Rain Gardens For Winona — After renovating a 1965 house at the foot of a Winona bluff, Chris Meyer and husband Paul Schollmeier got curious about runoff.
Connected To the River — In Wabasha an old alley & abandoned commercial land now attract people & protect the Mississippi.
Creative, Practical Vision — In Eyota, a park board’s view of community includes natural places for people & storm water management.
Investing In the Future — Lynn & Karen Zabel’s new freestall barn will improve herd health & manure management, make way for next generation.
Natural Benefits — In a high traffic area near Lake Winona, Sugar Loaf Senior Living brings nature to residents using storm water basins.
Productive Routine — Commitment to solid profitability, soil quality and minimal runoff drive Dan Brandt’s farm plan.
A New Approach — Above Whitewater State Park near St. Charles, Brad and Shelley Schrandt create a “whole systems” approach to life and farming.
Simple, Timely Action — When Hoff Funeral Services moved in 2009, rain gardens became an easy addition to parking lot design.
Accruing Benefits — Laverne and Arlene Nelson’s integrated farming system supports two families and inspires best practices around them.
Ponds Above Whitewater Protect Soil, River — The Heim Family uses basins, waterways, buffers & cover crops to benefit their livelihood and a beloved place.
Family Reshapes Farm — Good water & home-grown barley, hops, herbs & other local ingredients are making Imperial Farm’s Olvalde Farmhouse Ales popular statewide.
Care For What We Share | The Watershed Approach — Some tasks can’t be done alone. Minnesota’s Watershed Restoration & Protection Strategies are helping Minnesotans work smarter and better for water quality.
What Is a Watershed District? — Our Stockton-Rollingstone-Minnesota City Watershed District was established in 1958. Floods ravaged the area in summer 1957, and local residents wanted to take action.
The first of its kind in Minnesota, this council of farmers in our area is cultivating solutions to make the Whitewater River healthier for everyone.
The Whitewater Farmer-Led Council is working to reduce nitrate pollution in this beautiful and fragile watershed.
Protecting drinking water and streams from bacteria is one goal of the Whitewater Farmer-Led Council.
Our Farmer-Led Council is choosing farm practices to help clear up the Whitewater River and its tributaries so they remain great places for trout fishing and other recreation.
CONNECTED | MISSISSIPPI RIVER-WINONA WATERSHED NEWS
During Watershed Restoration & Protection Strategies development a quarterly publication was distributed throughout the watershed as an insert in the Winona Post and the Advertiser.
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