The Plum & Kankapot GLRI project team has been busy continuing efforts in the Plum & Kankapot Creek watersheds. The last few months of 2016 and the first few months of 2017 have been exciting as land conservation staff from Outagamie, Brown and Calumet County continue to advance the project. The first streambank protection project was completed in October of 2016 and resulted in the stabilization of a highly erodible section of Kankapot Creek that was responsible for roughly 8 tons of sediment loss. The first constructed treatment wetland was completed and water quality monitoring (being done by UW Green Bay and USGS) began and is now on-going. Cover crops were planted on 227 acres since October 1st of last year.
The team continues to look for producers willing to enroll in one of the many conservation programs that we have to offer: residue management, concentrated flow areas, buffer strips, no till and cover crops.
Additionally, land conservation staff continues to promote the use of agricultural equipment that can be borrowed, such as: full-size interseeders, no-till planter, manure injection equipment and planter attachments.
With today being the first day of spring, the team anticipates being busy “in the field” in the very near future. Cover crops planted last fall need to be checked and planning for this year’s field season has already begun.
For more information on the Plum and Kankapot project, contact Chad VandenLangenberg, Program Coordinator, Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance. Chad@FWWA.org
Chad VandenLangenberg – Fox Wolf Watershed Alliance