Effective January 1, 2011, the Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has implemented a WCA Fee Schedule. Contact the SWCD for the current rates.
Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers and other peace officers provide enforcement of the act.
Wetland Functions - What Wetlands Do
Functions of wetlands include:
Water quality - filtering of pollutants to surface and groundwater, utilization of nutrients that would otherwise pollute public waters, trapping of sediments, shoreline protection, and utilization of the wetland as a recharge area for groundwater
Flood and storm water retention
Public recreation and education - hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, and natural areas
Commercial uses - wild rice and cranberry growing and harvesting, aquaculture