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Garvey-Glenn Watershed Project

The Garvey-Glenn Watershed Project began in 2011. This is an overview of the on-going project which aims to promote and implement agricultural Best Management Practices (BMP's).
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Hayley Murray

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The Garvey-Glenn Watershed
More specifically, landowners in the Garvey-Glenn have identified major concerns surrounding:

In 2011, Maitland Conservation, along with nearly 40 farmers and landowners, began the Garvey-Glenn Watershed Project
The Garvey-Glenn Watershed Project
Soil Erosion
Stormwater Management
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The Garvey-Glenn became 1 of 5 priority areas identified by the Healthy Lake Huron Initiative, which aims to improve water quality
Goals of the project are to:
1.) Provide education on Best Management Practices
2.) Improve soil and water quality through the use of Best Management Practices
3 Step
Best Management Practice Approach

Step 1: Build Soil Health
Step 2: Control/Trap/ Treat Water
The watershed drains 17 sq km and empties directly into Lake Huron
85% of the land is agricultural
Landowners have had concerns with the health of the watershed

Riparian Areas:
Filter Runoff
Create Wildlife Habitat
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Adams Farm

Planted 6.4 acres of riparian area
Kraft Farm
Berms
Moore Farm
Cover Crops and Reduced Tillage Systems
Protecting Against Soil Erosion
Limiting Excess Nutrients
Building Soil Organic Matter
Now what are Best Management Practices anyway?
Practical, affordable approaches to conserving a farm's soil and water resources without sacrificing productivity-
OMAFRA

2.) Improve soil and water quality through the use of Best Management Practices
The second goal is the main focus of the project.
In Field
Berms
Grass Waterways
Below Fields
Wetlands
Best Management Practice Approach
By using Best Management Practices you are taking a step closer to protecting your soil and water resources.

Funding is available for you to get involved!

For more information


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Tomer, et al. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, Sept/Oct 2013. 113A
Step 3: Riparian Management
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Garvey-Glenn
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The Garvey-Glenn Watershed Project
3.) Monitor and assess the success of the project efforts overtime
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. (2016, 01 16). Best Management Practice Series. Retrieved 01 27, 2016, from Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/environment/bmp/series.htm

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