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ABOUT WPCR 

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The Watershed Protection Committee of Racine County (WPCR) consists of a group of local farmers leading efforts in erosion control, water and soil quality improvements, and providing information to farmers and rural landowners on conservation practices. 

OUR MISSION.

The Watershed Protection Committee of Racine County works collaboratively on a producer led water quality protection project in the Eagle Creek, Hoosier Creek, Wind Lake Drainage Canal, West Branch Root River Canal, Village of Union Grove West Branch Root River Canal and Goose Lake Branch Canal watersheds to achieve improved water quality. The WPCR will lead these efforts by reaching out to farmers and providing incentive payments for conservation practices to promote soil and water health. 

Growing conservation knowledge to improve land and water quality

OUR COMMITTEE.

WPCR members have varying types of farming operations. Each brings a unique perspective and understanding of conservation practices.

Chairperson

Tom Greil 

Vice Chairperson 

Brian Gunderson 

Treasurer 

Anthony Beck 

Secretary 

Dr. Jim Stute

Farm Manager & Chairman of Fundraising 

AJ Weis - 262-492-4133

Directors 

Adam Lasch

Chuck Mealy

Mike Stever

Jon Bird

Members 

Andy Beck

Tom Burlingham

Jim Halladay

John Holloway

Austin Liles

Charles Mealy

John Napientek

Jeff Rice

John Vyvyan

Al Wilks

FARMER
OPPORTUNITIES
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COLLABORATORS.

The success of WPCR would not be possible without the efforts of various collaborators. Strong working relationships exist with the following agencies/individuals: 

 

Racine County Land Conservation Committee and Staff

USDA Farm Service Agency

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

University of Wisconsin - Extension

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection