Silver Creek Project highlighted
February 2022 Edition - An article in “Insight on Business” featured NEW Water's Silver Creek Project.
"Water plays such an important role in the lives of our community,” Streckenbach says. “When we think about solutions and protecting this great resource, we have to have all hands on deck.”
The pact addresses collective problems like phosphorous runoff, which can lead to algae blooms that affect water quality by depleting oxygen levels. Through its partnerships the county now has 25,000 acres of farmland in cover crop, Streckenbach says.
Earlier efforts included the Silver Creek watershed project that developed an adaptive management program, adding significant amounts of cover crop and other steps to reduce phosphorous. Community partners including the Oneida Nation, area farmers, UW-Green Bay, wildlife organizations, land management agencies and NEW Water collaborated on the work.
- From Insight on Business, February 2022 | Vol 14
NEW Water undertook the Silver Creek Watershed Pilot Project starting in 2014 to gain firsthand experience in phosphorus and sediment reductions through partnerships with nonpoint sources. Many stakeholders collaborated on the Silver Creek project.