URGENT NOTICE!!!   Important changes in our regular monthly board meetings. Please read the following:


Please take notice. The President of the Board of Managers has determined, based on the State Emergency Declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic, that it is neither feasible nor prudent to hold in-person meetings during the emergency. Therefore, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Board adopted an interim regular meeting schedule for the duration of the declared emergency. For the duration of the declared emergency, the Board’s regular meetings will be held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 1:00 p.m., by teleconference or video teleconference.

Meetings will occur under the conditions outlined in statutes section 13D.021 except that, because of the pandemic, no staff or members of the Board will be present at the ordinary meeting location.

Members of the public are authorized to monitor all meetings. Members of the public interested in monitoring a meeting should contact John Kolb by 4:30 the day prior to the meeting at

320-656-3503 or by email (preferred) at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , to request an access number.

We sincerely appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time.


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The Buffalo Creek Watershed District (BCWD) was established under the order of the Minnesota Water Resources Board (now known as the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources) on January 30, 1969.  On February 8, 1974, the District's Board of Managers formally adopted its first Overall Plan, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes.  The plan was developed to protect the public's health and welfare and to conserve the natural resources of the District through land use planning, flood control and other conservation projects.


The BCWD was formed with the mission to:

1) help alleviate water problems, 2) enhance the living conditions of the area and 3) maintain or improve the economic well being of the residents of the District.


The District has in the past and will continue to strive towards the realization of this mission by:

  • Serving as a link between residents and governmental agencies;Providing technical assistance to citizens and governmental agencies;
  • Providing a means of financial assistance for the implementation of environmental projects; and
  • Coordinating intergovernmental efforts.

Buffalo Creek Stewart, MN