Southern Minnesota Congressman Tim Walz was in New Ulm Wednesday for a “Conservation Potluck” lunch on the banks of the Minnesota River. Representative Walz was discussing preserving our state’s natural resources. Over 50 people joined him at Riverside Park, including Minnesota River Advocate Scott Sparlin, who says that help from Congress in preserving our natural treasures is invaluable. Walz is part of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, a coalition of both Democrats and Republicans that have been introducing conservation initiatives, including measures in the latest version of the Farm Bill. He is also the ranking member of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.