Fishers & Farmers
In 2010, Fishers & Farmers Partnership for the Upper Mississippi River Basin became a partnership of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan. On June 28, 2011 its charter will be signed on the site of its inaugural Minnesota project - Seven-Mile Creek in Nicollet County.
The Partnership is a self-directed group of non-governmental agricultural and conservation organizations, tribal organization and state and federal agencies representing the five states of the Upper Mississippi River basin: Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
The mission is two-fold: to improve life on farms and fish habitat. Local leadership, attention to unique local situations, and local solutions are key to our approach. In the lower Seven-Mile Creek watershed, work will focus on stabilizing ravines, building water and sediment control basins, and planting native grass buffers where fields meet the bluff edge. These actions are key to minimizing soil erosion and reducing the flow of nutrients into streams and the Minnesota River.
Please join Fishers & Farmers' Steering Committee, landowners, and local project partners to celebrate the good work of the past in this watershed and to learn about the site and the work ahead.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
West Shelter (second shelter after entering the park)
Seven-Mile Creek County Park
A press conference will be held with an optional hike to a proposed project site. The hike is expected to take one and a half hours.
We hope you'll join us!
Questions about the event? Contact Heidi Keuler at 608.783.8417. Seven-Mile Creek County Park is located on U.S. Highway 169 between St. Peter and Mankato.
Fishers & Farmers Partnership works with landowners to improve fish habitat and farms in the Upper Mississippi River basin. We are a partnership of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan.
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