Lower Skunk River Water Quality & Soil Health Initiative Project

The Lower Skunk River Water Quality and Soil Health Initiative Project received its three-year project extension that will carry through June of 2020.
The project, begun in June 2014, has accomplished over 5,000 acres of cover crops, installed over 138,000 feet of terraces, installed two constructed wetlands, and one saturated buffer.
The Lower Skunk River Water Quality and Soil Health Initiative is a Water Quality Initiative project consisting of 134,541 acres, including 12 watersheds. Its purpose is to carry out the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and Water Quality Initiative by implementing specific nutrient reduction practices.
The project area encompasses sections of Henry, Lee, Jefferson and Van Buren counties.