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Growing Greener/ Watershed

ABout the program

The watershed program main focus is to improve our local streams water quality.  This is done by reducing in stream erosion by stabilizing stream banks, reducing nutrient loading from farms, and reducing stormwater impacts on our local streams.  Stream bank erosion is addressed by installing fish habitat structures and riparian forest buffers.  Nutrient loading is reduced by working with farmers to implement best management practices. This reduces runoff from fields and heavy use areas. Funding for these projects can come from growing greener grants which are applied for through the district.  Stormwater reductions are made by working with local municipalities to implement their MS4 plans.  If you have any questions, please contact Todd Deroba.