Collaboration

The Cedar Creek Farmers (CCF) and Washington County Land & Water Conservation Division recognize the need to bring together agribusiness, producers, and agriculture-focused organizations to cultivate dialogue within the watershed to elevate the collective performance of soil and water conservation. Washington County, with the assistance of Ozaukee County Land Resources, will aid in outreach and promotion of conservation practices in the CCF focus area. Washington County will also provide in-kind technical assistance with the coordination of workshops, field days and meetings with producers and landowners in the Cedar Creek Watershed. These gatherings will discuss approaches to improving soil health and water quality protection. Grant support through DATCP and match dollars from the Fund for Lake Michigan will enable the producer-led council to provide incentive payments for local producers and landowners to install conservation practices on a low-key trial basis.