7 Mile Creek

Seven Mile Creek Watershed farmers share experiments in cover crops

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 →

Seven Mile Creek watershed hosts cover crop discussion

  By Trey Mewes tmewes@mankatofreepress.com 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 →

Field Day in St. Peter investigates the benefits of crop cover interseeding

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 →

St. Peter Herald Volunteers at Seven Mile Creek preserve banks of creek

By NANCY MADSEN nmadsen@stpeterherald.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 →

Watershed partnership assisting tomorrow’s leaders

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.

Seven Mile Creek Partnership Website

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 →