Postal address

Mailing Address:

PO Box 584
Fertile, MN 56540

Phone: 218-945-3204
Fax: 218-945-3213

Physical address:

219 North Mill Street
Fertile, MN 56540

  • Daniel
    Daniel Wilkens,
    Daniel Wilkens is a lifelong resident of the Fertile and Crookston area. He graduated from high school at the Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston. He received a B.S. Degree in Agricultural Engineering and Agricultural Economics from the University of Minnesota. He retired from farming in 1987. He became interested in water management as a child, observing the flood devastation experienced by his family and neighbors. In May of 1975, he established the Sand Hill River Watershed District to address flooding problems in his area and was an active board manager until resigning in 1999 to assume his current position of Administrator.
  • April Swenby
    April Swenby,
    Administrative Assistant
    April Swenby has worked for the Sand Hill River Watershed District since the fall of 2001. She is a graduate from the Nothwest Technical College in East Grand Forks in software solutions with an emphasis on bookkeeping and also earned her degree in Web-graphic and Design in 2011 from Moorhead. She is employed by the district as the Administrative Assistant. She maintains the financials, creates and maintains the district website, and attends the district meetings and maintains the financial and project records.