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Farmer water quality workshops set

October 26, 2017 / by Minnesota Soybean Categories: Council News, Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council

Houston Engineering, MSR&PC team up on WRAPs meetings

The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and Houston Engineering, Inc. (HEI) are teaming up on a series of four Water Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) Workshops in watersheds scheduled for a WRAPS or pollution-reduction plan. The workshops will allow farmers to get a better understanding of the WRAPS and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) process and how to have a positive impact on the outcomes of these processes.

TMDL and WRAPS

The Clean Water Act (CWA) was enacted to attain “fishable and swimmable” waters, create a basic structure for managing pollution entering public waters, and set standards for water quality conditions. Different laws and requirements were born from the CWA, including TMDL and WRAPS. A TDML is a state process that sets a pollution diet for waters. A WRAPS is a document containing the strategies developed by local leaders and farmers to make progress towards achieving or keeping pollution diets. During the development of WRAPS, landowners and farmers are given the opportunity to help develop these strategies.

To learn more about how to be involved in a water-quality process that directly impacts farmers, join us at one of the following sessions:

Nov. 28-Melrose
Dec. 7-Redwood Falls
Dec. 8-Madison
Dec. 19-St. James

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