Greenprinting is a smart-growth strategy that emphasizes land
conservation to ensure quality of life, clean air and water, recreation,
and economic health. (Source: National Association of Counties and
Trust for Public Land)
Working with representatives of broad interests, the county will create a
comprehensive vision for protecting, enhancing and restoring natural
areas, greenways and open space.
The County's Project Goals
The project will:
identify and prioritize natural resources, corridors and greenways for conservation management. Develop and implement comprehensive plans that preserve, protect and restore important natural resources corridors and greenways.
Wetland Conservation Management Plan
Master Plan for Mining Reclamation
Blue Earth County and Watonwan County received a Clean Water Fund grant from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment to develop mining reclamation and wetland management plans.