The third stop for the 2014 Indian Creek Watershed Project Tour was focused on water quality on the banks of Indian Creek. Trent Thomas from Illinois Department of Natural Resources presented a fish shocking demonstration. Trent then explained the water quality based on the types of fish found from completing the demonstration.
Indian Creek Watershed Project is an innovative approach to on-farm conservation systems adoption.
- Real farmers implementing conservation systems while still making a living from their operation.
- On-farm research that demonstrates and measures success of new techniques and technology in a local setting, where area farmers can see how their neighbors made it work.
- A support network for area farmers, agribusinesses and technical service providers to learn about conservation technology together.
- Public and private financial and technical assistance resources to aid the farmer in implementation.
- Water quality data gathering to measure water quality changes.
- An outreach strategy to inform the public about the good things these farmers do.The Indian Creek Watershed Project provides educational, technical, financial and social support for producers to develop, implement and maintain comprehensive conservation systems on their operations.
CTIC, with partners, demonstrates and implements water quality conservation practices in the Indian Creek watershed in east central Illinois.
The Indian Creek Watershed Project provides educational, technical, financial and social support for producers to develop, implement and maintain comprehensive conservation systems on their operations.
Illinois EPA and other partners will conduct water quality monitoring in the watershed to document and determine if conservation practices are making a difference.
Partners will conduct field days and producer meetings through June 2013.
This project funded in part by IL EPA through Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.