Healthy Soils Clean Water
TWF’s Watershed Conservationists work with local farmers to get to know the current situation of the land, help them increase yield, decrease overhead prices, and protect natural resources that are abundant in the watershed. These projects have ranged from restoring wetlands, to adding water and sediment control basins, planting grassed waterways, creating grade stabilization structures, and installing fencing to keep livestock off of streams to name a few.
The Soil Health Initiative is also one of the main programs implemented by TWF. Its focus is changing the way the farms operate to make them more efficient and environmentally friendly.This initiative includes practices such as no-till farming, cover crop planting, targeted pesticide application and advanced nutrient placement. Farmers interested in learning and seeing the difference these practices can yield may receive grants for the first two years. Many of the recipients of this information then continue to utilize these practices after seeing first-hand how beneficial they are for their farms and the environment.