“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 […]

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Downstream Environmental Film Festival A Huge Success!

Thank You, Everyone Who Worked on and Participated in Cannon River Watershed Partnership’s 2nd Annual Downstream Environmental Film Festival! Throughout the four-hour event, over 200 of our friends and neighbors joined us to watch some great movies, eat wonderful Beer Cheese Soup from Just Food Co-op, drink some of Imminent Brewing’s wonderful beer, and talk […]

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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 […]

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Downstream Film Festival Coming Up Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7:00 pm

   Cannon River Watershed Partnership proudly presents the  Downstream Environmental Film Festival 7:00 p.m., February 21st, 2018. Imminent Brewing Company, 519 Division Street South, Unit 2,  Northfield, Minnesota   We’ll be featuring short films (under 30 minutes)—including documentaries, animation, narrative, and experimental—that have the potential to inform, inspire, challenge, and awaken audiences to the environmental […]

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Yield Reduction? Not In These Cover Crop Fields

By Alan Kraus, Conservation Program Manager, Cannon River Watershed Partnership Many agronomists and farmers agree that planting cover crops to keep farm fields covered with vegetation during the fall, winter, and spring can prevent soil erosion and keep soil and fertilizers from washing into area rivers and lakes. A concern, however, for farmers can be […]

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Becoming a Mississippi River Water Quality Action Hero  

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