities by providing education, outreach, monitoring and technical assistance within the watershed boundaries.

Region Nine Development Commission

Non-profit

To promote the development of the region through intergovernmental cooperation, community and human development, long-range planning and technical assistance.

Regional Economic Development Alliance

Alliance

Located in watershed area

Redwood Falls area

Technical Assistance, education, conservation projects Redwood and Cottonwood River to use as examples, in-kind support Watersheds 1424 E. College Dr. Blue Earth, Brown, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Sibley and Watonwan Counties and 3 others 10 Civic Center Plaza Financial support, technical assistance Blue Earth and Nicollet counties and the communities immediately adjacent 1961 Premier Drive

Suite C

Suite 300

Suite 3

Mankato

56002 Regional

Suite 100

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

[email protected]

http://www.redwoodfallsrotaryclub.com/

Meet at American Legion

http://www.rwfsportsmensclub.com/

Found on DNR website

[email protected]

[email protected]

(507) 385-6640

http://www.redwoodswcd.org/ Will be working with MPCA on WRAPs http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/shooting_ranges/show_ran ge.html?name=Redwood+Valley+VolunteersMuzzle+loading+Club Found on DNR website, do not have their own website

Renewing the Countryside Renville County Environment and Community Development

Strengthens rural areas by championing and supporting rural communities, farmers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, activists and other people who are renewing the countryside Non-profit, Agriculture, Education through sustainable and innovative initiatives, businesses, and projects. The Division of Environment and Community Development is charged with administering Government environment, planning, and park programming.

Technical assistance, education

Statewide

2637 27th Avenue South

Suite 17

Minneapolis

55406 Statewide

Jan Joannides, Executive Director

(612) 251-7304

[email protected]

http://www.renewingthecountryside.org/

Recreational opportunities

Renville County

105 South 5th Street

Suite 311

Olivia

56277 Renville

Mark Erickson, Director

(320) 523-3768

[email protected]

http://www.co.renville.mn.us/

Renville County Farm Service Agency

Government, Agriculture

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.

Technical assistance, financial support, connection to farm programs

Renville County

1008 W. Lincoln Ave.

Olivia

56277 Renville

Kevin Beekman, County Executive Director

(320) 523-1550 Ext. 2

[email protected] 

http://www.fsa.usda.gov

Renville County Historical Society and Museum Renville County HRA EDA

Non-profit Government

Located on the MN River in Morton, collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of Renville County. Located in the watershed, economic development

Education Education

Renville County Renville County

441 North Park Drive 500 E DePue Ave

Morton Olivia

56270 Renville 56277 Renville

(507) 697-6147 (320) 523-3656

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.co.renville.mn.us/about_us/county_history /renville_county_historical_society_and_museum.php www.renville.com

Renville County Public Works

Government

Works with water, drainage system, and agriculture in the county

Education

Renville County

105 South 5th Street.

Olivia

55310 Renville

(320) 522-1335 (320) 523-3814

[email protected]

http://www.co.renville.mn.us

Government

The SWCD assists landowners and operators in planning and applying the soil and water conservation practices needed to protect and improve their soil and water resources.

Technical assistance, financial support, small meeting room

Renville County

1008 W Lincoln Ave

In charge of comprehensive local water planning Shooting range located in Renville County

Financial support, donations of skills, in-kind support, use of meeting rooms, and educational programs Recreational opportunities

Renville County Bird Island area

105 South 5th Street 82998 Main St

Renville County Water and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Management Renville Rangers Shooting Club

Government Sports & Recreation

Affiliated with Resources First Foundation and Prairie Country RC&D Environmental Learning Center. Focus on sustainability. Mini golf with environmental theme. Trails along the MN River. Meeting area for 60 (Geodesic dome) available for small fee

Claire Meyers and Michael Van Keulen, copresidents

Service club

Renville County Soil and Water Conservation District

Have staff in different counties to help with habitat and conservation, annual preserve about 2000 acres statewide, work with MNDNR and USFWS Involved in statewide grants and regional partnership opportunities and represent local chapters on statewide level. Can leverage nonstate and non-federal dollars in grant funding for local habitat projects that are supported by the organization

Deanna Pomije, Chapter Chair

Redwood

Local gun and archery range The Redwood Falls Women of Today is a dynamic and diverse women's organization interested in the betterment of our community.

Redwood-Cottonwood Rivers Control Area (RCRCA)

Notes Conservation and creating, preserving and restoring habitat that benefits pheasants, quail and other wildlife. Purchase lands for habitat and support other wildlife projects

Le Sueur

Government

Redwood Falls Lions Club

Website

Le Sueur County

Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.

Email

Donation of technical skills, financial support, land conservation, recreational opportunities

Represent cattlemen in the area To serve the interests of member businesses while providing community leadership to ensure the economic advancement of the Redwood Falls Area. Promotion of tourism and businesses Help members of the community and businesses succeed. Serving member communities with business recruitment and expansion, administrative services, technical assistance and grant services. Technical assistance In-kind support, donations of skills, and education Responsibilities include Ag/drainage, planning and zoning, and septic programs

Government, Agriculture

Phone (507) 794-2315

Agriculture

Redwood County Farm Service Agency

Contact Dan Braulick, President

Redwood Area Cattlemen

Non-profit

Zip Code County Brown

Non-profit

Non-profit

City

Brown County

Putting Green, Inc.

Redwood County Environmental Office

Address 2

Donation of technical skills, financial support, land conservation, recreational opportunities

Private Land Network

Redwood Area Development Corporation

Address

Donation of technical skills, financial support, land conservation, recreational opportunities, education

Provide a forum for members and other like minded individuals to preserve, restore, expand, maintain and enhance native prairie remnants and oak savannas Education Working to provide resources and support to farmers, ranchers, and forest owners who are the stewards of 61% of our nations land. Private Land Network connects the rural working Non-profit, Agriculture landscapes with conservation best practices. Education, Connection to financial support To educate and inspire people to make informed choices for a healthy planet. Located on the MN River.

Geographic area of interest

Room 319

#318

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Kevin Sing, Maintenance Supervisor Nathan Johnson, Asst. Ditch/Ag. Inspector

Olivia

56277 Renville

Ryan Clark, Technician

(320) 523-1559

[email protected]

http://www.renvilleswcd.com/

Olivia Bird Island

56277 Renville 55310 Renville

Diane Mitchell, Coordinator Del Whitman

(320) 523-3760 (320) 523-1725

[email protected] Email through website

www.co.renville.mn.us http://www.renvillerangers.org/

Partner with Hawk Creek Watershed, NRCS, and Renville County on projects. Completed project to identify sites for BMP installation in Middle MN River Watershed. Are applying for funds to install BMPs (2016) . Will be working with MPCA on WRAPs

The Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory: Creating Connections (Sorted by Organization) Organization

Organization Type

Mission/Interest in MN River

River Region Cooperative

River Ranger Program mission to lead youth in outdoor/environmental activities. Citizen's group, Regional River History Center provides a collection site for area river history displays with Education, Non-profit, emphasis on natural history. Provides a hands-on experience for visitors with emphasis on Sports & recreation educational awareness. Home site for River Ranger Program. Agriculture, Cooperative Agricultural cooperative serving the grain, agronomy, feed and energy customer.

River Ridge Gun Club, Inc.

Sports & Recreation

Rural Advantage

Promote the connections between agriculture, the environment and rural communities in Non-profit, agriculture order to improve ecological health, economic viability and rural vitality

Save the Kasota Prairie Inc

Non-profit

Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership

Non-profit

Sibley County Environmental Services

Government

Sibley County Farm Service Agency

Government, Agriculture

River Rangers Regional River History & Information Center

Sibley County Soil and Water Conservation District Government

Sierra Club North Star Chapter Sioux Valley Gun Club

Non-profit Sports & Recreation

Offers outdoor entertainment for the hunting and shooting enthusiast. A place where friends greet, meet and renew their kinship with each other, the outdoors and the land.

Donations of skills, conservation projects to use as examples, recreational opportunities, educational programs

Geographic area of interest

Address

Minnesota River Basin

522 N Franklin St

Brown County

27875 County Rd 27

Recreational opportunities

Club property

47028 547th Lane

Technical assistance, financial (at times)

South

1243 Lake Avenue

Address 2

City

New Ulm P.O. Box 429

Sleepy Eye

Courtland

Fairmont

Suite 222

Zip Code County

Contact

Phone

Email

Website

Notes

56073 Brown

Ron Bolduan

(507) 766-5770

[email protected]

http://www.experiencenature.com/

Interested in working with other groups. Affiliated with CCMR

56085 Brown

Kevin Subart, General Manager

(507) 794-3031

[email protected]

http://www.riverregioncoop.com/

56021 Nicollet

Marty Barnett Les Zwach

(507) 359-5770

[email protected]

http://www.riverridgegunclub.com/

56031 Regional

Linda Meschke, President

(507) 238-5449

[email protected]

Education, recreational opportunities, tour of conservation project Kasota Prairie Tech assist, financial, community organizing around water resource issues, field days, education, partnership building Seven mile creek watershed

P.O. Box 3544

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Eric Strinmetz

(507) 387-5865

[email protected]

http://www.skp.org/index.html

424 S Minnesota Ave

St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

(507) 931-2550

[email protected]

Great River Greening Cooperative project, works out of Nicollet http://www.nicolletswcd.org/Seven_Mile_Creek.html SWCD office. Will be working with MPCA on WRAPs

Education

Sibley County

400 Court Ave

Gaylord

55334 Sibley

Karen Galles, Coordinator Jeffery Majeski, Environmental Services Director

(507) 237-4091

[email protected]

http://www.co.sibley.mn.us/environmental_services/

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. To help maintain a better environment for future generations, to encourage the wise use of our top soil and water through programs and education.

Technical assistance, financial support, connection to farm programs

Sibley County

111 Sixth Street

Gaylord

55334 Sibley

(507) 237-2948 Ext. 2 

[email protected] 

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/stateoffapp?mystate=mn &area=home&subject=landing&topic=landing

Conservation project coordination

Sibley County

111 Sixth Street

Gaylord

55334 Sibley

A grassroots voice to preserve and protect Minnesota’s environment Located in the watershed

Service club

Service organization located in the watershed

Sleepy Eye Sportsman's club

Sports & Recreation

Located in the watershed

Sleepy Eye VFW Post 800 Isaacs-Radl Post

Non-profit

Society of Gustavus Geologists

Student Group

Volunteers

Potential volunteers

Conservation and creating, preserving and restoring habitat that benefits pheasants, quail and other wildlife. Purchase lands for habitat and support other wildlife projects, Financial, education The purpose of SoGG is to promote interest in the field of geology and supply educational and recreational activities for the general campus. Access to students Student group created to discuss and act on environmental issues affecting the school and students locally, nationally and globally

Potential volunteers

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Non-profit

Southern MN Beet Sugar Cooperative

Cooperative

Provide loans to businesses that create and support jobs, provide grants to schools, governments and nonprofits, and build partnerships that lead to collaboration. To be a highly sustainable, shareholder driven, sugar cooperative that safely produces, processes, and markets sugar and related products at an acceptable return for shareholders while meeting environmental standards

Southwest Initiative Foundation

Non-profit

To be a catalyst, facilitating opportunities for economic and social growth by developing and challenging leaders to build on the region’s assets. Financial support

Southwest Regional Development Commission

Non-profit

Providing professional expertise and leadership to enhance regional opportunities

Technical assistance

St. Peter Ambassadors, Inc.

Citizen’s Group, Service club

St. Peter Chamber of Commerce St. Peter City Council

Government Government

To encourage economic growth for the St. Peter community by hosting and supporting a variety of events which make St. Peter a better place to live, work and entertain. A leadership organization that fosters and promotes economic growth and quality of life through community cooperation. City Council for St. Peter

Volunteers Information on City businesses, networking opportunities

Financial support, technical assistance

Financial support, in-kind

Statewide New Ulm and surrounding area

2327 East Franklin Ave. 214 21st St North

P.O. Box 868

Suite 1

Minneapolis New Ulm

Sleepy Eye and surrounding area

55406 Statewide 56073 Brown Brown

Sleepy Eye and surrounding area

20870 State Highway 4

Sleepy Eye

56085 Brown

Sleepy Eye and surrounding area

109 1st Ave South

Sleepy Eye

56085 Brown

St. Peter and surrounding area

Gustavus Adolphus College

800 West College Aven St. Peter

Mankato area Blue Earth, Brown, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Sibley and Watonwan Counties and other SE counties Renville, Redwood, Swift, Chippewa and Yellow Medicine counties Renville, Redwood and Cottonwood Counties and 15 other southwest MN Counties Cottonwood and Redwood Counties and other SW counties

North Mankato Campus

1920 Lee Boulevard

525 Florence Avenue

P.O. Box 695

Cassie Buck, County Executive Director Ron Otto, SWCD District Water Planner/Watershed Technician

Margaret Levin, State Director Ron Petersen Russ Sorenson Joe Windschitl Sam Domeier

(507) 237-5435 Ext. 105 [email protected]

(612) 659-9019 (507) 354-4728 (507) 794-2415 (507) 794-7549 (507) 794-4381 (507) 794-2360

[email protected]

Trap shooting range

56082 Nicollet

[email protected] (Mike) 507-933-7445 (Laura T.) [email protected] (Laura)

https://gustavus.edu/studentorgs/organizations/103

North Mankato

56003 Blue Earth

Heidi Wyn, Student Life

(507) 389-7200

[email protected] 

http://southcentral.edu/

(507) 455-3215

Owatonna

55060 Regional

Tim Penny, President and CEO

[email protected]

http://smifoundation.org

83550 County Road 21

Renville

56284 Renville

Louis Knieper, Environmental Affairs Manager (320) 329-8305

[email protected]

http://www.smbsc.com/

15 3rd Avenue NW

Hutchinson

55350 Regional

Diana Anderson, Interim President/CEO

(320) 587-4848

[email protected]

http://swifoundation.org/

2401 Broadway Ave.

Slayton

56172 Regional

Jayme (Jay) Trusty, Executive Director

(507) 836-8547

[email protected]

http://www.swrdc.org/

St. Peter

P.O. Box 301

St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

Mark Leagjelf

(507) 931-3200

St. Peter St. Peter

101 South Front Street 327 West Broadway Avenue

St. Peter St. Peter

56082 Nicollet 56082 Nicollet

Ed Lee, Executive Director Susan Carlin, Councilor

(507) 934-3400 (507) 382-5162

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.stpeterchamber.com/ http://www.saintpetermn.gov/city-council

St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

Lewis Giesking, Director

(507) 934-0670

[email protected]

http://www.saintpetermn.gov/

Email through web site

http://www.stpeterfood.coop/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Saint-PeterJaycees/114217101945741

[email protected]

www.lwvmn.org

405 West St. Julien Street

Education

St. Peter

Public Works Building

St. Peter Food Co-op and Deli 

Business

Information resource for our community on sustainable issues, especially related to food, water and health.

Donations, participation in community events

St. Peter and surrounding area

228 Mulberry Street St.

St. Peter

56082  Nicollet

Becca Haack, Education and Outreach Coordinator

(507) 934-4880 

St. Peter Jaycees

Service club

Volunteers

St. Peter

P.O. Box 58

St. Peter

56802 Nicollet

Matt Spindler

(507) 317-8725

St. Peter Kiwanis Club

Service club Citizen's group, Nonprofit

Volunteers

35615 - 398th Lane

St. Peter

56802 Nicollet

Rich Helgeson, Secretary

(507) 382-3136

Willingness to co-sponsor educational events

St. Peter St. Peter, North Mankato, and Mankato areas

726 Grant Ave

North Mankato

56003 Nicollet

Lynn Solo, President

(507) 387-7666

Volunteers

St. Peter

P.O. Box 156

St. Peter

56802 Nicollet

Peggy Carlson

(507) 934-6944

Volunteers, access to business professionals

St. Peter St. Peter Statewide

St. Peter Rotary 101 S. Front Street 401 McKinzie Street South

St. Peter St. Peter Mankato

56802 Nicollet 56082 Nicollet 56001 Blue Earth

Chad Salzwedel, President Brian Rentz

(507) 327-4409 (800) 473-3404 (507) 387-7068

[email protected]

Statewide with local chapters Swan Lake and surrounding lakes and wetlands

Box 192

Princeton

55371 Statewide

John Mesko, Executive Director Sherry Jansen, S. Central Chapter

(763) 260-0209 (507) 437-0063

[email protected] [email protected]

Recreational opportunities

709 N. 9th St.

St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

Recreational opportunities

Southwest MN

200 S Mill Street

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Education access to farmers

Statewide

34522 830th Ave

Olivia

56277 Regional

Swan Lake Area Wildlife Association

Tatanka Bluffs Corridor, Inc.

Sports & Recreation

The Land

Business

St. Peter Lions Club

St. Peter Rotary Club St. Peter Tourism & Visitors Bureau Superior Concrete

Sustainable Farming Association

A vibrant, prosperous corridor stretching along the Minnesota River and across Redwood and Renville Counties that teems with economic, cultural and recreational opportunities because citizens repeatedly join hands to strengthen and share its unique assets. The Land  is a weekly agriculture-rural life publication printed in Mankato, Minn., since 1976. It serves farmers, ranchers, rural residents and agribusinesses across the entire state of Minnesota and northern Iowa.

Education, demonstration projects

P.O. Box 85

Page 8 of 9

https://www.facebook.com/stpeterlions/timeline?ref=p age_internal

(507) 637-2828

Kathy Connelly, General Manager

(350) 894-8046

Incentives for farmers, nutrient trading

http://www.stpeterambassadors.com

Manage stormwater, water, wastewater, environmental services and streets in the City

The St. Peter Lions Club is a service organization of dedicated men and women who Service club volunteer their time and talents to enrich and improve the greater St. Peter community. Rotary is an international humanitarian service organization where business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and resources to help others in their local communities and throughout the world. Service club Government Located in the watershed Business Located in watershed area The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota supports the development and enhancement of sustainable farming systems through farmer-to-farmer networking, Non-profit, Agriculture innovation, demonstration, and education. Sports & Recreation, Habitat and Land acquisition projects in the Swan Lake area. Interested in protecting and Citizen’s Group improving the area for waterfowl and hunting opportunities

http://northstar.sierraclub.org/

Volunteer Leadership- members pick our legislative priorities, conduct the work, and make real change for Minnesota’s environment. Environmental Advocacy- members lead work on issues to protect our state’s natural places and address our most pressing environmental challenges. Outdoor Exploration- Our awardwinning outings connect members to each other and to Minnesota’s natural places

(507) 794-7476 (507) 794-7391

Government

Improving our community by participating and volunteering in local events. Performing community service projects in the St. Peter area to help serve children and the community. To have an educated electorate. In this case, that voters should have a knowledge of watershed issues.

http://www.sibleyswcd.org

Ralph Grundmeyer Mike Dickens, President Laura Triplett, Faculty Advisor

St. Peter Environmental Services/Public Works

St. Peter League of Women Voters

Pollinator habitat assistance, cost-share funds (at times), sediment reduction and nitrogen reductions, education outreach: 3rd crops, cover crops, pollinator habitat, buffers Participates in management of the Prairie for public recreational, scientific and educational use, with Unimin Minnesota corporation, which owns the property

Save the Kasota Prairie is a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to preserving one of the countries last native prairie land which is on the terraces abutting the MN River The Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership (SMCWP) was established in 2011 to effectively meld the economic needs of producers with protection of the unique natural resources of the watershed. The department is responsible for issuing permits and administering regulations pertaining to feedlots, septic systems, shoreland and flood plains.

Sleepy Eye Lions Club

Citizen's group, South Central College Environmental Action Group Education

Resources

http://www.stpeterrotary.org/ http://www.saintpetermn.gov/ http://www.superiorconcretemn.com

http://www.sfa-mn.org/

http://www.tatankabluffs.com/

[email protected]

www.thelandonline.com

Former staff for MRBJPB

Education and outreach in the form of free classes on a wide variety of subjects, providing in-store fliers and brochures, coordinating demonstrations and events, participating in community activities, speaking engagements, and offering donations

The Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory: Creating Connections (Sorted by Organization) Organization

The Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota Traxler's Hunting Preserve Tri-County Solid Waste (Le Sueur, Nicollet and Sibley counties) Trout Unlimited, Minnesota Chapter (9MN)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 3

U.S. Geological Survey, Minnesota Water Science Center

Unimin Corporation

Organization Type

Non-profit Sports & Recreation

Mission/Interest in MN River

The Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is a grassroots organization that exists to acquire, protect and enhance critical lands for the public’s use and benefit. Located in the watershed Tri-County assists residents, businesses and communities in Le Sueur, Nicollet and Sibley Counties (in southern Minnesota) to efficiently handle their waste streams.

Government Non-profit, Sports and Recreation To conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides a wide range of services involving conservation practices, education programs, recreational opportunities and much more. Government

Government

Resources

Land conservation Recreational opportunities Technical assistance, education

Geographic area of interest

Statewide Southwest MN Le Sueur, Nicollet and Sibley Counties

Address

Address 2

City

275 E. 4th Street #250 37699 Hunting Preserve Lane

St. Paul Le Center

55101 Statewide 56057 Le Sueur

400 Court Ave

Gaylord

55334 Regional

Conservation project coordination- coldwater fisheries Statewide and beyond

Technical assistance, education, recreational opportunities

The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life. Technical assistance

Donations, volunteers, three areas: education, conservation, public safety

Statewide

Statewide

Ecological Services Field Office

4101 American Blvd. E Bloomington

55425 Statewide

Statewide

Mounds View Park 

2280 Woodale Dr. 

55112 Statewide

Mounds View

Business Agriculture, Cooperative

Mineral mining along the river, have restored native communities along the river To supply customers with technology, products and services in a manner that is extraordinary enough to add value to their lives. Financial support- scholarship program

Minnesota River Brown, Nicollet, Renville, Sibley counties and surround areas

Regional Office

121 Saint Andrews Ct, Mankato

United Farmers Cooperative (UFC)

705 E 4th Street

PO Box 461

University of MN Extension- Water Resource Management & Policy

Education

Provide water quality and quantity education at the watershed level for elected/appointed officials and the public to improve the water resources in Minnesota.

Education, use of meeting rooms

Statewide

863 30th Avenue S.E.

Education

RSDPs connect greater Minnesota communities to the University of Minnesota in order to help solve problems and take advantage of new opportunities. As a part of University of Minnesota Extension, RSDP brings together local talent and resources with University of Minnesota knowledge and seed funding to drive sustainability in four areas: agriculture and food systems, tourism and resilient communities, natural resources, and clean energy.

Connection with, facilitation of, payment for U of M resources

Southwestern MN, including Brown, Cottonwood, Redwood, Renville and UM Extension SW Regional OfficeWatonwan counties Morris

University of MN Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP)

Education

RSDPs connect greater Minnesota communities to the University of Minnesota in order to help solve problems and take advantage of new opportunities. As a part of University of Minnesota Extension, RSDP brings together local talent and resources with University of Minnesota knowledge and seed funding to drive sustainability in four areas: agriculture and food systems, tourism and resilient communities, natural resources, and clean energy.

Connection with, facilitation of, payment for U of M resources

Southeastern MN, including Blue Earth, Le Sueur and Nicollet counties

University of MN River Life Program Vantage Point Shooting Range

Education Sports & Recreation

Education Recreational opportunities

Work more on the Mississippi River, but can work on MN River 84 Pleasant Street SE Kasota area 550 West Cherry Street

Wakefield Pork, Inc.

Agriculture

Seek to create learning, research, and engagement opportunities that will help establish inclusive and sustainable rivers Located in the watershed To be a low-cost industry producer that grows a superior animal through an efficient costcontrol program with a well-defined strategy and an abundance of quality in its assets, operations, people, and leadership

Watonwan County Farm Service Agency

Government, Agriculture

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.

Watonwan County Land Management & Zoning (and SWCD)

Government

To assist the people of Watonwan County in the wise management of the quality and quantity of ground and surface water, the wise management of wind and water erosion areas, and to educate landowners to recognize the need for proper soil and water resource management. Conservation project coordination

Wild River Academy

Sports & Recreation

Winthrop Game Protective League

Business

Xcel Energy

Business

University of MN Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP)

Xcel Energy Foundation Created January 2015

Business

Engaging communities in watershed education through outdoor recreation Part of mission to educate its members and people about the importance of the conservation of all natural resources Xcel Energy is focused on building a clean energy future while continuing to provide the safe, reliable and affordable energy services our customers expect To use the collective knowledge, resources and skills of our staff and colleagues to make a positive impact.

Zip Code County

56001 Blue Earth

Contact

Brett Feldman, Executive Director Jeff Traxler Al Christensen, Tri County Solid Waste Director

Phone

Todd Kramasz

Website

(800) 944-0707 (507) 357-6940

Email through web site [email protected]

www.parksandtrails.org/ http://www.traxlers.com/

(507) 381-9196

[email protected]

http://www.co.sibley.mn.us/tricounty_swo/index.php

[email protected]

http://www.tu.org/connect/groups/9mn-minnesota

(612) 725-3548

[email protected]

http://www.fws.gov/midwest/twincities/

(763) 783-3100

[email protected] 

http://mn.water.usgs.gov/

John Lenczewski

James Stark, Director

Email

(507) 386-2130

[email protected]

http://www.unimin.com/community-involvement.cfm

They have worked on promoting Sustainable, long-term statewide land stewardship and conservation; Outdoor recreation for its educational, health and community benefits; Openness, inclusiveness, collaboration and volunteerism; Service as an independent, honest and forthright voice for parks and trails; and Decision informed by the best available science and data.

Also located in Le Sueur and Kasota, St. Peter, Have annual community action plan. Participate in the community through donations and volunteerism, by sponsorship of youth programs and community events

Winthrop

55396 Regional

Rochester

55904 Statewide

Doug Malchow, Extension Educator, Water Resource Management and Policy

(507)-280-5575

[email protected]

http://www.extension.umn.edu/environment/water/

46352 State Hwy 329 Morris

56267 Regional

David Fluegel, Executive Director, Southwest Region

(320) 589-1711

[email protected]

www.rsdp.umn.edu

863 30th Avenue SE

Rochester

55904 Regional

Erin Meier, Executive Director, Southeast Region

(507) 536-6313

[email protected]

www.rsdp.umn.edu

290 Northrop

Minneapolis Kasota

55455 Regional 56050 Le Sueur

(612) 625-7225 (507) 931-4867

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

http://riverlife.umn.edu/ http://www.vantagepointrange.com/

410 Main Avenue East

Gaylord

55334 Regional

Watonwan County

823 1st Ave S

St. James

56081 Watonwan

Watonwan County Area

108 Eighth Street S

Suite 2

St. James

56081 Watonwan

Linda Stuckenbroker, County Executive Director David Haler, Land Management Director Heidi Rufolph, Assistant Land Management Director/ SWCD

Education

Statewide

2751 Hennepin Ave. S.

#254

Minneapolis

55408 Statewide

Natalie Warren, Founder

(305) 972-6564

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

Recreational opportunities

Winthrop area Middle MN River Watershed and Statewide

P.O. Box 254

Winthrop

56054 Sibley

Gary Goodwin, President-Secretary

(952) 873-3773

[email protected]

http://www.wgpl.net/6.html

1020 Summit Ave

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

[email protected]

Power company www.xcelenergy.com http://www.xcelenergy.com/About_Us/Community/Co Grant information available on their web site. Focus areas include rporate_Giving environment and education

Volunteers Technical assistance, financial support, connection to farm programs

Financial support, volunteers, in-kind donations

Statewide

UM Extension SE Regional OfficeRochester

Minneapolis

414 Nicollet Mall

Page 9 of 9

55401 Statewide

(507)-647-6600

Notes

Pat Nunnally, Coordinator

www.ufc.com

http://wakefieldpork.com/

(507) 237-5581

(507) 375-3191 Ext. 2

(507) 375-1225

[email protected]

(507) 387-2968 Lauren Olson, Senior Foundation Representative

1-800-328-8226

Other Extension Water Resource team members: Karen Terry & Shahram Missaghi

Assisting a coalition of organizations and residents to create a new entity to develop and sustain the ecological, economic and social assets of the Minnesota River Watershed region.

Program of the Institute for Advanced Study

A system of leased and contract farrowing, nursery, finishing, and wean-to-finish facilities

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/

http://www.co.watonwan.mn.us www.wildriveracademy.com

Water planning Non-profit organization provides educational canoe trips on the MN River for schools and organizations located outside of the watershed, but likely includes members living in the Middle MN

The Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory: Creating Connections (Sorted by County) Organization

Organization Type

3M Community Giving American Legion Post 11

Business Citizen’s Group

American Legion Post 518

Citizen’s Group

BENCO Electric Co-op

Business

Bent River Outfitters

Sports & Recreation

Bethany Lutheran College

Mission/Interest in MN River To improve every life through innovative giving in education, community and the environment Veterans group located in watershed area

Resources

Geographic area of interest

Address

Financial support and possible volunteers

New Ulm and surrounding area

1700 N. Minnesota Street 222 E Walnut St

Fund raising

North Mankato area Blue Earth, Brown, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Sibley counties Blue Earth County

530 N. Riverfront Drive

Education

Veterans group located in watershed area To provide customers with the best possible service, at the lowest possible cost, consistent with sound business management. Provide guided paddling, snow shoeing trips throughout the Blue Earth County river valley, equipment rental and shuttles Bethany aspires to produce students with a clear understanding of Christian vocation, which encourages students to make the most of their God-given talents

Education

Mankato area

700 Luther Drive

Blue Earth County 4-H

Non-profit

To educate the youth of Blue Earth County

Financial

Blue Earth County

Blue Earth County Extension Office

Blue Earth County Environmental Services

Government

The Environmental Services department develops and administers programs to protect ground water and surface water, and management of solid waste in Blue Earth County.

Conservation project coordination

Blue Earth County

410 S. Fifth St.

Blue Earth County Farm Service Agency

Government, Agriculture

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.

Technical assistance, financial support, connection to farm programs

Blue Earth County Historical Society

Non-profit

To lead in the collecting and promoting of Blue Earth County's history to ensure its preservation for the enrichment and benefit of present and future generations.

Blue Earth Soil and Water Conservation District

Government

Carry out a program for the conservation, use and development of soil, water and related resources.

Blue Heron Landscape Design

Business

Bolton & Menk, Inc. Cambria

Business Business

Catherine Fouchi

Individual

Center for Earth Spirituality & Rural Ministry

Education

City Center Partnership City of Lake Crystal

Association Government

City of Madison Lake

Government

City of Mankato

Government

The Center strives toward earth justice and sustainability through education, spirituality, sustainable agriculture, rural ministry, and political advocacy Initiatives that attract a greater number of customers, employees and residents to the city center Stormwater management Preserve and enhance the quality of life for Madison Lake Residents, Business Owners and Visitors, by providing excellent public services.  Leading the way as a prosperous diverse regional community. Strives to be a good steward of the environment in all service endeavors

Crystal Loon Recreation Association Crystal Waters Project

Lake Association Lake/River Organization, Nonprofit

Located in the watershed, concerned about water quality The mission of CWP is to restore a healthy watershed that would improve the water quality of our lakes. To promote good stewardship and better management practices throughout the entire Crystal Lake watershed.

Duck Lake Preservation Association

Lake Association

To create preservation ownership to all who have a vested interest in Duck Lake. To help protect the beauty and value of the entire lake.

Elk's Nature Center

Education

FFA - Lake Crystal - Welcome Memorial HS Friends of Minneopa State Park

Non-profit, Youth Citizen's group, nonprofit

Environmental education programs and periodic events. Our students are developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Preserving, managing, and promoting the resources of the park. Minneopa creek flows through the park and into the Minnesota River within the park boundaries.

Greater Mankato Growth

Association

Located in watershed area

Greater Mankato Multi-Sport Club

We welcome runners, bikers, swimmers, duathletes, and triathletes of all levels in the Greater Mankato area (and anywhere else for that matter) who are interested in training, Citizen’s Group, Sports camaraderie, and competition opportunities. We are committed to encouraging athletes of all & Recreation abilities and ages to achieve their goals in sports and fitness. Recreational opportunities Rotary is an international humanitarian service organization where business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and resources to help others in their local communities and throughout the world. Service club Potential volunteers, access to business professionals

Greater Mankato Rotary

To work with contractors and homeowners on design and maintenance of landscape Bolton & Menk has a broad range of experience in the areas of civil, environmental and transportation engineering, as well as GIS and landscape architecture. Bolton & Menk is organized to serve our clients' needs for a wide range of projects with sound, up-to-date practices and principles. Large company located in the watershed area Landowner, do volunteer work at Minneopa State Park. I am a master naturalist with Prairie Expertise.

Financial support Provide means to use the river, team building events, corporate outings, use of equipment

Address 2

P.O. Box 95

City

Zip Code County

Contact

New Ulm Mankato

56073 Brown 56001 Blue Earth

Sarah Ogren, HR Manager

256 Belgrade Avenue

North Mankato

56003 Blue Earth

P.O. Box 8

Mankato

56002 Blue Earth

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Mankato

56002 Blue Earth

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Ste B30

204 S 5th St Ste 310, PO Box 8608

Phone

Email

Website

Notes

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Comm Policy: Assist, wherever possible, governmental agencies and other official organizations engaged in environmental activities. Have unity-Giving/?WT.mc_id=www.3mgiving.com www.3mgiving.com access to corporate funds to help the environment No email or website

(507) 354-8271 (507) 345-3529

[email protected]

Tom Paulson, Commander

(507) 625-1264

[email protected]

http://www.mnpost518.org/

Dave Sunderman, Member Services Manager

(507) 387-7963

[email protected]

www.benco.org

Financial support is available through their Operation Round Up Program

(507) 388-2368 (507) 344-7327 (507) 344-7745

[email protected]

http://www.bentriveroutfitter.com/

Company is owned by three individuals.

Email through web site college directory

http://www.blc.edu/

(507) 304-4142

[email protected]

http://www3.extension.umn.edu/county/blue-earth/4-h There are 10 4-H clubs in Blue Earth County

(507) 304-4381

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.blueearthcountymn.gov

Chad Heins, Assistant Professor-Biology Ted Manthe, Dean of Student Services Amanda Sommers, County 4-H Program Coordinator Scott Fichtner, Environmental Services Director Julie Conrad, Land Use and Natural Resources Planner

Manage County water plan

Blue Earth and Nicollet counties

1160 Victory Drive

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Cassie Buck, County Executive Director

(507) 345-4651 Ext. 2 

[email protected] 

Education Donation of skills, cost share, education programs, conservation project coordination, possible financial support

Blue Earth County

415 Cherry Street

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Heather Harren, Education and Outreach Manager

(507) 345-5566

[email protected]

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/stateoffapp?mystate=mn &area=home&subject=landing&topic=landing Blue Earth- Nicollet County FSA Office The Society, founded in 1901, operates the History Center Museum, Research Center and Museum Gift Shop as well as the Historic R.D. Hubbard House in Mankato. Blue Earth County's landscape includes major waterways like the Minnesota and Blue www.bechshistory.com Earth Rivers.

Blue Earth County

1160 Victory Drive

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Jerad Bach, District Manager

(507) 345-4744

[email protected]

http://www.blueearthswcd.org

Education

entire watershed

1944 Howard Drive

North Mankato

56003 Blue Earth

Rebecca Krenik

(507) 317-4859

[email protected]

http://bhlandscapedesign.com

Does a lot of conservation projects Plans to be providing an educational seminar for those will lakeshore or river front property as she feels it is a great need

Statewide Statewide and beyond

1960 Premier Drive 44 Good Counsel Drive

Mankato Mankato

56001 Blue Earth 56001 Blue Earth

Chantill Kahler Royer, Water Resources Engineer Mary Kaus, General Manager

(507) 625-4171 (507) 388-1400

[email protected] [email protected]

www.bolton-menk.com http://www.cambriausa.com

Produces countertops

21786 Flint Road

Lake Crystal

56055 Blue Earth

Catherine Fouchi

(507) 317-9858

[email protected]

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Lisa Coons

(507) 389-4272

[email protected]

http://www.ssnd.org/center-for-earth-spirituality

Prairie restoration on her property An educational program of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, also have community garden, hold Earth conference and other environmental-related events

Financial support, in-kind support, donations of skills, use of meeting rooms, conservation projects to use as examples

Donation of technical skills

Suite 3

Suite 200

Education

Mankato area

170 Good Counsel Drive

Marketing and promotions

Mankato City of Lake Crystal

P.O. Box 193 100 E Robinson St

P.O. Box 86

Mankato Lake Crystal

56002 Blue Earth 56055 Blue Earth

Mike Harmon, City Administrator

(507) 388-1062 (507) 726-2538 Ext. 3

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.citycentermankato.com/ http://www.ci.lake-crystal.mn.us/

525 Main Street

Madison Lake

56063 Blue Earth

Chris Roemhildt, Public Works Supervisor

(507) 243-3011

[email protected]

http://www.ci.madison-lake.mn.us/

Mankato

56002 Blue Earth

Mary Fralish, Director of Public Works

(507) 387-8665

[email protected]

http://www.mankato-mn.gov/

Lake Crystal

56055 Blue Earth

Ron Teigen, President

(507) 726-6182 (507) 380-1794

[email protected]

http://www.crystalwatersproject.org/

City of Madison Lake

P.O. Box 295

Access to river

Mankato

P.O. Box 3368

Volunteers

Crystal and Loon Lake Watersheds

Networking between organizations

Crystal Lake Watershed

Volunteers Education

Duck Lake Watershed Blue Earth county and surrounding area

P.O. Box 330

555 Stoltzman Road

Education, potential volunteers

Lake Crystal Area

P.O. Box 160

Education, potential volunteers

Minneopa State Park

P.O. Box 5172 

Mankato and surrounding area

1961 Premier Drive

607 Knights Lane

Suite 100

Minnesota River Basin

Mankato, North Mankato area

Lake Crystal

56055 Blue Earth

Mike Roll

Madison Lake

56063 Blue Earth

Scott Madigan, President

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Lake Crystal

56055 Blue Earth

Timothy Harbo, Environmental Coordinator

Mankato

56002 Blue Earth

Linda Engstrom, President

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Mankato

Blue Earth

(507) 387-8585

[email protected]

(507) 351-5495

[email protected]

http://www.mankatomn.gov/ElksNatureCenter/Page.aspx

[email protected]

http://isd2071.k12.mn.us/domain/57 http://mrbdc.mnsu.edu/sites/mrbdc.mnsu.edu/files/publ Volunteers participate in activities such as invasive plant removal, ic/org/fom/index.html bird surveys, and leading nature hikes. Merger of the Mankato area Chamber of commerce and Economic http://www.greatermankato.com/ Development Corp.

Chris Crocker

Email through website

http://www.mankatomultisport.com/

[email protected]

http://mankatorotary.org/

[email protected] (507) 385-6640

P.O. Box 63

Mankato

56002 Blue Earth

Pam Jagfield, President

Thomas Hoehn, Owner

Hoehn Drainage & Excavation, LLC

Business

Drainage and excavation business located in the watershed

1213 North 7th Street

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Key Cities Conservation Club

Shooting range, host annual youth conservation education event

Recreational opportunities

Local area

23370 610th Ave.

Madison Lake

56002 Blue Earth

(507) 243-3272

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.keycitiesconservationclub.org/

Kiwanis Club of Mankato

Sports & Recreation Service club, Nonprofit

Recreational opportunities, Education

Mankato area

P.O. Box 733

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

(507) 225-0667

[email protected]

http://mankatokiwanis.org/

Lake Crystal Lions

Service Club

Lake Crystal

56055 Blue Earth

League of Women Voters- Mankato

Citizen's group

Email through website

www.lwvmn.org.

Lions Club- Mankato

Service club

Lions Club- Mankato Key City

Service club

Lions Club- Mankato Sunrise

Service club

Operates Camp Patterson on Lake Washington To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. Consistently supporting legislation to preserve our nation’s natural resources and protect our public health To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.

Mankato Area Environmentalists

Citizen’s Group

Mankato Area Foundation Mankato Area Jaycees Mankato Area Mountain Bikers

Sports & Recreation

Mankato Area Women of Today

Service Club

Lake Crystal Area Greater Mankato area

Blue Earth

Company did wetland restoration work for the USFWS for 20 years, interested in participating in meetings if he is available

(507) 388-7741

Tom Cooper, President

507-726-6707

Laurie Boche

(507) 524-4343

Volunteers, financial

Mankato area

P.O. Box 303

Mankato

56002 Blue Earth

Tami Gay, President

Volunteers, financial

Mankato area

1731 South Bend Ave.

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Ted Beckel, President

(507) 345-7579

Volunteers, financial

Mankato area

17 Summer Hills Road

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Pamela De Marce

(507) 388-7303

A voice for environmental quality, a resource to other environmental and community groups, and a source of action to shape environmental policies and practices Volunteers

MN River Valley

1411 Pohl Road

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Katy Wortel

(507) 345-4494

[email protected]

http://hickorytech.net/~enviros/

Non-profit

Connecting acts of giving with community needs

Financial

Greater Mankato area

1560 Adams Street

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Service club

To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. To build sustainable, environmentally friendly trails that make the most of natural terrain features and are cared for, and maintained, by those in the club. Contribute to our communities through fundraising for worthy causes, and by providing services and education to community and chapter members

Volunteers Mankato area Recreational opportunities, in-kind support, donations of skills Mankato area Volunteers, financial support

Mankato area

P.O. Box 1021

Suite 2

Stormwater management, community grants to non-profits

[email protected]

Share knowledge/experience on agricultural drainage, shoreline stabilization, wetland restoration, excavation, Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet possible donation of service counties primarily

Volunteers

Affiliate of Greater Mankato Growth

Not sure if phone number goes with name? I emailed them and asked them to contact me.

No website or email available No website or email available

Nancy Zallek

(507) 389-4583

[email protected]

http://www.mankatoareafoundation.com

Blue Earth

Lisa Stoffel, President

(507) 556-7765

[email protected]

http://mankatojaycees.weebly.com/

Mankato

Blue Earth

Doug Janni

(507) 217-0419

[email protected]

http://www.mankatoareamountainbikers.org/

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

[email protected]

http://www.mankatoareawt.com/

Lucia Gonzalez

Possible meeting space in clubhouse

Lobby for environmental issues at city and county level Semi-annual grants in the areas of Education & Community Development, Arts & Culture, Recreation and Aesthetics

The Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory: Creating Connections (Sorted by County) Organization

Organization Type

Mankato Paddling & Outings Club

Sports & Recreation

Recreational opportunities Recreational opportunities, access to River, educational programs

Park area

54497 Gadwall Road

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Conservation project coordination

Southwest MN

12 Civic Center Plaza

Suite 3000B

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Donation of technical skills, education, financial

12 Civic Center Plaza

Suite 2165

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

530 N. Riverfront Drive

Suite 230

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Minneopa State Park (MNDNR)

Sports & Recreation

Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources

Government

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Government

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency monitors environmental quality, offers technical and financial assistance and enforces environmental regulations. Interested in working with local groups to support and promote the Middle MN River watershed.

Minnesota River Builders Association

Association

Minnesota State University Mankato Field Ecology Club

Education, Student Group Education, Student Group

Serves watershed area Access to Builders The purpose of this organization shall be to come together as fellow science majors or people otherwise genuinely interested in the sciences or nature to learn about and enjoy the ideas of ecology and nature as we see fit. Access to students Student organization

(507) 345-7418

[email protected]

Mankato

56002 Blue Earth

Terry Overn

(507) 327-1613

Suite 3

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Jeff Potts

(507) 345-4744

Deanna Pomije, Chapter Chair

(507) 600-9900

Suite 100

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Eric Strinmetz

(507) 387-5865

[email protected]

http://www.skp.org/index.html

North Mankato Mankato

56003 Blue Earth 56001 Blue Earth

Heidi Wyn, Student Life Brian Rentz

(507) 389-7200 (507) 387-7068

[email protected] 

http://southcentral.edu/ http://www.superiorconcretemn.com

Donation of technical skills, access to river

Middle MN River Watershed

1905 3rd Ave.

Donation of technical skills, financial support, land conservation, recreational opportunities

Blue Earth County

1160 Victory Drive

Education, recreational opportunities, tour of conservation project Potential volunteers

Donations, volunteers, three areas: education, conservation, public safety

Employee volunteering Recreational opportunities

Citizen’s Group

Brown County 4-H

Education, Student Group

Brown County Farm Service Agency Brown County Historical Society

Government, Agriculture Education

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. Provide information on the history of the area

Brown County Planning and Zoning

Government

Water planning

Technical assistance, financial support, connection to farm programs Education Donation of skills, other office assistance, use of meeting rooms, education programs

Cost share and conservation design assistance Located in watershed

Conservation project coordination, in-kind support, donations of skills, and use of meeting rooms Recreational opportunities

Farmers Cooperative of Hanska

Non-Profit Agriculture, Cooperative

FFA - Comfrey High School

Non-profit, Youth

FFA - New Ulm Senior High School

Recreational opportunities Donation of technical skills, access to MN River and allow tour or share information about conservation projects installed on property Education, access to river, conservation projects to use as examples, recreational activities, and educational programs

Southern MN (Blue Earth, Nicollet, Brown, Watonwan counties) Blue Earth and Nicollet counties and the communities immediately adjacent 1961 Premier Drive

Kasota Prairie

P.O. Box 3544

Mankato area Statewide

North Mankato Campus 401 McKinzie Street South

Minnesota River Middle MN River Watershed and Statewide

Blue Earth, Brown, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Renville, Sibley counties and more

Regional Office

Suite 3

Blue Earth

1920 Lee Boulevard

121 Saint Andrews Ct, Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

Mankato

56001 Blue Earth

1020 Summit Ave

http://www.theprairieenthusiasts.org

http://www.greatermankato.com/regional-alliance

[email protected]

(507) 387-2968

http://www.unimin.com/community-involvement.cfm

Also located in Le Sueur and Kasota, St. Peter, Have annual community action plan. Participate in the community through donations and volunteerism, by sponsorship of youth programs and community events

www.xcelenergy.com

Power company

56073 Brown

Ted Marti

(507) 354-5528

[email protected]

http://www.schellsbrewery.com/

Sleepy Eye

56085 Brown

Rick Mages

(507) 794-7391

[email protected]

http://www.mnlegion.org/

Blue Earth, 56001 Regional

Brown

Sleepy Eye New Ulm

56085 Brown 56073 Brown

Bruce Lammers, County Executive Director Bob Burgess, Director

(507) 794-7997 Ext. 2 (507) 233-2616

[email protected]  [email protected]

http://www.fsa.usda.gov http://www.browncountyhistorymn.org/

New Ulm

56073 Brown

John Knisley, Water Planner

(507) 233-6641

[email protected]

www.co.brown.mn.us/planning-and-zoning-documents Will be working with MPCA on WRAPs

Sleepy Eye Evan

56085 Brown 56266 Brown

Douglas Goodrich, District Manager Dan Alt, Clerk

(507) 794-2553 (507) 794-4583

[email protected] [email protected]

http://brownswcdmn.org/

City of Hanska

P.O. Box 91

Hanska

56041 Brown

Kathy Grothem, Clerk

(507) 439-6246

[email protected]

http://www.cityofhanska.com/

122 South Garden Street

New Ulm

56073 Brown

Tom Schmitz, Director

(507) 359-8339

[email protected]

www.ci.new-ulm.mn.us

P.O. Box 488

New Ulm

56073 Brown

Scott Sparlin

(507) 276-2280

[email protected]

http://www.ccmnriver.org/

P.O. Box 6

Hanska

56041 Brown

Jim Jore, General Manager

(507) 439-6244

Education, potential volunteers

Comfrey and surrounding area

305 Ochre Street West

Comfrey

56019 Brown

Non-profit, Youth

Agricultural cooperative serving the grain, agronomy, feed and energy customer. Dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Education, potential volunteers

New Ulm area

414 South Payne Street

New Ulm

56073 Brown

Jeff Fredin, Advisor Thomas Chute, Advisor Jeffrey Nelson, Advisor Scott Stuckey, Advisor

(507) 359-8431

Izaak Walton League New Ulm Chapter 79

Sports & Recreation

Conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water, and other natural resources

Volunteers

New Ulm area

P.O. Box 231

New Ulm

56073 Brown

Pat Dietz, President

Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site

27160 County Road 2

Comfrey

56091 Brown

New Ulm area

P.O. Box 222

New Ulm

56073 Brown

Lions Club- New Ulm

Service club

Historic Native American site located in Little Cottonwood River Watershed Recreational opportunities, education, tour To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service and to build better communities (one of Kiwanis values) Volunteers To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. Volunteers, financial

Southwest MN

Kiwanis Club of New Ulm

Park Service club, Nonprofit

New Ulm area

P.O. Box 23

New Ulm

56073 Brown

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Supports CCMR/MN River Watershed Alliance conferences

(507) 794-7993

Southwest MN MN River Watershed with focus on Middle MN River Watershed Hanska, New Ulm and surrounding area

Affiliate of Greater Mankato Growth Participates in management of the Prairie for public recreational, scientific and educational use, with Unimin Minnesota corporation, which owns the property

New Ulm

113 1st Ave. S.

P.O. Box 9

[email protected]

[email protected]

Brown County

300 2nd Ave SW 135 East St

Pheasants Forever staff housed at the SWCD office

(507) 354-2457 (507) 354-4016

Sleepy Eye and surrounding area

Brown County area City of Evan

http://www.blueearthswcd.org

Tony Miller

Schells Park

15 S State St

[email protected]

56073 Brown 56073 Brown

P.O. Box 455

Brown County

Very interested in working with the community, one of its sites is at the Y of the Minnesota and the Cottonwood Rivers

[email protected]

RRAT c/o Tony Miller 13 S Minnesota St

P.O. Box 447

(507) 386-2130

Also host the MN River Basin Data Center . Dr. Fischer is on sabbatical until Fall 2015. Others at the center can help in his http://cset.mnsu.edu/wrc/ absence. http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/mn/hom e/

http://omgmidwest.com

(507) 385-6640

Todd Kramasz

https://orgsync.com/80783/chapter https://www.facebook.com/mnsuafs

(800) 245-2377

New Ulm and surrounding area New Ulm and surrounding area New Ulm and surrounding area, statewide

1229 Cedar St. NE 2 North Broadway

Leading WRAPs effort for Middle MN River

Jean Krause, grants (Metro office)

1700 N. Minnesota St. P.O. Box 95 New Ulm New Ulm

Brown County Brown County

Offers education programs for school groups and other organizations

Showing our commitment through corporate sponsorship of community events and financial contributions to charities, civic organizations, educational programs and community/economic development initiatives; and Actively promoting volunteer service www.centerpointenergy.com http://www.centerpointenergy.com/community/charita among our employees/retirees and demonstrating as a team that we make a difference. blecontributions/MN/ Work with New Ulm Area Sport Fisherman, interested in working with other groups. Experienced at organizing clean up events. Leave message for Tony

Mankato

2400 N Riverfront Dr

Notes

http://msumankatostudentlife.orgsync.com/org/fieldec ologyclub65964

Ryan Braulick, District Conservationist

1160 Victory Drive

B.B. Remmele, American Legion Post 7

Coalition for a Clean Minnesota River (CCMR)

[email protected]

56001 Blue Earth

Blue Earth County

Located on the Cottonwood River Financial Committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. Recreational opportunities Minnesota 4-H youth development offers age appropriate, hands-on learning via short- and long-term projects and activities including volunteering, civic engagement, community service, and camping. Education

Located in watershed

(507) 625-7138

Mankato

Conservation project coordination

Business

Recreation and natural resources We encourage and support the broadest diversity of citizens possible, building effective networks and bridges among unusual allies to reach our goals. We work at the state and national level to develop public policy to improve the river.

Amy Kolb, Executive Officer

[email protected]

At CenterPoint Energy, we believe we have a responsibility to invest in the communities we serve. Through our outreach efforts, we lend support to educational, civic, social and environmental initiatives that enhance the quality of life for our customers and the community as a whole. Financial support, volunteers

Government

http://www.pca.state.mn.us/

(507) 389-5690

Mineral mining along the river, have restored native communities along the river Xcel Energy is focused on building a clean energy future while continuing to provide the safe, reliable and affordable energy services our customers expect

Park

[email protected]

Dr. Shannon Fischer, Director of WRC

Business

City of New Ulm Park & Recreation

(507) 389-5977

56001 Blue Earth

184 Trafton Science Center South

Business

City of Hanska

Bryan Spindler

Mankato

Conservation project coordination technical assistance and education Mankato area

Xcel Energy

Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District Government City of Evan Government

http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us

[email protected] (Nathaniel)

Unimin Corporation

Business

www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/minneopa

[email protected]

Nathaniel Lederman, President

Located in watershed area

August Schell Brewing Company

[email protected]

56001 Blue Earth

Alliance

Volunteer work, especially clean ups on the MN River and its tributaries Veterans organization, located in the watershed

(507) 389-5464 (507) 344-2821

Mankato

Non-profit

Business Non-profit

Todd Dailey, Assistant Park Manager Chris Hughes, Board Conservationist

Mankato area

Regional Economic Development Alliance

3M New Ulm River Restoration Action Team (RRAT) American Legion Post 132

Website http://www.hickorytech.net/~mrbscr/index.htm

Access to students

Prairie Enthusiasts

CenterPoint Energy

Email [email protected]

Chad Wittkop, Advisor

Provide a forum for members and other like minded individuals to preserve, restore, expand, maintain and enhance native prairie remnants and oak savannas Education

Non-profit Citizen's group, South Central College Environmental Action Group Education Superior Concrete Business

Mankato Area

Phone (507) 388-7023

56001 Blue Earth

Pheasants Forever

Save the Kasota Prairie Inc

MPCA SE Region, Middle MN River Watershed Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley and Watonwan counties

Contact Mark Bosacker, Vice President

Mankato

Business

Save the Kasota Prairie is a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to preserving one of the countries last native prairie land which is on the terraces abutting the MN River Student group created to discuss and act on environmental issues affecting the school and students locally, nationally and globally Located in watershed area

Blue Earth

Mankato Area

Sports & Recreation, Non-profit

Government

City

Access to students

OMG Midwest Southern MN Construction

Education

Address 2

[email protected] [email protected]

Promote professional and educational development in the field of fisheries and aquatic sciences as well as increase the student involvement in all levels of the Society. The mission of the Water Resources Center is to: gather, interpret, and distribute data of environmental significance to help citizens enhance the quality of regional lakes, rivers, wetlands, and groundwater. Helping people help the land by providing products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources The leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete, and construction and paving services in the United States with 1,200 locations nationwide, several located in the watershed Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.

Minnesota State University Mankato Water Resource Center Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office

Address

Zip Code County

Resources

To work to create and maintain favorable conditions for outdoor activity Provide recreational opportunities, oak savannah and prairie, overlooks Minnesota River Valley Water quality improvement and protection through monitoring and assessment, implementation, civic engagement.

Minnesota State University Mankato Geology Club Minnesota State University Mankato Subunit of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Education, Student Society Group

Geographic area of interest

Mission/Interest in MN River

Will be working with MPCA on WRAPs

http://www.hanskaco.com/

(507) 877-3491

http://www.comfreyps.new.rschooltoday.com/

http://www.mnffa.org

(507) 794-3317

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

(507) 628-5591

[email protected]

http://jefferspetroglyphs.com/

(507) 354-5435

[email protected]

http://www.LionsClubOfNewUlm.org

https://sites.google.com/site/newulm79chapter/home

Also operate a shooting range Virgin native and Restored prairie on site, operated by the MN Historical Society Meets at

Terry Dempsey, President

The Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory: Creating Connections (Sorted by County) Organization

Organization Type

Mission/Interest in MN River

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Government

Morgan Creek Vineyards MVTL Laboratories Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office

Business Business Government

The mission of Martin Luther College is to train a corps of Christian witnesses who are qualified to meet the ministry needs of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) and who are competent to proclaim the Word of God faithfully and in accord with the Lutheran Confessions in the Book of Concord. BWSR is the state soil and water conservation agency, and it administers programs that prevent sediment and nutrients from entering our lakes, rivers, and streams; enhance fish and wildlife habitat; and protect wetlands.  Work with all partners and landowners for improving land practices that can provide better water quality and fish & wildlife habitat in the MN River Basin, making it a high quality destination. Morgan Creek Vineyards, regional leader in the Minnesota Farm Winery Industry produces distinctive national award winning fine wines using environmentally and socially sustainable, agricultural business practices since 1993 Environmental, agricultural, food science and energy technology testing services. Helping people help the land by providing products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources

New Ulm Area Foundation

Non-profit

New Ulm Area Sport Fishermen New Ulm Chamber of Commerce

Sports & Recreation Government

New Ulm Economic Development Corporation

Non-profit

New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club

Agriculture

New Ulm Jaycees

Service club

New Ulm Rotary Club New Ulm Women of Today

Service club Service club

Optimist Club of New Ulm

Service club

Pheasants Forever

Sports & Recreation, Non-profit

To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. Rotary is an international humanitarian service organization where business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and resources to help others in their local communities and throughout the world. Focuses on community service, personal growth, and building friendships To foster an optimistic way of life, through a network of optimists, dedicated to the full development of their potential in order to provide ever-expanding service to youth, the community and the world. Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.

Putting Green, Inc.

Non-profit

To educate and inspire people to make informed choices for a healthy planet. Located on the MN River.

Martin Luther College

Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources

Education

Government

Government

Government

FFA - Lakeview High School

Non-profit, Youth

Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance (GBERBA) Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office American Legion Club Post 207 American Legion Post 108

Joint Powers Organization Government Citizen’s Group Citizen’s Group

Caribou Gun Club - Hunting Preserve

Sports & Recreation

[email protected]

https://mlc-wels.edu/

Professor Tacke is the Chair of the Math/Science Department

(507) 359-6091 (507) 359-6077

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/contact/index.html

(507) 359-6047 (507) 359-6034

[email protected] [email protected]

www.dnr.state.mn.us/waters

George and Paula Marti, Owners

(507) 947-3547 (507) 354-8517

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

http://www.morgancreekvineyards.com/ http://www.mvtl.com/ Corporate headquarters http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/mn/hom e/

[email protected]

http://newulmareafoundation.org/

Adam Beilke, Board Conservationist Mark Hiles, Board Conservationist Jack Lauer, Southern Regional Fisheries Manager Cathi Fouchi, Regional Planner

56085 Brown

Jennifer Hahn, District Conservationist

56073 Brown

Nancy Quam, Administrator

(507) 794-4491 (507) 354-3337 (612) 961-2599

The club works to protect, clean, and give access to area waters through conservation projects as well as working with state and local government agencies. Located in watershed

recreational opportunities

New Ulm area New Ulm

P.O. Box 294 1 North Minnesota St.

P.O. Box 384

New Ulm New Ulm

56073 Brown 56073 Brown

Jason Kuester, Board President Audra Shaneman, President

(507) 233-4300

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.newulmsportfish.org www.newulm.com

New Ulm

1 North Minnesota St.

P.O. Box 384

New Ulm

56073 Brown

(507) 233-4305

[email protected]

http://www.newulmedc.com/

New Ulm and surrounding area

P.O. Box 372

New Ulm

56073 Brown

(507)-359-2703

[email protected]

http://www.farmcityhubclub.net/

Volunteers

New Ulm area

P.O. Box 331

New Ulm

56073 Brown

(507) 354-7867

Volunteers, access to business professionals Volunteers, financial support

New Ulm area New Ulm area

P.O. Box 296 P.O. Box 86

New Ulm New Ulm

56073 Brown 56073 Brown

(507) 359-2034

Volunteers, financial support

New Ulm area

P.O. Box 301

New Ulm

56073 Brown

Education, Community Events

Act as a catalyst for promotion of the economic well being of New Ulm by stimulating local business retention and expansion; by attracting new businesses; and by assuring a favorable economic climate for new ideas and economic growth. Promoting Agriculture & Agri-business, fostering the relationship between rural and urban community members Access to farmers and agri-business

Conservation and creating, preserving and restoring habitat that benefits pheasants, quail and other wildlife. Purchase lands for habitat and support other wildlife projects, Located in watershed Minnesota 4-H youth development offers age appropriate, hands-on learning via short- and long-term projects and activities including volunteering, civic engagement, community service, and camping. To help maintain a better environment for future generations, to encourage the wise use of our top soil and water through programs and education. Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. To help maintain a better environment for future generations, to encourage the wise use of our top soil and water through programs and education. Lakeview FFA will strive to advance leadership and career skills through recruitment of new members, cooperation of active members, and enhanced activities for all members. The Lakeview FFA is involved in Public Speaking, Agronomy, Forestry, Poultry Evaluation, Livestock Evaluation, Nursery and Landscaping, Small Engines, Welding, and Electricity. To lead in the implementation and promotion of economically viable watershed activities through the combined efforts of local partners and the Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance. Helping people help the land by providing products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources Veterans group located in watershed area Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities The Caribou Gun Club serves the sporting public in part by maintaining the Caribou Hunting Preserve, 28 hunting fields spread over 700 acres of varying terrain from Big Blue Stem to Sorghum to Prairie Grasses.

Business Lake Association

This association is the voice of and advocate for lakeshore owners on Lake Washington.

Le Sueur County Environmental Services

Government

The Environmental Services staff is responsible for the planning, administration and enforcement of the Le Sueur County Zoning Ordinances, the Water Plan, Clean Water Partnerships, Feedlots, Solid Waste, and Septic Programs.

Business, Agriculture

Mark Tacke, Professor of Science

New Ulm

Lake Washington Club Incorporated

Genesis Coop

56073 Brown

Notes

Sleepy Eye

Lake Washington Improvement Association

Government Government

New Ulm

Website

P.O. Box 201

Fishing, boating, canoeing, water skiing, swimming and camping are favorite summer pastimes, and the Cleveland vicinity offers these activities and more for every member of the family.  There are lakes, fishing areas, local tennis courts, three golf courses within a fifteenminute drive and many local historical sites to visit. Located in the watershed Genesis provides expertise to serve farm and consumer clients. Source of farm and consumer products, service and information in southern Minnesota.  The Lake Washington Club is a non-profit membership organization located on the southeastern shore of Lake Washington near the communities of Madison Lake and Mankato in southern Minnesota.

City of Cleveland City of Kasota

56073 Brown

Email

1229 Cedar St NE

Located in the watershed

Government, Agriculture

Donation of technical skills, education

New Ulm

Phone (507) 354-8221 Main (507) 354-8221 ext 253 M. Tacke

New Ulm

Sports & Recreation

Cottonwood County Farm Service Agency Cottonwood County Soil and Water Conservation District

261 Highway 15 South

56073 Brown

Contact

Financial support

Sleepy Eye Sportsman's club

Cottonwood County Environmental Department

New Ulm area

DNR Region 4, includes Middle MN River Watershed 261 Hwy 15 South

Zip Code County

Philanthropic organization, raising funds and returning grants to the community

Service organization located in the watershed

Cottonwood County 4-H

New Ulm

1995 Luther Court

Conservation project coordination

City

56073 Brown 56073 Brown

Service club

Education, Student Group

Address 2

New Ulm New Ulm

Sleepy Eye Lions Club

Non-profit Government

New Ulm and surround area

Address

23707 County Road 101 1126 North Front Street

River Region Cooperative Sioux Valley Gun Club

Sleepy Eye VFW Post 800 Isaacs-Radl Post City of Jeffers

Access to students

Geographic area of interest

New Ulm area Statewide Conservation project coordination, technical assistance, financial support, education New Ulm area

River Ranger Program mission to lead youth in outdoor/environmental activities. Citizen's group, Regional River History Center provides a collection site for area river history displays with Education, Non-profit, emphasis on natural history. Provides a hands-on experience for visitors with emphasis on Sports & recreation educational awareness. Home site for River Ranger Program. Agriculture, Cooperative Agricultural cooperative serving the grain, agronomy, feed and energy customer. Sports & Recreation Located in the watershed

River Rangers Regional River History & Information Center

Resources

Donations of skills, conservation projects to use as examples, recreational opportunities, educational programs

Potential volunteers

Minnesota River Basin

522 N Franklin St

Brown County New Ulm and surrounding area

27875 County Rd 27 214 21st St North

http://www.optimistclub-nu.com/

Dan Braulick, President

(507) 794-2315

[email protected]

http://browncounty.pheasantsforever.org/

56073 Brown

Tracie Branich, Executive Director

(507) 354-7888

[email protected]

New Ulm

56073 Brown

Ron Bolduan

(507) 766-5770

[email protected]

http://www.experiencenature.com/

Sleepy Eye New Ulm

56085 Brown 56073 Brown

Kevin Subart, General Manager

[email protected]

http://www.riverregioncoop.com/

Ron Petersen Russ Sorenson Joe Windschitl Sam Domeier

(507) 794-3031 (507) 354-4728 (507) 794-2415 (507) 794-7549 (507) 794-4381 (507) 794-2360

56085 Brown 56145 Cottonwood

Ralph Grundmeyer Sharen Goeman, Clerk

(507) 794-7476 (507) 794-7391 (507) 628-4242

[email protected]

Windom

56101 Cottonwood

Crystal Reith, County 4-H Program Coordinator

(507) 831-4022

[email protected]

New Ulm

P.O. Box 429

Sleepy Eye and surrounding area City of Jeffers

Brown 20870 State Highway 4

Sleepy Eye

109 1st Ave South Box 127

Education

Cottonwood County

N71 County Office Bldg.

Sleepy Eye Jeffers Ste 1/ 41385 US Highway 71

56085 Brown

Conservation project coordination

Cottonwood County

339 9th Street

Windom

56101 Cottonwood

Technical assistance, financial support, connection to farm programs

Cottonwood County

339 9th Street

Windom

56010 Cottonwood

Conservation project coordination

Cottonwood County

339 9th Street

Windom

Education, potential volunteers

Cottonwood County

875 Barstad Rd

Conservation projects

Greater Blue Earth River Basin

Conservation project coordination Fund raising

56101 Cottonwood

(507) 831-1153 Ext. 3

Cottonwood

56229 Cottonwood

Abbie Westby, Advisor

(507) 423-5164

339 9th Street

Windom

56101 Cottonwood

Kay (Clark) Gross, Administrative Coordinator David Bucklin, District Technician (507) 831-1153 Ext. 3

Cottonwood County Cleveland area Le Center area

339 9th Street 319 Broadway St 97 S Park Ave.

Windom Cleveland Le Center

56101 Cottonwood 56017 Le Sueur 56057 Le Sueur

Recreational opportunities

Le Sueur County area

30649 380th Street

Le Sueur

56058 Le Sueur

Randy Voss, Owner Earl Voss, Owner

Recreational opportunities Recreational opportunities

City of Cleveland City of Kasota

205 4th Street 200 North Webster Street

Cleveland Kasota

56017 Le Sueur 56050 Le Sueur

Richard Walter, Mayor Sheila LeRoss, City clerk

Donations/sponsorship, farmer education

Minnesota River Basin

901 N. 4th Street

Le Sueur

56058 Le Sueur

Recreational opportunities

Lake Washington

4424 Washington Blvd.

Madison Lake

Lake Washington

P.O. Box 3162

Mankato

Le Sueur County

Le Sueur County Environmental Services

Le Center

Conservation project coordination, in-kind support, donation of skills, recreational opportunities, educational programs, and possible financial support

88 South Park Ave

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(507) 831-1550 Ext. 2 

Conservation and creating, preserving and restoring habitat that benefits pheasants, quail and other wildlife. Purchase lands for habitat and support other wildlife projects Environmental Learning Center. Focus on sustainability. Mini golf with environmental theme. Trails along the MN River. Meeting area for 60 (Geodesic dome) available for small fee

Interested in working with other groups. Affiliated with CCMR

Trap shooting range

Jared Morrill, Planning and Zoning Technician (507) 831-1153 Ext. 102 [email protected] Linda Stuckenbroker, County Executive Director Kay (Clark) Gross, District Administrator David Bucklin, District Technician

P.O. Box 309

http://www.mnwt.org/organization/chapters.html

[email protected]

Sleepy Eye and surrounding area Sleepy Eye and surrounding area

Financial, education Recreational opportunities

P.O. Box 91

[email protected]

(507) 276-2356

Brown

Formed in 1974 by a group of agribusiness owners. They support 4H, FFA and raise funds for scholarships. No website or email available

Susan Fix, President

Donation of technical skills, financial support, land conservation, recreational opportunities, education

Brown County Brown County and Surrounding Education programs, Recreational opportunities, River counties, Mini golf- open to the public access, conservation practices

John Luepke, President

Also organize and participate in events such as Community Clean ups for Water Quality and Riverbank protection and access project at Riverside Park

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

http://www.jeffers.us.com/ http://www3.extension.umn.edu/county/cottonwood/4h http://www.co.cottonwood.mn.us/countydepartments/environmental/

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/ http://www.cottonwoodswcd.org

Will be working with MPCA on WRAPs

http://www.lakeview2167.com/site/default.aspx?Page ID=1

(507) 831-1153 Ext. 109 [email protected] (507) 931-1837 (507) 357-4787

May be including some of Middle MN in their work, partner with the 10 counties in the joint powers organization http://www.gberba.org/ http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/mn/hom e/ No email or website No email or website

(507) 665-3796

[email protected]

http://www.caribougunclub.com

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.clevelandmn.govoffice2.com/ http://www.kasotamn.govoffice2.com/

Joe Spinler, General Manager

(507) 931-6380 (507) 931-3290 (507) 665-6270 Ext. 1005

[email protected]

http://www.genesis.coop

City clerk is only contact information available Interested in being involved depending on the type of project or event.

56063 Le Sueur

Harlan Bloomer, Treasurer

(507) 243-3043

[email protected]

http://www.lakewashingtonclub.com/

Membership based

56001 Le Sueur

Pam Olson, President of Board of Directors

(507) 327-4111

Email through website

http://www.lakewashingtonmn.com

56057 Le Sueur

Vacant, Environmental Resources Specialist Kathy Brockway, Department Head

(507) 357-8540 ERS (507) 357-2251 main

vacant [email protected]

http://www.co.lesueur.mn.us/departments/environmental_services/index .php Will be working with MPCA on WRAPs

Kelly Heather Pfarr, District Conservationist

[email protected] [email protected]

The Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory: Creating Connections (Sorted by County) Organization

Organization Type

Address

Le Sueur County

181 West Minnesota Street

Le Center

56057 Le Sueur

Le Sueur County Le Sueur County

181 West Minnesota Street 14298 State Hwy 21

Le Center Montgomery

Conservation project coordination

Le Sueur County

181 West Minnesota Street

Le Center

Donation of technical skills, financial support, land conservation, recreational opportunities Recreational opportunities Recreational opportunities

Le Sueur County Southwest MN Kasota area

37699 Hunting Preserve Lane 550 West Cherry Street

Le Center Kasota

Resources Technical assistance, financial support, connection to farm programs Donation of technical skills, education, financial support Recreational opportunities

Address 2

City

Zip Code County

Contact

Phone

Email

Gary R. Kunz, Executive Director Roger Ruhland, District Manager Michael Schultz, District Technician Steven Pagel

(507) 357-6858 Ext. 112  [email protected]  [email protected] (507) 357-4879 Ext. 3 [email protected] (507) 357-2322

http://www.fsa.usda.gov

56057 Le Sueur 56069 Le Sueur 56057 Le Sueur

Steve Breaker, District Conservationist

(507) 357-4908

[email protected]

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov

Le Sueur 56057 Le Sueur 56050 Le Sueur Le Sueur County and surrounding area

Ken Mader, President Jeff Traxler

(507) 661-4841 (507) 357-6940 (507) 931-4867

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

http://www.traxlers.com/ http://www.vantagepointrange.com/

Pheasants Forever Traxler's Hunting Preserve Vantage Point Shooting Range

Sports & Recreation, Non-profit Sports & Recreation Sports & Recreation

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. The assist landowners in control of wind and water erosion, pollution of lakes and streams, and damage to wetlands and wildlife habitats Montgomery area Sportsman's Club Helping people help the land by providing products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs. Located in the watershed Located in the watershed

Le Sueur County Cattlemen

Agriculture

Represent cattlemen in the area

Access to farmers

Le Sueur County and surrounding area

Alumacraft Boats

Business

Potential financial, volunteers

Nationwide

315 W. Saint Julien St. 

St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

Kent Thostenson, Marketing Manager

(507) 934-4138

[email protected]

City of Courtland

Government

Manufacture boats, located in watershed We envision Courtland as a city with managed growth that offers a high quality of life for individuals, families, and businesses at an affordable cost.

Recreational opportunities

City of Courtland

300 Railroad St.

Courtland

56021 Nicollet

(507) 354-7055 (507) 232-3474 (507) 232-3471

[email protected]

Le Sueur County Farm Service Agency Le Sueur County Soil and Water Conservation District Montgomery Sportsman's Club Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office

Government, Agriculture

Geographic area of interest

Mission/Interest in MN River

Government Sports & Recreation Government

Website

http://www.lesueurswcd.org/

Notes

Will be working with MPCA on WRAPs

Tom Helftler, Treasurer May donate clothing, fishing rods

City of Nicollet

Government

Located in the watershed

Recreational opportunities

City of Nicollet

401 Pine Street

P.O. Box 547

Nicollet

56074 Nicollet

Julie Holm Vanessa Drill, City Clerk Gary Johnson, Maintenance Supervisor

[email protected]

http://nicollet.org/

City of North Mankato City of St. Peter

Government Government

Recreational opportunities Recreational opportunities

City of North Mankato City of St. Peter

1001 Belgrade Avenue 227 South Front Street

P.O. Box 2055

North Mankato St. Peter

56002 Nicollet 56082 Nicollet

Derek Tostenson, Storm Water Management Todd Mettler, Park Superintendent Todd Prafke, City Administrator

(507) 625-4141 (507) 625-9189 (507) 934-0663

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

http://www.northmankato.com/ http://www.saintpetermn.gov/

FFA - Nicollet High School

Non-profit, Youth

Education, potential volunteers

Nicollet County

1 Pine Street

P.O. Box 108

Nicollet

56074 Nicollet

Patrick Kearney, Advisor

(507) 232-3411 Ext. 4119

[email protected]

http://www.isd191.org/

Fort Ridgely State Park

Park, Government Citizen's group, nonprofit

Located in the watershed Located in the watershed Dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Fort Ridgely Sate Park is situated at the historic site of U.S. - Dakota Conflict of 1862. The park offers a variety of recreational options for all times of year.

Recreational opportunities, education

Fort Ridgely State Park

72158 County Road 30

Fairfax

55332 Nicollet

(507) 426-7840

[email protected]

Support activities and programs in Fort Ridgely State Park

Education, potential volunteers

Fort Ridgely State Park

P.O. Box 292

Fairfax

55332 Nicollet

John Fritsche, President

(507) 354-4387

www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/fort_ridgely www.parksandtrails.org/community_partners/friends_f ort ridgely More focused on the military history

56082 Nicollet

James Dontje, Director Johnson Ctr. for Env. Innovation Jeff Jermiason, Chemistry Laura Triplett, Geology Julie Bartley, Geography Jeff La Frenierre, Geology (GIS) Joel Carlin, Biology (Aquatic Biology) Cindy Johnson, Biology (Botany)

(507) 933-7206 (Jim) (507)-933-6235 (Jeff) (507)-933-7442 (Laura) (507)-933-7507 (Julie) (507)-933-6332 (Jeff) (507)-933-6305 (Joel) (507)-933-7043 (Cindy)

Friends of Fort Ridgely

Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation

800 West College Avenue

St. Peter

St. Peter and surrounding area

Gustavus Adolphus College

800 West College Avenue

St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

Bob Douglas, Geography Professor Emeritus

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] (Tia) [email protected] (Daniel) (507) 933-7206 (Jim D.) [email protected] (Jim)

Lafayette Area Middle MN River and southern 1/2 of MN

37942 571st Ave.

Lafayette

56054 Nicollet

Joe Maidl, Owner

(507) 228-8743

North Mankato

56003 Nicollet

Spencer Herbert

(507) 327-0266

[email protected]

www.mda.state.mn.us

Conservation project coordination Possible financial support

Nicollet County Nicollet area

424 S Minnesota Ave 715 3rd Street

St. Peter Nicollet

56082 Nicollet 56074 Nicollet

April Sullivan, District Conservationist Eugene Retka, Commander

(507) 237-5435 Ext. 3 (507) 225-3850

[email protected]

http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=pa ge/ServiceCenterSummary&stateCode=27&cnty=103 http://www.nicolletamericanlegion.com/

Sponsor events, networking opportunities Financial support

Nicollet area Nicollet County

46045 471st Lane

Nicollet

Nicollet 56074 Nicollet

Alesia Slater, President Jason (Skip) Hoffman, President of Board

(507) 232-3250 (507) 232-3366

Email through website Email through website

www.Nicollet.org http://nicolletconservationclub.com/

(507) 934-7828 (507) 931-3310

[email protected] [email protected] 

http://www3.extension.umn.edu/county/nicollet www.nicolletcountybank.com/

Education

Supports environmental sustainability on the Gustavus Adolphus campus and in the surrounding communities while equipping students to continue that work in their lives beyond Gustavus

Gustavus Greens

Student Group

The Gustavus Greens is an on-campus organization promoting environmental sustainability and awareness at Gustavus Adolphus College

Joe Maidl Farms Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Agriculture Government, Agriculture

Practices modern farming technology Conservation project examples Evaluate various water quality and land use aspects within MN River Watershed, specifically those with agricultural land use or history Technical assistance

Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office Nicollet American Legion Post 510

Government Citizen’s Group

Gustavus Adolphus College

Nicollet Chamber of Commerce Nicollet Conservation Club

Government Sports & Recreation

Nicollet County 4-H Nicollet County Bank

Education, Student Group Business

Helping people help the land by providing products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources Located in the watershed The primary objective is the advancement of the economic and civic well-being of the entire greater Nicollet Area Support conservation issues Minnesota 4-H youth development offers age appropriate, hands-on learning via short- and long-term projects and activities including volunteering, civic engagement, community service, and camping. Community bank located in the watershed.

Nicollet County Environmental Services

Government

Education, access to students and faculty, potential volunteers, research

Access to students

St. Peter area

422 Belgrade Ave.

#110

P.O. Box 306

https://gustavus.edu/johnsoncenter/ http://orgs.gustavus.edu/greens/ https://gustavus.edu/studentorgs/organizations/22 http://www.mnfarmteam.com/meet-the-farm-team/

Nicollet County St. Peter

501 S Minnesota Ave 220 S 3rd St

St. Peter St. Peter

56082 Nicollet 56082 Nicollet

Katie Johnson, County 4-H Program Coordinator Lisa Gault

Nicollet County Environmental Services is responsible for the planning, implementation, and management of programs designed to protect the county’s various land and natural resources.  Conservation project coordination

Nicollet County

501 S. Minnesota Ave

St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

Mandy Landkamer, Director Amy Linnerooth, Water Planner

(507) 934-7074 (507) 934-7072

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.co.nicollet.mn.us/322/EnvironmentalServices

Nicollet County Farm Service Agency

Government, Agriculture

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.

Technical assistance, financial support, connection to farm programs

Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties

1160 Victory Drive

Mankato

56001 Nicollet

Cassie Buck, County Executive Director

(507) 345-4651 Ext. 2 

[email protected] 

http://www.fsa.usda.gov

Nicollet County Historical Society

Education

Offer educational paddling programs on MN River and Swan Lake

Education, recreational opportunities

Nicollet County

1851 N Minnesota Ave

St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

Alyssa Auten, Executive Director

(507) 934-2160

[email protected]

http://www.nchsmn.org/index.html

Nicollet Farmers Exchange Co.

Agriculture, Business

City of Nicollet and surrounding area 716 2nd Street

Nicollet

56074 Nicollet

Service club

Feed dealer in the watershed To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

Education

Nicollet Lions Club

Bob Willis, President

(507) 232-3664

Nicollet Soil and Water Conservation District

Government

Provide land and water conservation services to owners of private lands

North Star Archery Pheasants Forever

Sports & Recreation Sports & Recreation, Non-profit

River Ridge Gun Club, Inc.

Sports & Recreation

Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership

Non-profit

Society of Gustavus Geologists

Student Group

Archery range located in the watershed through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs. Offers outdoor entertainment for the hunting and shooting enthusiast. A place where friends greet, meet and renew their kinship with each other, the outdoors and the land. The Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership (SMCWP) was established in 2011 to effectively meld the economic needs of producers with protection of the unique natural resources of the watershed. The purpose of SoGG is to promote interest in the field of geology and supply educational and recreational activities for the general campus.

St. Peter Ambassadors, Inc.

Citizen’s Group, Service club

St. Peter Chamber of Commerce St. Peter City Council

Government Government

St. Peter Environmental Services/Public Works

Government

To encourage economic growth for the St. Peter community by hosting and supporting a variety of events which make St. Peter a better place to live, work and entertain. A leadership organization that fosters and promotes economic growth and quality of life through community cooperation. City Council for St. Peter Manage stormwater, water, wastewater, environmental services and streets in the City

Education Financial support

Possible financial support Nicollet area Conservation project coordination, financial support, inkind support, donations of skills, and use of meeting rooms Nicollet County Recreational opportunities Donation of technical skills, financial support, land conservation, recreational opportunities

Club property

Nicollet

St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

Steven E. Weber

(507) 931-2550 Ext. 3 (507) 934-5755

Nicollet

Tim Lokensgard Marty Barnett Les Zwach

(507) 431-1722

[email protected]

http://www.pheasantsforever.org/

(507) 359-5770

[email protected]

http://www.riverridgegunclub.com/

(507) 931-2550

[email protected] [email protected] (Mike) 507-933-7445 (Laura T.) [email protected] (Laura)

47028 547th Lane

Courtland

56021 Nicollet

424 S Minnesota Ave

St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

Access to students

St. Peter and surrounding area

Gustavus Adolphus College

800 West College Aven St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

Karen Galles, Coordinator Mike Dickens, President Laura Triplett, Faculty Advisor

Volunteers Information on City businesses, networking opportunities

St. Peter

P.O. Box 301

St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

Mark Leagjelf

(507) 931-3200

St. Peter St. Peter

101 South Front Street 327 West Broadway Avenue

St. Peter St. Peter

56082 Nicollet 56082 Nicollet

Ed Lee, Executive Director Susan Carlin, Councilor

(507) 934-3400 (507) 382-5162

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.stpeterchamber.com/ http://www.saintpetermn.gov/city-council

St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

Lewis Giesking, Director

(507) 934-0670

[email protected]

http://www.saintpetermn.gov/

St. Peter

Public Works Building

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Blue Earth- Nicollet County FSA Office Operates St. Peter Treaty Site History Center, work with DNR to offer paddling programs

http://www.nicolletswcd.org/ Will be working with MPCA on WRAPs http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/shooting_ranges/show_ran ge.html?name=North+Star+Archery Found on DNR website

Recreational opportunities Club property Tech assist, financial, community organizing around water resource issues, field days, education, partnership building Seven mile creek watershed

Education

450 members, clubhouse located on Swan Lake

http://www.nicollet.5m2lions.org/ [email protected] [email protected]

101 Brown Street

405 West St. Julien Street

Part of MN Farm Team- MN Corn Growers Assoc.

(507) 232-3482

424 S Minnesota Ave

Nicollet County

Faculty listed all have some connection, expertise or interest in the river or watershed. Many lead student trips to the river or bluffs. Students may be available for projects or research. Funding may be needed, especially for transportation.

Great River Greening Cooperative project, works out of Nicollet http://www.nicolletswcd.org/Seven_Mile_Creek.html SWCD office. Will be working with MPCA on WRAPs https://gustavus.edu/studentorgs/organizations/103

http://www.stpeterambassadors.com

Former staff for MRBJPB

The Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory: Creating Connections (Sorted by County) Organization

Organization Type

St. Peter Food Co-op and Deli 

Business

St. Peter Jaycees

Service club

St. Peter Kiwanis Club

Service club Citizen's group, Nonprofit

St. Peter League of Women Voters

St. Peter Lions Club

Service club

St. Peter Rotary Club St. Peter Tourism & Visitors Bureau

Service club Government Sports & Recreation, Citizen’s Group

Swan Lake Area Wildlife Association

AgQuest Financial Services, Inc. and AgQuest Insurance City of Morgan

Business, Agriculture Government

Mission/Interest in MN River

Information resource for our community on sustainable issues, especially related to food, water and health. Improving our community by participating and volunteering in local events. Performing community service projects in the St. Peter area to help serve children and the community. To have an educated electorate. In this case, that voters should have a knowledge of watershed issues.

To protect and grow the business relationship between the retailer and their producers. To ensure long-term viability and profitability for retailers in the markets they serve Located in watershed At Cedar Mountain FFA, we strive to provide a wide range of leadership development opportunities for members of all ages. Our FFA chapter offers a dynamic youth program that prepares our members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Non-profit, Youth

FFA - Redwood Valley High School Harvest Land Cooperative Corporate Office

Non-profit, Youth Agriculture, Cooperative

Lower Sioux Indian Community

Tribal

Morgan Lions Club Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office

Service club

Redwood Area Cattlemen

Agriculture

Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism

Government

Redwood Area Development Corporation

Non-profit

Redwood County Environmental Office

Non-profit

Redwood County Farm Service Agency

Government, Agriculture

Redwood Falls Lions Club

Service club

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.

Redwood Falls Rotary Club

Service club

Service above self. Redwood Falls Rotary Club supports the community through the hard work of its members on service projects as well as financial contributions where possible.

Redwood Falls Sportsman's Club

Sports & Recreation

Redwood Falls Women of Today

Agricultural cooperative serving the grain, agronomy, feed and energy customer. To ensure the health, welfare, and safety of tribal members while protecting and conserving the earth’s natural resources for today’s and future generations. To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. Helping people help the land by providing products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources

Geographic area of interest

Address

Address 2

City

Zip Code County

Contact

Phone

Donations, participation in community events

St. Peter and surrounding area

228 Mulberry Street St.

St. Peter

56082  Nicollet

Becca Haack, Education and Outreach Coordinator

(507) 934-4880 

Volunteers

St. Peter

P.O. Box 58

St. Peter

56802 Nicollet

Matt Spindler

(507) 317-8725

Volunteers

St. Peter St. Peter, North Mankato, and Mankato areas

35615 - 398th Lane

St. Peter

56802 Nicollet

Rich Helgeson, Secretary

(507) 382-3136

726 Grant Ave

North Mankato

56003 Nicollet

Lynn Solo, President

(507) 387-7666

St. Peter

P.O. Box 156

St. Peter

56802 Nicollet

Peggy Carlson

(507) 934-6944

St. Peter St. Peter Swan Lake and surrounding lakes and wetlands

St. Peter Rotary 101 S. Front Street

St. Peter St. Peter

56802 Nicollet 56082 Nicollet

Chad Salzwedel, President

(507) 327-4409 (800) 473-3404

St. Peter

56082 Nicollet

Willingness to co-sponsor educational events

The St. Peter Lions Club is a service organization of dedicated men and women who volunteer their time and talents to enrich and improve the greater St. Peter community. Volunteers Rotary is an international humanitarian service organization where business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and resources to help others in their local communities and throughout the world. Volunteers, access to business professionals Located in the watershed Habitat and Land acquisition projects in the Swan Lake area. Interested in protecting and improving the area for waterfowl and hunting opportunities Recreational opportunities

FFA - Cedar Mountain High School # 2754

Government

Resources

P.O. Box 85

709 N. 9th St.

Website

Email through web site

http://www.stpeterfood.coop/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Saint-PeterJaycees/114217101945741

[email protected]

www.lwvmn.org

[email protected]

http://www.stpeterrotary.org/ http://www.saintpetermn.gov/

Morgan Morgan

56266 Redwood 56266 Redwood

John Kleinschmidt, City Clerk

P.O. Box 188

Morgan

56266 Redwood

Steve Lammers, Advisor

(507) 249-5880 Ext. 113 [email protected]

http://www.cms.mntm.org/domain/5

100 George Ramseth Drive 

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Lisa Sackreiter, Advisor

(507) 644-8055

[email protected]

http://www.redwoodvalleyffa.org

Morgan

56266 Redwood

Fawn McNamara

(507) 249-3196

[email protected]

www.harvestland.com

56270 Redwood

Deb Dirlam, Environmental Office Director

(507) 697-8643

[email protected]

http://www.lowersioux.com/

Diane Nelson, Secretary-Treasurer

(507) 249-2063

David Voigt, District Conservationist/Tribal

(507) 637-2427

[email protected]

711 Front Street 119 Vernon Ave

P.O. Box 67 P.O. Box 278

Education, potential volunteers

Morgan area

Education, potential volunteers

Redwood Falls area

Financial support, scholarships

Middle MN River Watershed

711 Front Street

P.O. Box 278

Education

Tribal lands

P.O. Box 308

39527 Res Hwy 1

Volunteers, financial, meeting rooms

City of Morgan

Financial support, donation of skills

Redwood County Redwood, Brown and Renville Counties

1241 E Bridge Street

Suite C

Redwood Falls Area

200 S Mill Street

Redwood County

200 S Mill Street

Redwood County

P.O. Box 130

Technical assistance, financial support, connection to farm programs

Redwood County

Volunteers, financial support

Redwood Falls area

Volunteers, access to business professionals

Morton Morgan

Redwood

www.agquest.biz

56283 Redwood

[email protected]

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodAreaCattleme n

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Anne Johnson, Executive Director

(507) 637-2828

[email protected]

http://www.redwoodfalls.org/

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Julie Rath, Economic Development Specialist

(507) 637-4004

[email protected]

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Jon Mitchell, Director

(507) 637-4023

[email protected]

www.radc.org http://www.co.redwood.mn.us/county_departments/en vironmental office.htm

1241 E Bridge Street

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Kevin Beekman, Acting County Executive Director

(507) 637-5735 Ext. 2

[email protected] 

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/stateoffapp?mystate=mn &area=home&subject=landing&topic=landing

P.O. Box 458

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Redwood Falls area

P.O. Box 33

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Claire Meyers and Michael Van Keulen, copresidents

(507) 644-3511 (507) 641-6277 (NatalieH.);(507) 641-5587 (Robin-H) (507) 430-7761

P.O. Box 481

Locations in Morton, Morgan, and 3 other sites

Have a community building with meeting space for rent.

Redwood Falls

Redwood

Notes Education and outreach in the form of free classes on a wide variety of subjects, providing in-store fliers and brochures, coordinating demonstrations and events, participating in community activities, speaking engagements, and offering donations

https://www.facebook.com/stpeterlions/timeline?ref=p age_internal

(877) 626-7453 Financial Services (866) 259-3666 [email protected] Insurance [email protected] (507) 249-3455 [email protected]

Middle MN River Watershed Morgan

Represent cattlemen in the area Access to farmers To serve the interests of member businesses while providing community leadership to ensure the economic advancement of the Redwood Falls Area. Promotion of tourism and businesses Help members of the community and businesses succeed. Serving member communities with business recruitment and expansion, administrative services, technical assistance and grant services. Technical assistance In-kind support, donations of skills, and education Responsibilities include Ag/drainage, planning and zoning, and septic programs

Email

Meet at American Legion

http://www.rwfsportsmensclub.com/

Found on DNR website

Recreational opportunities

Redwood Falls area

P.O. Box 104

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Larry Weidell, Board Member

Service club

Volunteers, financial support

Redwood Falls area

P.O. Box 142

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Jenifer Manthei

Redwood Soil and Water Conservation District

Government

The mission of the Redwood Soil and Water Conservation District is to educate and assist the citizens of Redwood County to efficiently and economically manage the soil and water resources of the county, for present and future generations.

Financial support, in-kind support, donations of skills, access to river, use of meeting rooms, conservation projects to use as examples, recreational opportunities, and education programs Redwood County

1241 E Bridge Street

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Marilyn Bernhardson, District Administrator

(507) 637-2427 Ext. 3

Redwood Valley Volunteers-Muzzle loading Club

Sports & Recreation

Located in watershed

Recreational opportunities

Redwood Falls area

115 E Chestnut Street

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Gordon Kahnke

(507) 637-3779

Sports & Recreation

A vibrant, prosperous corridor stretching along the Minnesota River and across Redwood and Renville Counties that teems with economic, cultural and recreational opportunities because citizens repeatedly join hands to strengthen and share its unique assets.

Recreational opportunities

Southwest MN

200 S Mill Street

Redwood Falls

56283 Redwood

Mankato

56001 Regional

Melanie Olson

(507) 637-2828 (952) 997-1255 Apple Valley (507) 387-4174 Corporate general number

[email protected]

http://www.agstar.com

Grant application materials are posted on the web site between Oct 1 and Nov 30 for the following year. Grants up to $10,000 are available. Local sponsorships may also be available.

Marshall

56258 Regional

Dennis Potter, Brown County Delegate Norman Holmen, Cottonwood County Lon Walling, Redwood County Delegate

(507) 794-7740 (507) 877-3243 (507) 342-5621

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

http://www.area2.org/

Delegates from each County

Tatanka Bluffs Corridor, Inc.

Suite C

[email protected]

http://www.redwoodfallsrotaryclub.com/

Local gun and archery range The Redwood Falls Women of Today is a dynamic and diverse women's organization interested in the betterment of our community.

[email protected]

[email protected]

http://www.tatankabluffs.com/

AgStar Financial Services, ACA

Cooperative, Business

Enhancing life in agriculture and rural America

Financial support- General fund grant for rural Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, America (includes environmental and education focus), Nicollet, Sibley, Watonwan and other counties local sponsorships, possibly volunteers

Area II Minnesota River Basin Projects, Inc.

Non-profit

Assist member counties in engineering design, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, construction, and finance of flood control projects. Also involved in water management endeavors, river monitoring, and lake and wetland restoration projects

Donation of technical skills, financial support

Brown, Cottonwood, Redwood, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Pipestone, Yellow Medicine 1400 East Lyon Street

Boy Scouts of America, Great Bend District

Non-profit, Youth

It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law

Potential volunteers

Blue Earth, Le Sueur and part of Nicollet County

Regional

Paul Taylor, District Chair

(507) 381-1173

Email through web site

Boy Scouts of America, Sioux Trails District

Non-profit, Youth

It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law

Potential volunteers

Brown, Redwood, Renville, Sibley and part of Nicollet County

Regional

Fr. Andy Michels, District Chair

(507) 794-4171

Email through web site

Non-profit, Youth

It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law

Boy Scouts of America, Twin Valley Council

Potential volunteers

Central Minnesota Municipal Power Agency

Joint action agency

Clean Up the River Environment (CURE)

Non-profit

Through joint action, we will develop, implement and manage energy projects to enable costeffective, reliable and environmentally responsible energy resources for our members Energy planning The mission of CURE is to focus public awareness on the Minnesota River Watershed and to take action to restore and protect the river’s water quality, biological integrity and natural beauty for all generations. Conservation project coordination

Agriculture, Cooperative Citizen's group, Agriculture, Government, Tribal

A local full-service cooperative with 150 full-time employees serving the agronomy, energy, feed, and grain customer. Financial support To support locally-led projects that add value to farms while restoring aquatic habitat and native fish populations. Their aim is to keep profitability high and soil and nutrients on the Financial support, donation of technical skills, land. demonstration projects

Crystal Valley Cooperative Fishers and Farmers Partnership for the Upper Mississippi River Basin

15 Counties in S. MN

1921 Premier Drive

810 Madison Ave

South Central MN

459 South Grove St.

Minnesota River Watershed Blue Earth, Brown, LeSueur, Nicollet, and Watonwan counties and surrounding areas

117 South 1st Street

Upper Mississippi River Basin

P.O. Box 4249

Mankato

Blue Earth

56001 Regional

Paul Wilkinson, Council Executive

(507) 387-3123

56013 Regional

Steve Thompson, P.E., MBA, Chief Executive Officer

(507) 526-2193

Ariel Herrod, Water Program Coordinator

Montevideo

56265 Regional

P.O. Box 210

721 W. Humphrey

Lake Crystal

56055 Regional

La Crosse Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office

555 Lester Ave.

Onalaska, WI

54650 Regional

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Heidi Keuler, Project Coordinator; USFWS

http://www.redwoodswcd.org/ Will be working with MPCA on WRAPs http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/shooting_ranges/show_ran ge.html?name=Redwood+Valley+VolunteersMuzzle+loading+Club Found on DNR website, do not have their own website

[email protected]

http://www.twinvalleybsa.org/

http://www.twinvalleybsa.org/

http://www.twinvalleybsa.org/

(320) 269-2984

[email protected]

http://www.cureriver.org/

(507) 726-6455

Email through web site or staff directory on web site

http://www.crystalvalley.coop/

(608) 783-8417

[email protected]

http://www.fishersandfarmers.org/

Boy scouts participate in service projects

Boy scouts participate in service projects

Boy scouts participate in service projects

Support the Crystal Waters Project and Crystal Loon Recreation fundraising events Farmers is a partnership of the National Fish Habitat Partnership. Work is guided by the National Fish Habitat Board, Midwest Fish Habitat Partnerships, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff

The Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory: Creating Connections (Sorted by County) Organization

Organization Type

Friends of the Minnesota Valley

Non-profit, River Organization, Citizen's group Protect the natural resources of the Minnesota Valley

Girls Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys

Non-profit, Youth

Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance

Non-profit

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Government

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Mission/Interest in MN River

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Resources

Geographic area of interest

In-kind support (time, office functions such as copying or marketing), grant writing, project management MN River Basin

Address

Address 2

3815 American Boulevard East 

Bloomington

Phone

Email

Website

Notes The Friends’ programs are designed to build and engage a volunteer grassroots citizen network to advocate for local decisions that are compatible with our goal of achieving a healthy and sustainable Refuge and River.

55425 Regional

Ted Suss, Executive Director

(507) 828-3377

[email protected]

www.Friendsmnvalley.org

55107 Regional

Celina Martina, Director, Community Partnerships

(800) 845-0787

[email protected]

http://www.girlscoutsrv.org/

[email protected]

http://www.lakepepinlegacyalliance.org/

Not sure what location Celina is located or if she is the right contact. Serves 40,000 girls Interested in sediment reduction from MN river, has list of BMP projects in watershed, data

Slowing and reversing the current trend of sediment and nutrient flow to Lake Pepin Issue permits for work in public waters, assist with floodplain and shoreland management, issue water appropriation permits. 

Education, data

Southern Minnesota

P.O. Box 392

Red Wing

55066 Regional

Rylee Main, Project Manager

(630) 806-9909

Technical assistance

Middle MN River Watershed

Hutchinson Area Office

20596 Hwy 7

Hutchinson

55350 Regional

(320) 234-2550 Ext. 230 [email protected]

Government

Monitoring biological health and managing fisheries in the MN River Basin

Technical assistance, education

Hutchinson Area Fisheries Office

20596 Hwy 7

Hutchinson

55350 Regional

(320) 234-2550

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Government

Madelia

56062 Regional

Steve Kittelson, Wildlife Lake Specialist

(507) 642-8478 ext. 222 [email protected]

MNDNR, Ecological & Water Resources (EWR), Hutchinson Tony focuses work on the Minnesota River, willing to speak to www.mndnr.gov/areas/fisheries/hutchinson/index.html groups and work with other organizations http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/wildlife/shallowlakes/i MNDNR Shallow Lakes program ndex.html

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Government

Works with shallow lakes program and wildlife in the Middle MN River Watershed Technical assistance Issue permits for work in public waters, assist with floodplain and shoreland management, issue water appropriation permits. Hydrologic analysis of watershed to evaluate changes over time. Technical assistance

MN River Basin majority of Middle MN River Watershed, south central MN Little Cottonwood and Minneopa watersheds, hydrologic analysis of entire Middle MN watershed

Garry Bennett, Area hydrologist Tony Sindt, MN River Specialist Lee Sundmark, Area Supervisor

Mankato

56001 Regional

Scott Bohling, Area Hydrologist

(507) 389-2151

[email protected]

www.mndnr.gov/waters

Government

Provides technical assistance related to fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, connectivity, and healthy watershed management Technical assistance

Mankato

56401 Regional

Brooke Hacker, Regional Clean Water Legacy Specialist

(507) 389-6712

[email protected]

www.mndnr.gov/legacy

Government Government

Provides technical assistance related to fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, connectivity, and healthy watershed management Technical assistance Naturalist specializing in Minnesota River Basin outreach and outdoor education Education

Mankato Mankato

56001 Regional 56001 Regional

www.mndnr.gov/legacy www.mndnr.gov/state_parks

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Government

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Government

Regional nongame wildlife specialist Regional ecologist, native plant communities, habitat restoration, soil health on agricultural lands

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Government

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Government

Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter

Non-profit

Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway

Alliance

Management of Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), designated wildlife lakes (including Swan Lake), and statutory wildlife refuges. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency helps protect our water by monitoring its quality, setting standards and controlling what may go into it. Our mission is to provide leadership in promoting environmental awareness, education and advocacy action, especially relating to the wildlife and habitats of the Minnesota River Valley. Encourage economic development through the promotion, preservation, and protection of the intrinsic qualities of the Minnesota River Valley

Minnesota River Watershed Alliance

Non-profit

The Alliance is a network of citizens, public agencies and private organizations that communicate the benefits of an ecologically healthy Minnesota River Watershed to others and who actively work toward its improvement and protection

Minnesota Valley Trust

Non-profit

Minnesota West Community & Technical CollegeRedwood Falls Area Learning Center

To Expand the MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge and acquire land for waterfowl production areas Minnesota West Community & Technical College is dedicated to serving the varied educational needs of our diverse populations in affordable, accessible and supportive settings.

Technical assistance Donation of technical skills

Southwest MN

Education Education, help to seek funding

Minnesota River Valley All the counties and cities along the MN River

Education

Technical assistance, cooperative habitat projects Technical Assistance

1601 East Highway 12

New Ulm Convention & Visitors Bureau

1 North Minnesota Street 

56073 Regional

(507) 359-6033

[email protected]

56073 Regional

Megan Benage, Regional Ecologist

(507) 359-6079

[email protected]

www.mndnr.gov /ecological_assistance/index.html

MNDNR Ecological & Water Resources (EWR), New Ulm

56074 Regional

Joe Stangel, Area Wildlife Manager

(507) 225-3572

[email protected]

www.mndnr.gov

Nicollet Area Wildlife Office

56201 Regional

Forrest Peterson, Communications

(320) 441-6972

[email protected]

www.pca.state.mn.us

Working in MN River Basin

Greg Vurnes, President

(612) 205-3071

[email protected]

http://mrvac.org/

Kristi Fernholz , Coordinator

(888) 463-9856

[email protected]

http://www.mnrivervalley.com/

Krist is the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission Tourism Planner

Scott Sparlin Patrick Moore

(507) 276-2280 (877) 269-2873

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.watershedalliance.blogspot.com/

An informal alliance of MN river groups, held Minnesota River Congress meetings

Deborah Loon, Executive Director Michael Van Keulen, Center Director Rolf Mahlberg, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences (Worthington campus)

(612) 801-1935

Email through website

http://www.mnvalleytrust.org

(800) 658-2330 Main (507) 637-6007 Michael [email protected] 

www.mnwest.edu/

(507) 639-2311 

[email protected]

www.Nuwaycoop.com

Emilee Nelson, Regional Representative

(507) 430-8499

[email protected]

http://www.pheasantsforever.org/

Regional

Matt Christensen, Regional Representative

(320) 965-2423 office (320) 431-9245 cell

[email protected]

56258 Regional

Kerry Netzke, Executive Director Shawn Wohnoutka, Watershed Technician

(507)-532-1325

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.rcrca.com/

Will be participating in the WRAPs process

(507) 389-8885

[email protected]

http://www.rndc.org/

Can act as fiscal agent Pollinator habitat assistance, cost-share funds (at times), sediment reduction and nitrogen reductions, education outreach: 3rd crops, cover crops, pollinator habitat, buffers

Regional

Funds for land purchases

MN National Wildlife Refuge, Priority expansion areas are located in the valley of the Minnesota River, between Chaska and St. Peter 3815 East American Boulevard

Bloomington

Education Financial support- America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

Redwood County and surrounding area Blue Earth, Cottonwood and Wantonwan Counties

Pheasants Forever

Eastern Region: Le Sueur and Sibley counties 9900 45th Ave. N.

Pheasants Forever

Sports & Recreation, Non-profit

Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.

Donation of technical skills, financial support, land conservation, recreational opportunities

Western Region: Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Nicollet, Redwood, Renville, Watonwan counties

Joint Powers

RCRCA, in cooperation with partner groups and landowners, works to improve water quality, reduce erosion, and enhance recreational opportunities by providing education, outreach, monitoring and technical assistance within the watershed boundaries.

Region Nine Development Commission

Non-profit

To promote the development of the region through intergovernmental cooperation, community and human development, long-range planning and technical assistance.

Rural Advantage

Promote the connections between agriculture, the environment and rural communities in Non-profit, agriculture order to improve ecological health, economic viability and rural vitality

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Non-profit

Provide loans to businesses that create and support jobs, provide grants to schools, governments and nonprofits, and build partnerships that lead to collaboration.

Southwest Initiative Foundation

Non-profit

To be a catalyst, facilitating opportunities for economic and social growth by developing and challenging leaders to build on the region’s assets. Financial support

Southwest Regional Development Commission

Non-profit

The Land Tri-County Solid Waste (Le Sueur, Nicollet and Sibley counties)

Business

Technical Assistance, education, conservation projects Redwood and Cottonwood River to use as examples, in-kind support Watersheds Blue Earth, Brown, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Sibley and Watonwan Counties and 3 others Financial support, technical assistance

55425 Regional

403 South Mill Street

PO Box 130

Redwood Falls

56283 Regional

440 Hwy 4 South

P.O. Box Q

Trimont

56176 Regional

Plymouth

55442 Regional

1424 E. College Dr.

Suite 300

Marshall

10 Civic Center Plaza

Suite 3

Mankato

56002 Regional

South Blue Earth, Brown, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Sibley and Watonwan Counties and other SE counties Renville, Redwood and Cottonwood Counties and 15 other southwest MN Counties Cottonwood and Redwood Counties and other SW counties

1243 Lake Avenue

Suite 222

Fairmont

56031 Regional

Linda Meschke, President

(507) 238-5449

[email protected]

525 Florence Avenue

P.O. Box 695

Owatonna

55060 Regional

Tim Penny, President and CEO

(507) 455-3215

[email protected]

http://smifoundation.org

15 3rd Avenue NW

Hutchinson

55350 Regional

Diana Anderson, Interim President/CEO

(320) 587-4848

[email protected]

http://swifoundation.org/

2401 Broadway Ave.

Slayton

56172 Regional

Jayme (Jay) Trusty, Executive Director

(507) 836-8547

[email protected]

http://www.swrdc.org/

34522 830th Ave

Olivia

56277 Regional

[email protected]

www.thelandonline.com

Gaylord

55334 Regional

Kathy Connelly, General Manager Al Christensen, Tri County Solid Waste Director

(350) 894-8046

400 Court Ave

(507) 381-9196

[email protected]

http://www.co.sibley.mn.us/tricounty_swo/index.php

Financial support- scholarship program

Statewide Le Sueur, Nicollet and Sibley Counties Brown, Nicollet, Renville, Sibley counties and surround areas

Winthrop

55396 Regional

Financial support, technical assistance

Have staff in different counties to help with habitat and conservation, annual preserve about 2000 acres statewide, work with MNDNR and USFWS

Government Agriculture, Cooperative

Providing professional expertise and leadership to enhance regional opportunities The Land  is a weekly agriculture-rural life publication printed in Mankato, Minn., since 1976. It serves farmers, ranchers, rural residents and agribusinesses across the entire state of Minnesota and northern Iowa. Tri-County assists residents, businesses and communities in Le Sueur, Nicollet and Sibley Counties (in southern Minnesota) to efficiently handle their waste streams. To supply customers with technology, products and services in a manner that is extraordinary enough to add value to their lives.

Education

RSDPs connect greater Minnesota communities to the University of Minnesota in order to help solve problems and take advantage of new opportunities. As a part of University of Minnesota Extension, RSDP brings together local talent and resources with University of Minnesota knowledge and seed funding to drive sustainability in four areas: agriculture and food systems, tourism and resilient communities, natural resources, and clean energy.

Connection with, facilitation of, payment for U of M resources

Southwestern MN, including Brown, Cottonwood, Redwood, Renville and UM Extension SW Regional OfficeMorris Watonwan counties

46352 State Hwy 329 Morris

56267 Regional

David Fluegel, Executive Director, Southwest Region

(320) 589-1711

[email protected]

www.rsdp.umn.edu

University of MN Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP)

Education

RSDPs connect greater Minnesota communities to the University of Minnesota in order to help solve problems and take advantage of new opportunities. As a part of University of Minnesota Extension, RSDP brings together local talent and resources with University of Minnesota knowledge and seed funding to drive sustainability in four areas: agriculture and food systems, tourism and resilient communities, natural resources, and clean energy.

Connection with, facilitation of, payment for U of M resources

Southeastern MN, including Blue Earth, Le Sueur and Nicollet counties

863 30th Avenue SE

Rochester

55904 Regional

Erin Meier, Executive Director, Southeast Region

(507) 536-6313

[email protected]

www.rsdp.umn.edu

Assisting a coalition of organizations and residents to create a new entity to develop and sustain the ecological, economic and social assets of the Minnesota River Watershed region.

University of MN River Life Program

Education

Seek to create learning, research, and engagement opportunities that will help establish inclusive and sustainable rivers

Education

Work more on the Mississippi River, but can work on MN River 84 Pleasant Street SE

290 Northrop

Minneapolis

55455 Regional

Pat Nunnally, Coordinator

(612) 625-7225

[email protected] [email protected]

http://riverlife.umn.edu/

Program of the Institute for Advanced Study

United Farmers Cooperative (UFC)

University of MN Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP)

Technical assistance

Housed in the Redwood County Government Center in Redwood Falls, MN, and offers the first two years of coursework toward a four year undergraduate degree

Involved in statewide grants and regional partnership opportunities and represent local chapters on statewide level. Can leverage nonstate and non-federal dollars in grant funding for local habitat projects that are supported by the organization

Nicole Griensewic Mickelson, Executive Director

Technical assistance, financial (at times)

MNDNR Ecological & Water Resources (EWR), New Ulm

Nicollet

New Ulm

Donation of technical skills, financial support, land conservation, recreational opportunities

www.mndnr.gov /eco/nongame/index.html

Willmar

MN River Watershed

Local cooperative providing crop nutrients, fuel and support Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.

[email protected] [email protected]

MNDNR Ecological & Water Resources (EWR), Mankato MNDNR Ecological & Water Resources, working with local and agency partners to develop WRAPS and implement practices to improve watershed health MNDNR Ecological & Water Resources, working with local and agency partners to develop WRAPS and implement practices to improve watershed health Minneopa State Park, Fort Ridgely State Park

New Ulm

56073 Regional

Sports & Recreation, Non-profit

(507) 389-6716 (507-384-8890

www.mndnr.gov/waters

New Ulm

New Ulm

NuWay Cooperative (corporate headquarters)

[email protected] 

Jon Lore, Watershed Specialist Scott Kudelka, Minneopa Area Naturalist Lisa Gelvin-Innvaer, Regional Nongame Wildlife Specialist

Regional

Education Agriculture, Cooperative

Redwood-Cottonwood Rivers Control Area (RCRCA)

Suite 1

St. Paul

Contact

Southern MN and WI

35365 800th Ave 117 Rogers Street (new address: moving March or Ap. 2015) 21009 547th Ave 117 Rogers Street (new address: DNR Region 4, includes Middle MN moving March or Ap. 2015) River Watershed 21009 547th Ave 117 Rogers Street (new address: DNR Region 4, includes Middle MN moving March or Ap. 2015) River Watershed 21009 547th Ave Middle MN River Watershed 54497 Gadwall Road DNR Region 4, includes Middle MN River Watershed 261 Highway 15 South DNR Region 4, includes Middle MN River Watershed 261 Highway 15 South McLeod, Sibley, Nicollet, Le Sueur, and Blue Earth counties in Middle MN River Watershed 501 9th St.

400 Robert St. S.

Zip Code County

Volunteers

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

St. Paul Service Center

City

Education access to farmers Technical assistance, education

705 E 4th Street

UM Extension SE Regional OfficeRochester

PO Box 461

Page 6 of 9

(507)-647-6600

www.ufc.com

The Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory: Creating Connections (Sorted by County) Organization Wakefield Pork, Inc. City of Fairfax City of Franklin City of Morton

Organization Type

Co-op Country Farmers Elevator (CCFE)

Agriculture Government Government Government Agriculture, Cooperative

Erickson-Strom American Legion Post 186

Citizen's group

FFA - Renville County West High School

Non-profit, Youth

Hawk Creek Watershed Project

Joint Powers Organization

Jackpot Junction Casino

Mid-Minnesota Development Commission

Mission/Interest in MN River To be a low-cost industry producer that grows a superior animal through an efficient costcontrol program with a well-defined strategy and an abundance of quality in its assets, operations, people, and leadership Located in the watershed Located in the watershed Located in the watershed

Resources Volunteers Recreational opportunities Recreational opportunities Recreational opportunities

Financial support- scholarship program To improve the profitability of members. Our current membership is involved in activities all over the surrounding area. Host dinners and fundraisers to many different groups in our community. Recreational opportunities Dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Education, potential volunteers

Improving the water quality/quantity issues in the watershed, while also promoting a healthy agricultural, industrial, and recreational-based economy for the region Conservation project coordination, education Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel is an enterprise of the Lower Sioux Indian Community. The Lower Sioux Indian Community is a federally recognized Indian tribe located in south central Minnesota Financial support Business Provides technical assistance to government, businesses and local organizations; administer state and federal programs, and coordinate multi-jurisdictional activities to maintain or Regional Development enhance the quality of life in the Cities in Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, and Renville Commission Counties. Technical assistance, fiscal agent

Minnesota Valley History Learning Center

Non-profit

Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office

Government

The Minnesota Valley History Learning Center teaches the natural and cultural heritage of the Minnesota River Valley and inspires people of all generations to understand, preserve, and learn from our shared history. Offer educational paddling programs for 1st through 6th grade

Geographic area of interest

City of Fairfax City of Franklin City of Morton Renville County and surrounding area

Address 410 Main Avenue East 18 1st St SE 320 Second Ave East 220 West 2nd Street

Address 2

PO Box K PO Box 326

City

Zip Code County

Gaylord Fairfax Franklin Morton

55334 55332 55333 56270

Regional Renville Renville Renville

Craig Hebrink, President and CEO

56277 Renville

Derek Schultz

Renville County

301 NE 3rd Street

P.O. Box 338

Renville

56284 Renville

Jason Stewig, Advisor

Renville, Chippewa and Kandiyohi counties

Renville County Courthouse Lower Level

500 East DePue Avenue

Olivia

56277 Renville

Heidi Rauenhorst, Project Coordinator

Morton area

39375 County Highway 24

P.O. Box 420

Morton

56270 Renville

Renville County

333 Sixth Street SW

Suite 2

Willmar

56201 Renville

MN River Basin

P.O. Box 266

Morton

56270 Renville

Conservation project coordination

Renville County

1008 W Lincoln Ave

Olivia

56277 Renville

Donation of technical skills, financial support, land conservation, recreational opportunities

Renville County

Recreational opportunities

Renville County

105 South 5th Street

Olivia

56277 Renville

Kevin Beekman, County Executive Director

Renville County Farm Service Agency

Renville County

1008 W. Lincoln Ave.

Olivia

56277 Renville

Renville County Historical Society and Museum Renville County HRA EDA

Non-profit Government

Located on the MN River in Morton, collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of Renville County. Located in the watershed, economic development

Education Education

Renville County Renville County

441 North Park Drive 500 E DePue Ave

Morton Olivia

56270 Renville 56277 Renville

Renville County Public Works

Government

Works with water, drainage system, and agriculture in the county

Education

Renville County

105 South 5th Street.

Olivia

55310 Renville

Government

The SWCD assists landowners and operators in planning and applying the soil and water conservation practices needed to protect and improve their soil and water resources.

Technical assistance, financial support, small meeting room

Southern MN Beet Sugar Cooperative

Cooperative

Broken Arrow Archery Club

Sports & Recreation

FFA - Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop HS

Non-profit, Youth

FFA - Sibley East Public Schools Arlington Campus Non-profit, Youth Gaylord Game Protective League

Sports & Recreation

Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop Middle School Gibbon Sportsman's club Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office

Education Sports & Recreation Government

Pheasants Forever

Sports & Recreation, Non-profit

Sibley County Environmental Services

Government

Sibley County Farm Service Agency

Government, Agriculture

Sibley County Soil and Water Conservation District Government Winthrop Game Protective League

Business

Ag Resource Strategies, LLC

Business, Agriculture

Conservation Partners of America

Ducks Unlimited

Non-profit

In charge of comprehensive local water planning Shooting range located in Renville County To be a highly sustainable, shareholder driven, sugar cooperative that safely produces, processes, and markets sugar and related products at an acceptable return for shareholders while meeting environmental standards Located in watershed Dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The conservation and improvement of the natural resources of the state, protection of all wildlife Takes 7th grade students on paddling trips in the watershed Located in watershed Helping people help the land by providing products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs. The department is responsible for issuing permits and administering regulations pertaining to feedlots, septic systems, shoreland and flood plains.

Don Winckler, Executive Director

Education

Renville

Room 319

www.coopcountry.com https://www.facebook.com/AmericanLegionPost186/i nfo?ref=page_internal

(320) 329-8362

[email protected]

http://rcw.k12.mn.us/page/3199

(320) 523-3666

[email protected]

http://www.hawkcreekwatershed.org

(507) 697-8000

[email protected]

http://jackpotjunction.com/ http://jackpotjunction.com/info/donation-request/

Operated by Lower Sioux Indian Community, submit donation requests in writing at least 8 weeks prior to event

(320) 235-8504

[email protected]

http://www.mvhlc.org/

MVHLC is a collaborative effort between the Renville and Redwood County Historical Societies, the University of Minnesota's Bell Museum of Natural History and the University of Minnesota's Southwest Research and Outreach Center and the Dakota Wicohan

http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=pa ge/ServiceCenterSummary&stateCode=27&cnty=129

Jason & Kelly Weinzetl

(507) 276-1859

[email protected]

Mark Erickson, Director

(320) 523-3768

[email protected]

http://www.co.renville.mn.us/

Kevin Sing, Maintenance Supervisor Nathan Johnson, Asst. Ditch/Ag. Inspector

105 South 5th Street 82998 Main St

Financial support, in-kind

Renville County Bird Island area Renville, Redwood, Swift, Chippewa and Yellow Medicine counties

Recreational opportunities

Henderson area

Education, potential volunteers

Gibbon, Fairfax, Winthrop area

North Cottonwood Street

P.O. Box 1001

Winthrop

55396 Sibley

Jeff Jenson, Advisor

Education, potential volunteers

Arlington Area

202 Third Ave. N.W.

P.O. Box 1000

Arlington

55307 Sibley

Recreational opportunities

Gaylord area

P.O. Box 733

Gaylord

55334 Sibley

Education Recreational opportunities

Sibley and Renville Counties Gibbon and surrounding area

300 3rd Ave SE 61493 310th St

Fairfax Gibbon

55332 Sibley 55335 Sibley

Bob Kaukola

83550 County Road 21

Notes A system of leased and contract farrowing, nursery, finishing, and wean-to-finish facilities

[email protected]

(320) 523-1553 Ext. 112 [email protected]

1008 W Lincoln Ave

#318

http://wakefieldpork.com/ http://www.cityoffairfax-mn.gov/ http://franklinmn.us http://www.mortonmn.com/

Holly Hatlewick, District Conservationist

Renville County

Financial support, donations of skills, in-kind support, use of meeting rooms, and educational programs Recreational opportunities

Website

Does work in the Renville County portion of the Middle MN River Watershed

Technical assistance, financial support, connection to farm programs

Government Sports & Recreation

[email protected]

56284 Renville

Olivia

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.

Renville County Water and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Management Renville Rangers Shooting Club

(320) 329-8377

Renville

Government, Agriculture

Renville County Soil and Water Conservation District

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

2450 West Lincoln Ave

Suite 311

Email

(507) 237-5581 (507) 426-7255 Ext. 21 (507) 557-2259 (507) 697-6912

P.O. Box 604

Government

Sports & Recreation, Non-profit

Phone

Marcia Seibert-Volz, Clerk Robin Kokesch Shirley Dove, Clerk

Olivia area

Helping people help the land by providing products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs. The Division of Environment and Community Development is charged with administering environment, planning, and park programming.

Pheasants Forever Renville County Environment and Community Development

Contact

(320) 523-1550 Ext. 2

[email protected] 

http://www.fsa.usda.gov

(507) 697-6147 (320) 523-3656

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.co.renville.mn.us/about_us/county_history /renville county historical society and museum.php www.renville.com

(320) 522-1335 (320) 523-3814

[email protected]

http://www.co.renville.mn.us Partner with Hawk Creek Watershed, NRCS, and Renville County on projects. Completed project to identify sites for BMP installation in Middle MN River Watershed. Are applying for funds to install BMPs (2016) . Will be working with MPCA on WRAPs

Olivia

56277 Renville

Ryan Clark, Technician

(320) 523-1559

[email protected]

http://www.renvilleswcd.com/

Olivia Bird Island

56277 Renville 55310 Renville

Diane Mitchell, Coordinator Del Whitman

(320) 523-3760 (320) 523-1725

[email protected] Email through website

www.co.renville.mn.us http://www.renvillerangers.org/

Renville

56284 Renville

Louis Knieper, Environmental Affairs Manager (320) 329-8305 Tom Bender (507) 248-3230 Dale Determan (507) 248-3739

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.smbsc.com/ Incentives for farmers, nutrient trading http://www.henderson-mn.com/broken-arrow-archeryclub.html Found on DNR website

(507) 647-5382 Ext. 2280

[email protected]

http://www.mnffa.org

Jeff Eppen, Advisor

(507) 964-8272

[email protected]

http://www.sibleyeast.org/page/3279

Kenny Mueller

(612) 987-7459 (507) 426-7251 Ext. 2335 (507) 834-6632

Sibley

Found on DNR website [email protected]

Conservation project coordination, donations of skills

Sibley County

111 Sixth Street

Gaylord

55334 Sibley

April Sullivan, District Conservationist

(507) 237-5435 Ext. 3

[email protected]

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/mn/hom e/

Donation of technical skills, financial support, land conservation, recreational opportunities

Sibley County

46694 240th Street

Gaylord

55334 Sibley

[email protected]

http://www.sibleycountypf.com

Sibley County

400 Court Ave

Gaylord

55334 Sibley

Jim Farber, President Jeffery Majeski, Environmental Services Director

(507) 964-5253

Education

(507) 237-4091

[email protected]

http://www.co.sibley.mn.us/environmental_services/

Technical assistance, financial support, connection to farm programs

Sibley County

111 Sixth Street

Gaylord

55334 Sibley

(507) 237-2948 Ext. 2 

[email protected] 

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/stateoffapp?mystate=mn &area=home&subject=landing&topic=landing

Conservation project coordination

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. To help maintain a better environment for future generations, to encourage the wise use of our top soil and water through programs and education. Part of mission to educate its members and people about the importance of the conservation of all natural resources To assist the agricultural community in leading the effort to unify agricultural, economical and ecological solutions.

Sibley County

111 Sixth Street

Gaylord

55334 Sibley

Cassie Buck, County Executive Director Ron Otto, SWCD District Water Planner/Watershed Technician

(507) 237-5435 Ext. 105 [email protected]

http://www.sibleyswcd.org

Recreational opportunities

Winthrop area

P.O. Box 254

Winthrop

56054 Sibley

Gary Goodwin, President-Secretary

(952) 873-3773

[email protected]

http://www.wgpl.net/6.html

Systems thinking, conservation planning

Statewide and national

40322 541st Avenue

New Ulm

56073 Statewide

Tim Gieseke

(507) 359-1889

[email protected]

www.agresourcestrategies.com

Working together to preserve, to enhance, fish and wildlife and educate the general public

Financial support, education, habitat restorations, stocking programs, tree plantings, feeding programs, or work to enhance wildlife and all natural resources Sibley County and other counties

8806 Lace Avenue

Glencoe

55336 Statewide

(320) 864-6324

[email protected]

http://www.cpa-wildlife.org/

Have several local chapters, hold youth days, work with other organizations on projects to enhance wildlife habitat

(320) 762-9916

[email protected] http://www.ducks.org/

Living Lakes Initiative in Minnesota, works with MNDNR and USFWS on habit restoration projects, Southwest MN volunteers work with Crystal Waters Project and Crystal Loon Rec Association

Non-profit, Sports and Recreation Wetlands and waterfowl conservation

Land conservation, habitat restoration, education, recreational opportunities

Minnesota and Nationwide

P.O. Box 868

Alexandria

311 East Lake Geneva Road NE

Page 7 of 9

56308 Statewide

Jon Schneider, Manager of Conservation Programs Todd Sittig, Southwest MN Rep.

(507) 726-2799

located outside of the watershed, but likely includes members living in the Middle MN

The Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory: Creating Connections (Sorted by County) Organization

Freshwater Society

Great River Greening

Organization Type

Non-profit

Non-profit

Mission/Interest in MN River

To promote the conservation, protection, and restoration of all freshwater resources.

To secure the legacy of Minnesota land and water through community restoration, stewardship and partnerships

Midwest Dairy Association

To foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to Non-profit, Agriculture develop sustainable communities. Work on behalf of dairy farmers to increase dairy sales, foster innovation and inspire Agriculture consumer confidence in dairy products and practices

Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center

Government

Land Stewardship Project

Minnesota American Legion

Non-profit

Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources

Government

Minnesota Corn Growers Association and Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council Non-profit

Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Minnesota Department of Health

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Research and education organization dedicated to assisting Minnesota farmers in addressing water quality concerns

Government

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – Adopt A River Program

Government

Minnesota Farmers Union

Agriculture

Minnesota Geological Survey

Government

Community clean-up tool kit, Education

Technical assistance, education

Identify and promote opportunities for corn growers while enhancing quality of life

Protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans

Public waters protection in Minnesota

Geographic area of interest

Statewide

Statewide, have staff person at Nicollet County SWCD

Education, some technical assistance, farmer to farmer network Statewide Statewide Education, some technical assistance, refer farmers to other programs, connect farmers to see demo practices Statewide

It is the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities… BWSR Mission: Improve and protect Minnesota's water and soil resources by working in partnership with local organizations and private landowners Conservation project coordination

Non-profit, Sports and Recreation Working for tomorrow's wildlife and hunters today Government, Agriculture Promoting sustainable agriculture

Government

Resources

Financial support, education, research on farming BMPs

Address

Address 2

2500 Shadywood Road

City

Excelsior

35 West Water Street

Suite 201

St. Paul

821 East 35th Street

Suite 200

Zip Code County

55331 Statewide

(952) 471-9773

Email

Website

Notes

[email protected]

www.freshwater.org http://freshwater.org/community-clean-ups-forwater-quality/ http://freshwater.org/wpcontent/uploads/2014/12/FarmWiseFWSNPSReport Final.pdf

Community clean-up tool kit provides instructions and templates for organizing a clean up. Freshwater Society and the National Park Service completed a study on farmer participation in conservation programs. The report is found here

55107 Statewide

Deborah Karasov, Executive Director

(651) 665-9500

[email protected]

http://www.greatrivergreening.org/

George Boody, Executive Director

[email protected]

http://landstewardshipproject.org/

GreenStar Farms program and Discovery Farms programs

Minneapolis

55407 Statewide

2015 Rice Street

St. Paul

55113 Statewide

(612) 722-6377 (651) 488-0261 (800) 642-3895

3080 Eagandale Place

Eagan

55121 Statewide

Warren Form, Director Jeremy Geske, Watershed Education Specialist (651) 768-2106

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.mawrc.org/

St. Paul

55155 Statewide

Randy Tesdahl, Department Adjunct

(651) 291-1800

[email protected]

http://www.mnlegion.org/

Statewide

20 W. 12th Street

Room 300A

Statewide

520 Lafayette Road North

St. Paul

55155 Statewide

Marcey Westrick, Clean Water Coordinator

(651) 296-3767

[email protected]

http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us

Statewide

738 1st Ave East

Shakopee

55379 Statewide

Adam Birr, Executive Director

(952) 233-0333

[email protected]

http://www.mncorn.org/

County Matching Funds program for education events of value to farmers

Conservation project coordination- for deer habitat

Statewide, about 62 chapters

460 Peterson Rd

Grand Rapids

55744 Statewide

Denis Quarberg, Interim Executive Director

(218) 327-1103 ext. 13

[email protected]

http://www.mndeerhunters.com/

Bend of the River Chapter (Mankato) [email protected], Blue Earth River Valley Chapter [email protected] Des Moines Valley Chapter (Windom-Jackson): [email protected], Sioux Trails Chapter (New Ulm): [email protected],

Financial support

Statewide

625 Robert Street N

St. Paul

55155 Statewide

David Weinand, Grant Program Coordinator

(651) 201-6012

[email protected]

http://www.mda.state.mn.us

Grants for sustainable agriculture demonstration projects

www.health.state.mn.us/index.html

The Environmental health division works on many environmental issues, including natural and man-made disasters, air and water quality, chemical and radiological exposures, food borne disease outbreaks, and other health safety issues

Technical assistance

Conservation project coordination, education and possible financial

Encourages volunteers to “adopt” a section of a lake, river, wetland, ditch or ravine to ensure its long-term health through annual cleanups.  As part of the Department of Natural Resources’ Trails and Waterways Division, the Adopt a River Program challenges people to become personally involved in the care of Minnesota’s natural resources and environment. Assistance, financial support for river cleanups Works to protect and enhance the economic interests and quality of life of family farmers and ranchers and rural communities. Education

Statewide, Mankato District

Mankato Place

Statewide

500 Lafayette Road

Statewide

500 Lafayette Road

Statewide

600 W County Road D West

Statewide

2642 University Ave. W.

Statewide

2356 University Avenue West, Suite 240

12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 2105 Mankato

P.O. Box 25

Suite 14

(507) 344-2700 Mankato (888) 646-6367 St. Paul

56001 Statewide

St. Paul

55155 Statewide

Luke Skinner, Director of Ecological and Water Resources Steve Thompson, HydroGeo - Ground Water Unit David Wright, Lakes and Rivers Unit

St. Paul

55155 Statewide

Coordinator

St. Paul

55112 Statewide

Doug Peterson, President

St. Paul

(651) 259-5100 (651) 259-5733 (651) 259-5155

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

www.mndnr.gov/contact

MnDNR Ecological & Water Resources

(651) 259-5630 (651) 639-1223 (800) 969-3380

[email protected]

www.dnr.state.mn.us/adoptriver/index.html

River clean ups

[email protected]

www.mfu.org

55114 Statewide

(612) 627-4780

[email protected]

www.mngs.umn.edu/index.html

Many educational resources and maps available on their web site

St. Paul

55114 Statewide

Kris Larson, Executive Director

(651) 647-9590 1-877-MLT-LAND

[email protected]

www.mnland.org

Amy Rager Bob Lefebvre, Exec. Director Dan Fetting, Fish Biologist Kim Laing, Stressor ID Lead Joel Chirhart, Invertebrate Biologist Jordan Donatell, Lakes and Streams Chemistry Lead David Preisler, Executive Director

320-589-1711 (888) 241-4532 (763) 355-9697 (651) 757-2542 Dan (651) 757-2515 Kim (651) 757-2273 Joel (651) 757-2254 Jordan

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

www.minnesotamasternaturalist.org/ http://www.mnmilk.org/

Hold conservation easements, promote conservation development Master Naturalists volunteer for outdoor projects and education. Contact the state office to find a Master Naturalist in your area. They also send out a weekly blog which could include your request for volunteers. MN Master Naturalist is a joint effort of UMN Extension and MNDNR

(507) 345-8814 

[email protected] 

(800) 367-6792

[email protected]

http://www.mrwa.com/

(507) 388-1635 (888) 896-9678

[email protected]

https://mnsoybean.org/

Non-profit

Minnesota Master Naturalists Minnesota Milk Producers Association

Government, Citizen's group Agriculture

To promote awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the state’s natural environment.  As a volunteer naturalist you will increase your knowledge of Minnesota’s natural and cultural history, develop your ability to convey this knowledge in a variety of educational activities and promote your ability to serve as a steward of the land. Grassroots organization for Minnesota's dairy industry

Volunteers, education Education

Statewide Statewide

46352 State Highway 329 108 Marty Drive

Suite 2

Morris Buffalo

56267 Statewide 55313 Statewide

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Minnesota Pork Producers Association

Government Agriculture

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency monitors environmental quality, offers technical and financial assistance and enforces environmental regulations. Interested in working with local groups to support and promote the Middle MN River watershed. Represent the pork producers

Technical assistance, financial support, education Access to farmers

Statewide Statewide

520 Lafayette Road 151 Saint Andrews Court

Suite 810

St. Paul Mankato

55155 Statewide 56001 Statewide

Minnesota Public Libraries

Government

Possible meeting rooms

Statewide

Minnesota Rural Water Association

Association

Education

Statewide

217 12th Avenue SE

Elbow Lake

56531 Statewide

Minnesota Soybean Growers Association

Agriculture

Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association

There are many libraries located in the watershed To provide the latest information, education, and technical assistance to protect our public waters and improve the quality of life in Minnesota.

Steve Woods, Executive Director Peggy Knapp, Director of Programs

Phone

Native planting designs for developed and natural areas, restoration and stabilization of shorelands and ravines, ecological inventories sand management plants, native plantings, prescribed burns, conservation practices on farmland. Also have programs to train volunteer supervisors, educate landowners, and expose at-risk teens to natural areas and environmental science careers. Promotes land stewardship and sustainability through organizing groups, educating farmers and promoting community based food systems

MGS investigates provides basic public information on the geology of the state. The Survey works with state, county, and regional offices to set up geologic data bases and provide technical guidance for water resource planning, land management and mineral exploration policy, energy system development, and other planning and resource management activities. Technical assistance, education The Minnesota Land Trust protects and restores Minnesota's most vital natural lands in order to provide wildlife habitat, clean water, outdoor experiences and scenic beauty for generations to come. Land conservation

Minnesota Land Trust

Contact

Statewide

www.pca.state.mn.us http://mppainsider.org/ http://www.publiclibraries.com/minnesota.htm

Working in MN River Basin Contact information for MN public libraries can be found on this web site.

Statewide

151 Saint Andrews Court

Mankato

56001 Statewide

Tom Slunecka, Chief Executive Officer

Agriculture

Monitors government policies, supports research activities and market development activities to improve the profitability of soybean farmers throughout the state. Access to farmers The Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association (MSCA) is a membership-based organization that represents cattle farmers and individuals who are part of the cattle community in Minnesota Access to farmers

Statewide

23722 230th St.

Hutchinson

55350 Statewide

(612) 618-6619

[email protected]

http://www.mnsca.org/

Minnesota Trout Unlimited

Sports & Recreation

Committed to conserving, restoring, and protecting cold water fisheries throughout the Friftless Region of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa.

Education

Statewide

P.O. Box 845

Chanhassen

55317 Statewide

Ashley Kohls, Executive Director John Lenczewski, MN Trout Unlimited Executive Director Mark Johnson, Twin Cities Chapter

(612) 670-1629 (612) 564-8288

[email protected] [email protected]

http://mntu.org/

Minnesota Waterfowl Association

Non-profit, Sports & Recreation

 The Minnesota Waterfowl Association is dedicated to the preservation, protection and enhancement of our state's wetlands and related waterfowl habitat and our hunting heritage.

Financial support, Education

Statewide

907 First St. North

Hopkins

55343 Statewide

Brad Nylin, Executive Director

(952) 767-0320

[email protected] 

http://www.mnwaterfowl.com/

Chapters in the Middle MN River Watershed: Lakes Region-Mankato and Scott-Le Sueur-New Prague

MN Corn Growers Association MN Corn Research and Promotion Council

Agriculture Agriculture

Identify and promote opportunities for corn growers while enhancing quality of life. Research- including water quality

Education

Statewide Statewide

738 1st Avenue East Route 1

Box 1210

Shakopee Lake Crystal

55379 Statewide 56055 Statewide

Adam Birr, Executive Director Gerald Tumbleson, Chair

(952) 233-0333 (507) 639-6938

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.mncorn.org/ http://www.mncorn.org

Affiliated with MN Corn Growers Assoc.

National FFA Organization

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential Non-profit, Agriculture for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

Statewide

P.O. Box 68960

6060 FFA Drive

Indianapolis, IN

46278 Statewide

National Turkey Federation, Minnesota Chapter

Agriculture

Dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage Conservation project coordination, volunteers

Statewide

13075 Linnet Street NW

Coon Rapids

55448 Statewide

Tom Glines, Regional Director

(612) 810-7704

[email protected]

Nature Conservancy in Minnesota

Non-profit

Working to ensure that we have enough clean water for people and nature

Statewide

1101 West River Parkway

Minneapolis

55415 Statewide

(612) 331-0750

[email protected] 

https://www.ffa.org http://www.nwtf.org/in_your_state/lists.php?STATE= MN http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northame rica/unitedstates/minnesota/

Education

Conservation project coordination

Suite 200

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(317) 802-6060

20 local chapters, including Redwood Area Cattlemen and Le Sueur County Cattlemen

The Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory: Creating Connections (Sorted by County) Organization

Organization Type

Private Land Network

Working to provide resources and support to farmers, ranchers, and forest owners who are the stewards of 61% of our nations land. Private Land Network connects the rural working Non-profit, Agriculture landscapes with conservation best practices.

Renewing the Countryside

Strengthens rural areas by championing and supporting rural communities, farmers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, activists and other people who are renewing the countryside Non-profit, Agriculture, Education through sustainable and innovative initiatives, businesses, and projects.

Sierra Club North Star Chapter

Sustainable Farming Association

The Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota Trout Unlimited, Minnesota Chapter (9MN)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 3

U.S. Geological Survey, Minnesota Water Science Center University of MN Extension- Water Resource Management & Policy

Mission/Interest in MN River

Non-profit A grassroots voice to preserve and protect Minnesota’s environment The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota supports the development and enhancement of sustainable farming systems through farmer-to-farmer networking, Non-profit, Agriculture innovation, demonstration, and education.

The Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is a grassroots organization that exists to acquire, protect and enhance critical lands for the public’s use and benefit. Non-profit Non-profit, Sports and Recreation To conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides a wide range of services involving conservation practices, education programs, recreational opportunities and much more. Government

Education, Connection to financial support

Technical assistance, education

Engaging communities in watershed education through outdoor recreation To use the collective knowledge, resources and skills of our staff and colleagues to make a positive impact. Involved in Minnesota's Corn Growers Farm Team

Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office

Government

Watonwan County Farm Service Agency

Prairie Country RC&D

1005 High Avenue N.E.

2637 27th Avenue South

2327 East Franklin Ave.

Statewide with local chapters

Box 192

Land conservation

Statewide

Suite 17

Suite 1

City Willmar

Minneapolis

Technical assistance, education, recreational opportunities

56201 Statewide

55406 Statewide

Contact Randy Nelson

Jan Joannides, Executive Director

Phone (320) 231-0008

(612) 251-7304

Email [email protected]

[email protected]

Website

Notes

http://www.privatelandownernetwork.org/

Affiliated with Resources First Foundation and Prairie Country RC&D

http://www.renewingthecountryside.org/

Accomplish mission by sharing stories of rural renewal, building awareness and support for sustainable endeavors, connecting people interested in sustainable rural development to each other, providing practical assistance and networking opportunities for those working to improve rural America, and fostering connections between urban and rural people. Volunteer Leadership- members pick our legislative priorities, conduct the work, and make real change for Minnesota’s environment. Environmental Advocacy- members lead work on issues to protect our state’s natural places and address our most pressing environmental challenges. Outdoor Exploration- Our awardwinning outings connect members to each other and to Minnesota’s natural places

55406 Statewide

Margaret Levin, State Director

(612) 659-9019

[email protected]

http://northstar.sierraclub.org/

Princeton

55371 Statewide

John Mesko, Executive Director Sherry Jansen, S. Central Chapter

(763) 260-0209 (507) 437-0063

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.sfa-mn.org/

St. Paul

275 E. 4th Street #250

Zip Code County

Minneapolis

Conservation project coordination- coldwater fisheries Statewide and beyond

Education Sports & Recreation

Statewide

Address 2

Statewide

Provide water quality and quantity education at the watershed level for elected/appointed officials and the public to improve the water resources in Minnesota.

Business Agriculture

National

Address

Volunteers

Government

Xcel Energy Foundation Bill Brown

Geographic area of interest

Education, demonstration projects

The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life. Technical assistance

Wild River Academy

Watonwan County Land Management & Zoning (and SWCD) Created January 2015

Resources

55101 Statewide Statewide

Brett Feldman, Executive Director

(800) 944-0707

Email through web site

www.parksandtrails.org/

[email protected]

http://www.tu.org/connect/groups/9mn-minnesota

(612) 725-3548

[email protected]

http://www.fws.gov/midwest/twincities/

John Lenczewski

Statewide

Ecological Services Field Office

4101 American Blvd. E Bloomington

55425 Statewide

Statewide

Mounds View Park 

2280 Woodale Dr. 

55112 Statewide

James Stark, Director

(763) 783-3100

[email protected] 

http://mn.water.usgs.gov/

55904 Statewide

Doug Malchow, Extension Educator, Water Resource Management and Policy

(507)-280-5575

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

http://www.extension.umn.edu/environment/water/

Education, use of meeting rooms

Statewide

863 30th Avenue S.E.

Mounds View

Rochester #254

Other Extension Water Resource team members: Karen Terry & Shahram Missaghi Non-profit organization provides educational canoe trips on the MN www.wildriveracademy.com River for schools and organizations http://www.xcelenergy.com/About_Us/Community/Co Grant information available on their web site. Focus areas include environment and education rporate Giving

Education

Statewide

2751 Hennepin Ave. S.

Minneapolis

55408 Statewide

Statewide

414 Nicollet Mall 75757 330th St

Minneapolis St. James

55401 Statewide 56081 Watonwan

Natalie Warren, Founder Lauren Olson, Senior Foundation Representative Bill Brown

(305) 972-6564

Financial support, volunteers, in-kind donations

Helping people help the land by providing products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources

Conservation project coordination

Watonwan County Area

823 1st Ave S

St. James

56081 Watonwan

Betsy Norland, District Conservationist

(507) 375-3104 Ext. 108 [email protected]

http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=pa ge/ServiceCenterSummary&stateCode=27&cnty=165

Government, Agriculture

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.

Technical assistance, financial support, connection to farm programs

Watonwan County

823 1st Ave S

St. James

56081 Watonwan

(507) 375-3191 Ext. 2

[email protected]

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/

Government

To assist the people of Watonwan County in the wise management of the quality and quantity of ground and surface water, the wise management of wind and water erosion areas, and to educate landowners to recognize the need for proper soil and water resource management. Conservation project coordination

Watonwan County Area

108 Eighth Street S

St. James

56081 Watonwan

(507) 375-1225

[email protected] [email protected]

http://www.co.watonwan.mn.us

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Linda Stuckenbroker, County Executive Director David Haler, Land Management Director Heidi Rufolph, Assistant Land Management Director/ SWCD

1-800-328-8226 (507) 375-5519

[email protected]

They have worked on promoting Sustainable, long-term statewide land stewardship and conservation; Outdoor recreation for its educational, health and community benefits; Openness, inclusiveness, collaboration and volunteerism; Service as an independent, honest and forthright voice for parks and trails; and Decision informed by the best available science and data.

Water planning

Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory How the Directory was created The Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory (Directory) was funded through the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment to help with citizen engagement as part of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) process. The Directory was created to help make the different organizations working in the watershed aware of each other and develop connections. It consists of businesses, organizations, government agencies and some individuals who are interested in water resources, recreation and economic opportunities in the watershed. Listings were compiled from many sources.

The Directory contains 318 listings of organizations and individuals. For some organizations, multiple contacts are listed, raising the total number to about 350 contacts. For government agencies, all individuals that work on the Middle Minnesota may not be included, but a supervisor or main contact is listed. The directory provides information on the organization type, mission, types of resources they may be able to provide, geographic area where they primarily work (related to the Middle MN River watershed), contact information, web site, and additional notes on their work. You may already be aware of many of these contacts. The Directory combines contacts all in one document. The digital version can be sorted by any of the columns that you find useful. The directory can be used to help you contact various stakeholder groups, find sources of volunteers, funding, help with advertising events, places to meet groups to educate, means to contact farmers, and more. Below are some ideas for using the directory.

Uses for the Directory Find local sources of financial and technical support, and volunteers The directory was not intended to be a list of grants and other sources of funding, but as the information was collected, organizations were asked about potential financial support. This includes grants and donations of money, plus donations of products or services. Some organizations are willing to provide space for meetings or office assistance such as copies or help in advertising an event. This information is noted in the “Resources” column of the directory. In most cases, whether or not financial support is available depends on the type and location of the project.

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We also asked what other resources, if any, the organization might be willing to provide. This included donations of in-kind administrative time, technical assistance, office supplies or services and meeting rooms. More information on resources the groups can offer is provided under the listing for the various groups. Access to various stakeholder groups The directory includes a variety of groups (potential stakeholders) that may not be directly interested in participating in watershed activities, but are organized groups that already have established meetings and means of communicating to their members. Some are interested in water quality and other watershed issues. These groups may be a good source for you to present information and gather input from stakeholders as part of a civic engagement process. You would not have to organize an event, but rather would just present at an existing meeting. These groups include veteran’s organizations, student groups, sportsmen’s clubs, agricultural producers, cooperatives, and many service organizations. Many of these groups may be receptive to presentations or other educational opportunities.

Types of Groups Listed Agricultural producers In general, those that work with farmers didn’t want to give out names. We determined that the best way to contact farmers would be through SWCDs, NRCS, FSA, Seven Mile Creek Watershed, Fishers and Farmers, the Minnesota Agriculture Water Resources Center (MAWRC). Educational programs offered to the FFA programs in the high schools may be helpful to get information out to farm families. Several co-ops are located in the watershed. Many of these have some funds that may be available for watershed projects, especially related to agriculture. The agricultural coops are another potential way to reach farmers by participating in programs they offer to their members. The Co-ops hold meetings with farmers. One we spoke to indicated it may be possible to have someone working on watershed projects included as part of the Co-ops scheduled programs. The Directory also includes contacts for the state and regional organizations that represent the various types of agricultural producers, such as Minnesota Corn Growers, Cattleman’s Association, and Pork Producers and the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative. Businesses A number of larger businesses were contacted. Some did not want to be listed. Some didn’t respond. Others were willing to participate with volunteers or donation of funds or Fortin Consulting, Inc.

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products. Many of the businesses are willing to contribute if asked. They want to know specifically what the money would be used for. Some have priorities for what types of projects they will fund. Most of the funding is small amounts, but could help fund or sponsor an event, or contribute toward a project. Some are willing to donate items for a silent auction or an event. For example, Alumacraft is willing to donate silent auction items or door prizes, Bent River Paddling is willing to donate use of kayaks for river clean ups. 3M in New Ulm is interested in becoming more active in the community. They have two avenues through which they can do this. 3M Community Giving is a company-wide program. The New Ulm location has access to company funds and can use them for projects related to the environment. 3M may also be able to provide volunteers for different efforts. They have organized a team they call the River Restoration Action Team (RRATs) through which they have participated in river clean ups in the past. They are interested in organizing river clean-ups and may be interested in helping with other projects. . Some of the utility companies have funds that are available by application. The environment is usually one of their priorities. Economic Development Organizations Organizations interested in economic opportunities in the watershed were listed in the Directory. These included local chamber of commerce groups and economic development organizations such as Mankato Growth, as well as other groups that had an economic interest, such as Rural Advantage. Education programs In addition to the schools, there are a few organizations that focus on education. Putting Green in New Ulm is one of the organizations actively working to promote conservation practices and education regarding the Minnesota River. Scott Kudelka, MNDNR, does a lot of education with various groups, including interpretive paddling trips on the river. The River Rangers also provide education in the watershed. Elk’s Nature Center is located in the Mankato area. Several history centers are located in the watershed, providing education on the history of the area. There a few parks in the watershed that provide educational opportunities and/or access to the river. Environmental and Land Conservation Groups There are several citizen groups and non-profit groups and joint powers groups that are listed in the directory that have an interest in natural resources. These included the Izaak Walton League, “Friends” groups such as Friends of Minneopa State Park, Mankato Area Environmentalists, Sierra Club, Audubon, Prairie Enthusiasts, and Save the Kasota Prairie. Organizations such as Citizens for a Cleaner Minnesota River are very active in the Watershed. Other non-profits work in a larger area which includes the Middle Mn River. These groups include, Clean Up Our River Environment, Hawk Creek Watershed Project, Friends of the Minnesota Valley, Greater Blue Earth River Basin Fortin Consulting, Inc.

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Alliance, and the Minnesota River Basin Alliance, Nature Conservancy, as well as others. Lake/River Associations and Organizations There are several lake and river associations or organizations in the watershed. Some are much more active than others. Not all lakes have an active association. Lake Washington is one of the active lake associations. The Crystal Waters Project is also an active organization. The river groups that work in the watershed are generally nonprofits or joint powers organizations, such as the Seven Mile Creek Watershed Project and the Redwood-Cottonwood Rivers Control Area. Some of the river groups focus on other parts of the Minnesota River basin but will have some involvement in the WRAPs process for the Middle Minnesota River. Government agencies The Directory includes listings of many governmental organizations in the watershed including federal and state agencies, municipalities, and local governmental organizations. Often there are several individuals in each agency that work within the Middle Minnesota River. We included those individuals that were identified as doing more work in the watershed or supervisors of programs. These individuals can connect you with others at the agencies if needed. Some contacts are not located in the watershed, but conduct work or provide assistance in the watershed. The MNDNR has a new Fisheries staff member (Tony Sindt) designated as the Minnesota River Specialist. He is interested in reaching out to different groups. Other Citizen groups Several other groups that may not fit into the categories listed include the League of Women Voters, and Veteran’s groups. These groups may have meeting facilities that could be used and are a potential audience for education programs and citizen engagement. Service Clubs We identified 25 service clubs in the watershed; the Lions club, Jaycees, Women of Today, Rotary club, Kiwanis club, Optimists club and the St. Peter Ambassadors. These groups provide access to a variety of individuals and different interests. Many that are members of service clubs are involved because they enjoy volunteering. Although most do not work on environmental issues, they may be willing to participate in these efforts. Service clubs are a possible source of funding. A lot of the groups raise funds through fundraising events or pull tabs and donate to the community. Most hold monthly meetings. Some invite speakers to their meetings. This may be a good opportunity to present some education programs about the Middle Minnesota Watershed. Sportsman’s Groups There are over 25 sportsman’s groups listed in the directory. They consist of local sportsman’s clubs; and national, state or regional organizations such as Trout Unlimited Fortin Consulting, Inc.

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and the Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association. In addition to state organizations, groups like Pheasants Forever have local chapters. Some of these groups are a potential source for volunteers. Some have funding available. Some have club houses and may be able to provide meeting space. Many have a focus on habitat and fund and lead habit improvement projects which also may also be beneficial for water quality. The New Ulm Area Sport Fishermen is one of the more active groups that have done some work related to the Middle Minnesota River. Some of its members are also active in other groups listed in the directory. Universities, Colleges, and Student Groups Student groups may be a good source of volunteers. There are contacts and specific student groups listed for Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota State University Mankato and several smaller colleges and schools. Some colleges may be interested in participating in monitoring or other research projects too. There may be a fee for this type of work. Minnesota State Mankato has the Water Resources Center which does a lot of work in the Minnesota River Watershed and hosts the Minnesota River Data Basin Center web site. There are several FFA groups associated with the high schools in the watershed. We spoke with one of them that indicated the students may be interested in participating in projects. Presentations to FFA groups may also be a good way to get messages out to farm families, by having the students bring information home with them. Contacts for area Girl Scout, Boy Scout and 4H groups are also included. These are all potential sources of volunteers.

Existing Networks There are already a number of partnerships doing work in the watershed. These include groups or projects like the Seven Mile Creek Watershed Project, and Fishers and Farmers. Here are some additional examples: Coalition for a Cleaner Minnesota River has a lot of partners. For example, they have teamed up with the New Ulm Area Sport Fishermen and the 3M RRAT group for river clean ups. They cooperate or are affiliated with several other organizations and have a lot of supporters (business, individual, other) for their projects. Not all are included in the directory but are listed on the CCMR web site. Crystal Waters Project works with Crystal Loon Recreation Association, Ducks Unlimited and the local co-op on a fundraising ice fishing event. Sporting groups- there is overlap between some of these groups. For example the New Ulm Sport Fisherman membership CCMR and 3M RRATs representatives. Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance is a partnership of ten counties. The Soil and Water Conservation Districts often work with the counties, NRCS, and other agencies. Many agencies will work together and also with local groups such as lake associations. Fortin Consulting, Inc.

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The Minnesota River Watershed Alliance has been active in organizing various groups in the entire Minnesota River basin. Key leaders in this group are Scott Sparlin and Ted Suss, who are leaders of non-profit groups in the watershed. They have successfully gathered many groups and individuals for meetings and are leading the Alliance into a new type of group based on input from everyone involved. More information on the Middle Minnesota River Watershed (also known as Minnesota River-Mankato Watershed), and a link to the electronic version of the Watershed Directory can be found at: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/water/water-types-andprograms/watersheds/minnesota-river-mankato.html, or go to www.pca.state.mn.us and search for Minnesota River Mankato.

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