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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

MRBI Projects in Wisconsin

Active Projects

Rush River 2, Pierce County - Apply by November 20, 2020

Past Projects

Rush River 1, Pierce County - Apply by May 17, 2019

Kickapoo RiverVernon, Crawford, Monroe and Richland Counties 

Dane County Land & Water Resources Department (DCLWRD) Sixmile Creek Watershed

Kettle Moraine Land Trust

For additional information contact Melissa Bartz, Wisconsin Assistant State Conservationist for Programs, at or 608-662-4422, extension 232.