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Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative

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To improve the health of the Mississippi River Basin, NRCS has established the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI). Through this Initiative, NRCS and its partners will help producers in selected watersheds in the Mississippi River Basin voluntarily implement conservation practices that avoid, control, and trap nutrient runoff; improve wildlife habitat; and maintain agricultural productivity.

Learn more about the Initiative for 2015 or


MRBI Projects in Wisconsin

Active Projects

Kickapoo River, Vernon, Crawford, and Richland Counties

Rush River, Pierce County (Apply by October 2, 2015)

Past Projects

Dane County Land & Water Resources Department (DCLWRD) Sixmile Creek Watershed (Apply by June 26, 2015)

Kettle Moraine Land Trust

For additional information contact Tom Krapf, Wisconsin Assistant State Conservationist, at or 608-662-4422, extension 232.