The East Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District (EOT SWCD) is soliciting sealed bids for the construction of the West Leaf Lake Dam Modification and Fish Passage Project until 8:00 am on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 at their office located at 801 Jenny Ave. SW, Suite 2, Perham, MN 56573, after which time they will publicly open and read. Sealed bid shall be delivered to Darren Newville, District Manager, marked WEST LEAF LAKE. Contract award will be based on the lowest and/or best qualified responsible Bidder, and ability to complete the work within the specified time frame, or at the discretion of the Owner. Bid Packages can be downloaded here or by contacting the EOT SWCD office. Contact person for the planned work is Darren Newville, EOT SWCD, phone (218) 346-9105.
ATTENTION: Due to COVID-19, the EOT SWCD is limiting access to our office. Most staff is working in office at this time, however all exterior doors will be locked. Please call or email if you need to meet with staff.
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The East Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District is a local unit of government that is supervised by a board of five elected officials. Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) are local units of government that help direct and manage natural resource programs. SWCDs originated out of the Dust Bowl days of the 1930's as local resources for the promotion and advancement of best management practices that protect and enhance our soil and water resources.
SWCDs are governed by a board of locally elected supervisors that develop policy, plans, and budgets for the district, empower and work with staff, and represent the district at meetings and other events. SWCD staff work primarily in a one-on-one basis with landowners, aiming to connect landowners with the technical and financial resources they need to put conservation practices on the land. Other conservation partners include local businesses, schools, cities, townships, lake associations, and state and federal agencies. Otter Tail County has two SWCDs that work jointly on many efforts, please contact your local office for assistance.
On November 4th, 2008, Minnesota voters approved the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment to the state constitution. The Amendment increases the sales and use tax rate by three-eighths of one percent, starting July 1, 2009 and continuing through 2034.
Amendment dollars are dedicated to four funds:
Local Soil and Water Conservation District offices may apply for money from the Clean Water Fund to fund local projects. The Clean Water Fund was created to:
The Clean Water Funds are distributed through the Board of Soil and Water Resources (BWSR). BWSR grants provide the funding to local units of government to deliver soil and water conservation services to their communities. Grant funds support and increase local capacity to implement programs and provide cost-share to landowners who install conservation practices on the land to benefit state water and soil resource.
The Legacy Logo (above) identifies projects funded by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.