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The Redwood River Clean Water Project is a six year program  designed to improve water quality in the Redwood River and Lake Redwood. 

 

Mission

The mission of the Redwood River Clean Water Project is to create awareness and appreciation for the value of a clean Redwood River, promote watershed identity, and cooperatively achieve land use changes necessary to restore the River's health.

Goals
Redwood River:

 

Reduce sediment and nutrients by 15%-30%

 

Expand game fishery habitat and fishing opportunities

 

Reduce peak flows and improve flow stability

Lake Redwood:

 

Reduce sediment and nutrients by 15%-25%

 

Capable of supporting a fish management program   

 

Stabilize lake levels

Objectives

 

Support restoration of 5000 acres of wetlands

 

Create and maintain permanent buffer strips on all public watercourses

 

Establish tillage practices of minimum or no-till on 90% of cropland in priority areas

 

Design and install livestock waste management systems in priority areas

These goals and objectives are accomplished through one-on-one landowner contacts and an extensive information and education program that encourages implementation of best management practices on agricultural land. 

Landowners who voluntarily choose to implement best management practices receive technical assistance and up to seventy-five percent cost-share to help pay the cost of installing conservation practices. Effects of best management practices on water quality are monitored through a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation program. 

Activities of the Project are divided into four program elements: Best Management Practices, Monitoring and Evaluation, Information and Education, and Project Administration. 

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