water quality

Details on Gov. Dayton's Riparian Buffer Proposal Begin to Emerge

On Friday, January 16th, in a packed room at the opening of the 2015 DNR Roundtable, Governor Dayton announced that he was asking the DNR to enforce a 50 foot buffer zone on all riparian property in the state. 

Governor Dayton offered few details, and the announcement seemed to be a complete surprise to the more than 300 attendees.  Since then agencies like the MN DNR, BWSR and Agriculture, together with interested groups, including MLR, have been meeting, and some basic details are beginning to emerge.