Benton SWCD

Welcome to the Benton Soil & Water Conservation District


14 2nd Avenue West
Foley, MN 56329


Phone: (320) 968-5300 Ext. 3
Fax: (855) 739-3983

Completed Projects

2012 - Clean Water Assistance Grant - Little Rock Watershed 
Morrison and Benton Soil and Water Conservation Districts' have a long history of working together
and partnering on projects with a common goal of improving water quality by controlling soil erosion
and reducing sedimentation in the Little Rock Creek watershed.  Once again, in 2012, 2013, and
2014, we had multiple agencies working together in and across county boundaries, for a common cause.
2012 - Little Rock Clean Water Assistance Grant

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Melarry Farms - Grade Stabilization
Erosion Control
Project Description:  A large watershed (120 acres) in combination with long sandy slopes was causing an erosion problem for Mel & Spencer Hackett.  In order to eliminate the perennial erosion, a 492' long x 3.5' high berm and tile inlet were installed to collect and slowly release the water underground to Bunker Hill Creek to eliminate the gullies.
2015 After Project Completion - Melarrys

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2015 Tree Sale

Our 2015 Tree Sale has ended.  Thank you to all who participated, with your help we distributed over 20,000 trees to the community!

Our 2016 Tree Sales will begin in December.  To be placed on our tree sale mail list, please send us your name and address Here.

Outstanding Conservationist recognized at State Convention

12/18/2014 - Mark & Pam Skroch and family of Rice were recently honored as outstanding conservationists at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, December 7-9, 2014 in Bloomington, Minn. They were selected by the Benton Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) for the award.

Skrochs at convention 2