West Fork Crooked Creek Water Quality and Soil Health Initiative
The West Fork Crooked Creek Water Quality and Soil Health Initiative supports the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and the Iowa Water Quality Initiative by working with producers within the West Fork Crooked Creek Watershed in Washington and Keokuk Counties. The project will demonstrate and accelerate the adoption of conservation practices that have been proven to be most effective in reducing nitrate-N and phosphorus in streams.
The project will also provide cost share assistance to implement these practices, namely cover crops, bioreactors, wetlands, and grassed buffers. Educational efforts will include field days, newsletters, and informational meetings.