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Filter Strip

Photo of a filter stripFilter strips are strips of grass, trees, or shrubs that filter or clean runoff and remove contaminants before they reach water bodies or water sources, such as wells.

How it helps...

  • Grass, trees and shrubs provide cover for small birds and animals
  • Ground cover reduces soil erosion
  • The vegetative strip moves row crop operations farther from a stream
  • Vegetation prevents contaminants from entering water bodies, protecting water quality


  • Soil Erosion
  • Water Quality
  • Wildlife