About the Farmer-Led Watershed Conservation Network
Farmers helping farmers make more money and be better upstream neighbors. That's our goal with the Farmer-Led Watershed Conservation Network. From our partners at Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Water pollution comes from many sources, but some of it comes from farms.
Lake Erie suffers from toxic algal blooms fueled in part by excess phosphorus and other pollutants. In 2018, the state of Michigan released a road map for reducing phosphorus entering Lake Erie by 20 percent by 2020 -- and 40 percent by 2025.
We are working hard to help meet this goal by helping local farmers improve their operations!
Where We Work
The "watershed" in Farmer-Led Watershed Conservation refers to the River Rasin watershed -- the area within the red lines on the map below.
Steve May, River Raisin Watershed Council
Dan Moilanen, Michigan Association of Conservation Districts
Brooke Bollwahn, Lenawee Conservation District
Brittany Santure, Monroe Conservation District
Megan DeLeeuw, Washtenaw Conservation District
Joe Kelpinski, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
The Farmer-Led Watershed Conservation Network is grateful for the generous support of the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation.