VALLEY STEWARDSHIP NETWORK: Kickapoo Farmer-Led

Purpose

The Valley Stewarship Network is sponsoring a project to initiate two farmer-led watershed councils to identify and cooperatively solve nutrient runnoff issues with conservation practices fundable though the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI). Project activities and deliverables include: 1) mailings, meetings, and events to identify leaders and goals within Tainter and Knapp Creek watersheds, 2) establishment and facilitation of councils, 3) sociological surveys, 4) outreach and training re: MRBI conservation practices including water quality sampling, 5) data summarization with annual reports and mapping, 6) development of outreach materials for field day events, 7) pre and post-practice water quality samping and data entry (SWIMS), and 8) final report. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Planner. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide the Lake Planner with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of the grantee's final payment request.

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River Grant
River Planning Grant
RP27816
2016
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Reports and Documents
The Kickapoo Watershed covers approximately 700 square miles containing over 500 river miles. The watershed is within portions of Vernon, Crawford, Monroe and Richland Counties in southwest Wisconsin. River Planning Grant funding built the capacity of VSN to assist with the MRBI outreach and conservation goal development efforts, while increasing the participation of area farmers in our water quality programs. The document summarizes the Goals/Job Objectives; Activities; Method/Data; and Deliverable/Outcomes and provides specific details of VSN’s watershed council and related water quality work within this RPG grant project.
 
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The Valley Stewardship Network is sponsoring a project to initiate two farmer-led watershed councils to identify and cooperatively solve nutrient runoff issues with conservation practices fundable though the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI). Project activities and deliverables include: 1) mailings, meetings, and events to identify leaders and goals within Tainter and Knapp Creek watersheds, 2) establishment and facilitation of councils, 3) sociological surveys, 4) outreach and training re: MRBI conservation practices including water quality sampling, 5) data summarization with annual reports and mapping, 6) development of outreach materials for field day events, 7) pre and post-practice water quality samping and data entry (SWIMS), and 8) final report. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Planner.
ATTAINS Water Identified for Protection
The Valley Stewardship Network is sponsoring a project to initiate two farmer-led watershed councils to identify and cooperatively solve nutrient runoff issues with conservation practices fundable though the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI). Project activities and deliverables include: 1) mailings, meetings, and events to identify leaders and goals within Tainter and Knapp Creek watersheds, 2) establishment and facilitation of councils, 3) sociological surveys, 4) outreach and training re: MRBI conservation practices including water quality sampling, 5) data summarization with annual reports and mapping, 6) development of outreach materials for field day events, 7) pre and post-practice water quality samping and data entry (SWIMS), and 8) final report. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Planner.
 
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