Heron Lake and its watershed face many of the same problems as other rural, agricultural areas. Point and nonpoint source pollution, intensive tillage, non-compliant septic systems, feedlots, and urban stormwater runoff must be addressed to improve water quality in the watershed. The HLWD's challenge is to increase awareness of these problems through education efforts such as newsletters, workshops, and presentations. 


Farm Economics and Cover Crops Newsletter

Farm Economics and Cover Crops

Cover Crop Workshop Presentation - Rick Clark

Cover Crop Workshop Presentation - Matt Alford


SW MN Soils and Cover Crop Winter Workshop


Tillage and CoverCrop Workshop

Water in Southwest Minnesota

Shared Leadership

Where Does Your Water Go?