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“Improving Water Quality” a Top Reason for Farmers Who Planted Cover Crops

By Cannon River Watershed Partnership Conservation Program Manager Alan Kraus   A recent Cannon River Watershed Partnership (CRWP) survey of farmers who had planted cover crops found that farmers implemented these soil and nutrient conserving practices because they had an interest in improving water quality and reducing erosion. Of that group, 96% stated that improving Read More

2018 Downstream Environmental Film Festival

Be Surprised * Be Amazed * Be Inspired!   Downstream Film Festival (inspiring short films) Wednesday, February 21, 5:00-9:00 pm, Imminent Brewing, 519 Division Street South, Unit 2, Northfield We’ll be featuring three blocks of short films (under 30 minutes)—including documentaries, animation, narrative, and experimental—that have the potential to inform, inspire, challenge, and awaken audiences Read More

Turtle Creek 2 Sewer Project Update

By: Sheila Craig, Southern Community Facilitator, January 2, 2018 Turtle Creek 2 is an area west of the City of Austin, comprised of 41 homes. They received a Technical Assistance Grant in 2013 to study the area and obtain a Community Assessment Report. After learning about the various options to receive new sewage treatment, the Read More

Sunset Bay Newest Oronoco Township Project

By: Sheila Craig, Southern Community Facilitator, January 2, 2018 Oronoco Township is a believer in clean water and making sure that no wastewater problems continue in the Zumbro River and Lake Zumbro that are part of their township. They are now supporting their third sewer project for an area called Sunset Bay. Sunset Bay with Read More

Ryan’s Bay Just Beginning

By: Sheila Craig, Southern Community Facilitator, January 2, 2018 Zumbro Township, Wabasha County, will be supporting their first sewer project. Located just next door to Sunset Bay, but in a different Township and a different County, the Ryan’s Bay project will include 83 residential properties. Also located on Lake Zumbro, the area has very small Read More