Boots on the Ground | Clean River Partners
A successful cover crop initiative in Minnesota's Rice Creek is showing dividends in water quality, stream habitat and farm profits. Watershed monitors estimate that the cover crops on 27% of tillable acres are keeping 9000 pounds of nitrate and 200,000 pounds of sediment out of Rice Creek each year.
Meet a watershed coordinator, a farmer, two college professors and a member of the SWCD who are breaking down barriers and working together to make all of this happen. This diverse group is managing practices, monitoring the stream, and spreading the word to neighbors.