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Central Wisconsin Windshed Partners

 

Wind erosion

 
 
People usually think of Kansas when they think of wind erosion, but the flat landscape of the Central Sands region is especially prone to wind erosion, too. 
 
Blowing soil can cause loss of fertile top soil, nutrient pollution in lakes, and even create traffic hazards.  Planting trees as living windbreaks is a simple solution! 

The Central Wisconsin Windshed Partners (CWWP) is a cooperative venture of Golden Sands Resource Conservation  and Development Council, Inc.; the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association; the vegetable processing industry; the Land Conservation Committees of Adams, Juneau, Portage, Waushara, Wood, and working with Marathon, Marquette, and Waupaca Counties; the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection; the Natural Resources Conservation Service; the University of Wisconsin; and the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Service.

Based out of the Ag Research Station in Hancock, the CWWP seeks to assist people with wind erosion and snow control, landscaping, wildlife habitat development, and livestock protection by: 
 
  • Offering a full-service windbreak establishment and follow-up maintenance program

  • The maintenance program includes mowing, hand weeding, and replacing dead plants for the first three years of the plants establishment

  • Offering full-service prairie grass seeding

  • Offering full-service reforestation planting

  • Conducting on-farm conservation tillage demonstrations

  • Providing education and information

Cost-sharing is available to those who participate in our program and meet qualifications.

The CWWP is always looking to attract new people and work with them to conserve our natural resources.  If you have any question about what we do or offer, please feel free to contact the CWWP office.

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GSRC&D Administrator,
Jul 18, 2012, 11:15 AM
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GSRC&D Administrator,
Jul 18, 2012, 11:08 AM
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