For Cleaner Water
       & Fewer Floods  
 

A Watershed Approach to Fewer Floods, More Productive

  • 01 Apr 2013
  • 7:00 PM
  • J. C. Hormel Nature Center, 1304 21st Street NE, Austin, MN 55912

Please join us for a special presentation with Larry Stone, Iowa author and nature photographer, and Bob Watson, an environmentalist who works in the Iowa wastewater industry.
“There's more than one way to mitigate flooding. Rather than only building expensive levees, dams, and other structures, we also need to manage watersheds to reduce the causes of the high water those structures are expected to contain. Perennial agriculture could re-create the complex "sponge" of vegetation that historically absorbed and held rainwater on and in the land.
Urban residents could spend political capital–rather than monetary capital–to support changes in the farm bill that would give farmers incentives to raise more perennial, sustainable crops. These crops and cropping systems–which are available now–also could ease the impacts of drought, reduce erosion and nutrient losses that contribute to hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico and other waters, and provide more wildlife habitat.” This program is FREE and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the Friends of the JCHNC and the Austin Izaak Walton League Chapter.
Please RSVP by March 31 by calling 507-437-7519 or emailing jchnatur@smig.net.

Contact Us:

Mailing Address: Zumbro Watershed Partnership, Inc.
1485 Industrial Drive NW, Room 102
Rochester, MN 55901


Office Address: Education Coordinator Kevin Strauss
   Olmsted County Soil and Water Conservation District Office
2122 Campus Drive SE, Suite 200
Rochester, MN 55904



ZWP Executive Director Contact Information 
Phone Number: 507-226-6787


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