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Kristi Pursell Hired As CRWP Executive Director

  Kristi Pursell Hired As CRWP Executive Director Kristi Pursell has been named Executive Director of the Cannon River Watershed Partnership (CRWP). CRWP is an environmental non-profit based in Northfield that is dedicated to engaging people in protecting and improving the water quality and natural systems of the Cannon River Watershed. “The CRWP Board of Read More

BWSR Snapshot of Myrtle Project, April 2018

By: Hailey Gorman, Northern Community Facilitator and Sheila Craig, Southern Community Facilitator April 3rd, 2018 SMWI joined efforts in 2013 to find a solution for the wastewater problems in the City of Myrtle.  Their success with the project is featured  in the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) March newsletter. SMWI’s work in Read More

“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