Little Cottonwood River Watershed Project Funding
• Clean Water Partnership, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
• The McKnight Foundation

Project Partners
This is a collaborative effort between many different groups including farmers, landowners, and citizen groups, as well as the following:
• Brown Nicollet Environmental Health
• Brown County Planning and Zoning

• Cottonwood County Environmental Services
• Cottonwood County Public Works
• Cottonwood County Soil and Water Conservation District
• Natural Resources Conservation Service
• Minnesota Department of Agriculture
• Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
• Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
• Farm Service Agency
• Blue Earth Consulting

For More Information
Kevin Kuehner
Brown Nicollet Cottonwood Water Quality Board
322 South Minnesota Avenue
St. Peter, MN 56082
Phone 507-934-4140
e-mail <>
FAX 507-934-8958

Most of the text for the virtual tour of the Little Cottonwood River was developed by BNC Project Coordinator, Kevin Kuehner, in reports, newsletters, and the report, Little Cottonwood River Restoration Project: A Resource Investigation within the Middle Minnesota Watershed (link).

Virtual Tour Development & Design
Kimberly Musser
Water Resources Center
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Kevin Kuehner and other BNC staff took most photos for the virtual tour of the Little Cottonwood River, except where otherwise noted. Some photographs were supplied courtesy of the NRCS and the University of Minnesota Extension Service.

Jeffers Petroglyphs text and photos were supplied courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society:
and the University of Minnesota:

Fish images provided courtesy of Konrad Schmidt & Andrew Bakken,
University of Minnesota, Natural History of Minnesota Fishes


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