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Wisconsin Farm Network Reduces Runoff

October 21, 2021

The Door-Kewaunee Watershed Demonstration Farm Network is supporting sustainable methods of farming to reduce runoff pollution into Lake Michigan and Green Bay, improve groundwater and surface water quality, and model those practices for other local farms.

Streambank Restoration at Petrifying Springs Park Improves Water Quality, Restores Native Species

February 25, 2020

Planting native vegetation along the Pike River and restoring an adjacent wetland is reducing erosion, preventing storm runoff, and providing a home for fish and other native species.

Demonstration Farms at Genesee River in Pennsylvania pioneer innovative pollution controls

February 25, 2020

By implementing the conservation practices that are part of this demonstration farm network, projects such as this support the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative goal for reducing nutrient runoff from agriculture.

Wetland Retention Basin in Superior Reduces Stormwater Runoff

April 25, 2019

Constructing a wetland retention basin in Superior’s central business district is reducing damaging floods and the flow of pollutants into Lake Superior.

Habitat Restoration Near Green Bay Brings Back Waterfowl

October 25, 2018

Planting wild rice and other aquatic vegetation at the Duck Creek Delta is restoring habitat for birds and other wildlife while improving water quality.

Milwaukee County Students Remove Invasive Plants, Enhance Wildlife Habitat

September 25, 2018

Students removed invasive plants and replanted native species to enhance wildlife habitat and restore water quality near Milwaukee, Wis.

Controlling Invasive Species in Winegar Pond

July 29, 2017

Blocking the entry of common carp and removing invasive plants has restored Winegar Pond’s natural ecology and wildlife habitat.

Restored Wisconsin River Provides Home for Wildlife, Reduces Flooding

June 14, 2017

Restoring the natural curves and riverbank of the Pike River in Wisconsin has reduced flooding and erosion, while increasing fish and wildlife habitat.

Beach restoration in Wisconsin reduces pollution in Lake Michigan

February 27, 2016

Planting dune grasses, adding new sand, and reshaping six beaches around Wisconsin’s Door County have helped reduce polluted runoff into Lake Michigan.