Buffer Law Meetings in Mentor, East Grand Forks, Crookston

The East Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring public meetings to provide information on the new state buffer law.The public meetings regarding the buffer law will be held on Thursday, February 23 at the following locations: Mentor Community Center from 9 to 11 am, East Grand Forks City Hall from 1 to 3 pm and UMC Crookston Bede Ballroom from 6 to 8 pm in the evening. Lisa Newton, District Manager with East Polk SWCD tells us more about these important meetings.


The Buffer Law that was signed into law by Governor Dayton in June 2015 was amended by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Dayton on April 25, 2016. These amendments provide clarifications to several provisions of the law, including the buffer requirement by ensuring it only applies to public waters and public ditches.