Mower County Watersheds

Mower County includes the upper reaches of two significant streams: the Root River and the Cedar River. Mower Soil & Water Conservation District is building collaborative soil health and water protection initiatives to engage both urban and rural people across the county.

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Clean River Partners

Our mission is to inspire people and organizations to value, protect, and improve the Cannon River Watershed’s land and water.

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Boots on the Ground | Clean River Partners

Meet a watershed coordinator, farmer, two college professors and Rice SWCD staff who are breaking down barriers and working together to keep nutrients and sediment out of Rice Creek.

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Dundas farmers improving water quality in Rice Creek

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Minnesota’s trout streams are treasured resources offering people outdoor recreation and excitement. Sometimes though, trout streams can have a rough time in farm country. Thanks to the work of 11 farmers in Dundas, Minnesota, water quality in Rice Creek is showing important improvements.

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2012 | Rush/Pine Watershed

A 40-member farmer-led council, two sub-watershed groups, and cover crop program are addressing water quality and fish habitat issues.

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2014 | Rice Creek Watershed

Clean River Partners is facilitating three farmer-led projects (installation of two water management drainage structures, 300 acres strip-till, 200 acres cover crops) with integrated on-farm demos, meetings, tours and research.

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2016 | Root River Watershed

Root River Field to Stream Partnership farmers, MN Department of Agriculture, county agencies, TNC, MN Ag Water Resources Center and MN DNR are evaluating nutrient and sediment loss and conservation effectiveness with field-edge and in-stream monitoring.

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