Pioneer Press: New state funding will help landowners install buffer strips along Minnesota’s waters

EXCERPT: “Landowners have new state funding and a website to help them comply with a 2015 law requiring vegetative buffer strips to protect Minnesota’s waters. The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources recently approved a cost-sharing program that will cover up to 75 percent of landowners’ expenses to install perennial buffer strips along public waters and drainage ditches. The $5 million for the program was included in the $46.5 billion two-year state budget approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Mark Dayton in May . . . The cost-sharing program is one of a number of ways landowners can get state and federal help to comply with the 2015 buffer law championed by Dayton.” FULLSTORY: