About Us

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

Our Goals

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.

Our People

Steve May, River Raisin Watershed Council

Dan Moilanen, Michigan Association of Conservation Districts

Brooke Bollwahn, Lenawee Conservation District

Catherine Acerboni, Monroe Conservation District

Megan DeLeeuw, Washtenaw Conservation District

Joe Kelpinski, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Acknowledgement

The Farmer-Led Watershed Conservation Network is grateful for the generous support of the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation.