Funded Project

2021 | Vermillion-Illinois Watersheds


Applicant Organization: The Wetlands Initiative

Contact: Vera Leopold, Jill Kostel



The Wetlands Initiative is advancing the use of small tile-treatment wetlands on working row-crop farm properties to address nutrient runoff to waterways. This project supports implementation of first-adopter wetland sites on private farmland in multiple counties, collaborative farmer outreach and technical assistance, and monitoring of the wetlands’ nutrient removal effectiveness in north central Illinois.  Partners include: farmers, USDA-NRCSUSFWSNational Fish & Wildlife FoundationIllinois Corn Growers AssociationUniversity of IllinoisMcKnight Foundation and others.