THE FARMERS OF MILL CREEK WATERSHED COUNCIL
The Farmers of Mill Creek Watershed Council is a DATCP affiliated Producer-led Watershed Group. Their purpose is:
“We are a group of farmers who have come together because we care about the soil, water and farmers. We’d like to demonstrate to the public that farmers are conservation leaders, and we care about our land and water.”
What is a Producer-led Watershed Group?
The Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP) provides funding to Producer-led groups that focus on nonpoint source pollution abatement activities through the Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grant Program (PLWPG).
Program Goal: To improve Wisconsin’s soil and water quality by supporting and advancing Producer-led conservation solutions by increasing on the ground practices and farmer participation in these efforts.
Each application must come from a group of at least 5 farmers in the same watershed, collaborating with conservation agencies, institutions, or nonprofit organizations. There are 31 total projects that have been funded since the program’s inception in 2016.
To learn more about the DATCP producer-led Watershed Program visit the following website.