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Agriculture Inventory Planning and Implementation Efforts to Reduce Nutrient Loading into the Western Lake Erie Basin
In recent years, the Western Lake Erie Basin has been experiencing the reappearance of significant algal blooms, some of which are harmful to aquatic life, can present challenges for drinking water treatment, and are caused in part by excessive nutrients from agriculture. This one-hour webinar will highlight the agriculture inventory planning and implementation efforts in the Western Lake Erie Basin led by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s Nonpoint Source Program and implemented by local Conservation Districts. The agricultural inventory process utilizes a modeling component, a desktop analysis component and a field inventory, to collect site specific data to locate and prioritize agricultural sites that have the potential to impact water quality. The goal is to implement agricultural best management practices on sites with the greatest potential to achieve phosphorus loading reductions that are needed to improve water quality. This is an opportunity for the general public, agency partners or anyone who wants to know what Michigan is doing to reduce nutrient loading to Lake Erie.

After registering, you will receive an email from "EGLE Outreach" with a link for you to use to join the webinar.

Individuals needing language assistance or accommodations for effective participation should contact Joel Roseberry roseberryj@michigan.gov by Sept. 23 to request language, mobility, visual, hearing, translation, and/or other assistance.

Oct 5, 2022 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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