9-18-2018 By Nancy Madsen It goes a bit against the grain for farmers to plant seed in the summer or fall. But for a handful of farmers in the Seven Mile Creek Watershed, planting cover crops in between rows of corn or soybeans is gaining traction. Cover crops, such as rye, turnips and wheat, have …read more →
By Trey Mewes firstname.lastname@example.org Sep 13, 2018 ST. PETER — It takes a little work to make cover crops work for farmers, but Marty Mogensen believes it’s worth the effort. Mogensen’s family owns and operates a 2,400-acre corn and soybean farm in rural Oshawa Township just north of Seven Mile Creek. They’ve been concerned …read more →
Farmers who use no-till/strip till and cover crops are featured guests in a discussion on how to build soil health. The discussion will take place at the Cover Crop Seeding Field Day on September 13, hosted by Nicollet SWCD. Other proponents of sustainable farming practices will also speak, including Great River Greening staff member Susan …read more →
Friday, July 13
9 am- 5 pm
As part of “The Year of Soil,” Great River Greening is hosting a Soil Tour, with partners, Gustavus Adolphus College and the Nicollet Farm Bureau.
All are welcome to join us as we explore questions like: What is soil health? What do soil conservation practices do?
By NANCY MADSEN email@example.com Jun 16, 2018 Houston and Hayley Matanowski waded through knee- to hip-high grasses, identifying, cutting and removing thistles and woody plants. The couple were two of about 40 volunteers who cleaned up the banks of Seven Mile Creek on Saturday morning. They volunteered through the Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership, a …read more →
A broad coalition of people, aligned with agriculture, recreation, conservation, urban/rural communities, education, and government entities, make up the The Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership. The group is reporting positive results: Landowners are coming forward to learn more and take real steps toward land management that has a positive impact on the environment.
Photographer Kay Herbst Helms’ exhibition of photographs tells the story of the Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership-a group of people who share a common interest in the health of the water in this particular watershed.
7-Mile Creek Watershed Partnership has issued a report that utilizes data collected in recent years and historical information from the watershed.
The Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership We are a broad coalition representing conservation, agriculture, community, academic, government and recreation groups led by Great River Greening and Nicollet SWCD. We are driven by the conviction that modern farming methods, a vibrant farm economy, and excellent water quality can and must exist in harmony. Visit the sevenmilecreek.org …read more →
Great River Greening is pleased to announce Susan “Susie” Carlin has joined our staff to lead the Seven Mile Creek Watershed Partnership.