Metro Conservation Districts
The Metro Conservation Districts (MCD) is a joint powers governmental entity originally comprised of seven Soil and Water Conservation Districts in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington. Originally formed in 1977 as a formal working cooperative for activities under Section 208 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the MCD has evolved over the years to meet the changing needs of its members. The overall goal remains the same; to coordinate efforts and assist with the operations of the member districts and with projects for the mutual benefit of the members. The most recent update of the Joint Powers Agreement establishing the MCD was executed in the summer of 2009. This update was due in part to the metro area boundary change from seven counties to eleven, adding: Chisago, Isanti, Sherburne and Wright. In 2014 the MN legislature transferred the duties of Hennepin SWCD to Hennepin County. Each of the eleven members has a primary and alternate representative on the MCD board. Each member district has one vote. Member districts may choose to have staff attend MCD meetings as non-voting participants.
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