Watershed Protection Committee of Racine County

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. 

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What We Do

Education Programs

Education programs are designed to help farmers better understand how grassed buffers and cover crops influence water quality in Racine County through research of soil health, water health and nutrient management.

Winter Workshops

WPCR hosts a Winter Workshop in February for farmers to learn more about conservation practices and encourage them to implement them on their operations. 

Summer Field Days

Local farmers are invited to a farm participating in conservation efforts one day in the summer. While there, speakers showcase successful no-till and cover crop practices through demonstrations and tours.

Meetings

WPCR hosts formal and informal meetings. At the meetings, producers discuss current conservation practices utilized on their farms. They also discuss new techniques they might use on their operation.

Conferences

WPCR stays helps connect producers with additional cover crops and no-till local, state and national conferences. Conferences include: Annual Producer Led Workshop, Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference and Fox River Summit.

Interested in learning more about sustainability programs through buffers and cover crops?