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Sustain the Bay Award

September 28, 2023

S.H.E.D. Proposed Signage 2023July 19, 2023 - NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, has received a $1,000 award from the Sustain the Bay Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. This award will be used to print and install a large, full-color sign on the Soil Health Education and Demonstration (SHED) facility that is located on 30 acres of Oneida Nation tribal lands in the Town of Oneida in Outagamie County.

NEW Water partnered with Oneida Nation, Outagamie County Land Conservation Department (OCLCD), agronomists, producers, and others to establish the SHED as a soil health demonstration site with a building that houses equipment and hosts events aimed at providing soil health education for the Lower Fox and Upper Fox/Wolf Basins.

The SHED, established in 2022, serves to advance conservation education/outreach by hosting field days, workshops, and small group interactions allowing community members and producers to share their experiences and learn about soil health practices. It offers a central location to research and trial innovative cropping practices, educate and collaborate with producers and advisors, demonstrate conservation equipment and cropping practices, and store and maintain conservation equipment for area farms to use on their lands.

Image caption: Proposed SHED Signage

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