Nutrient and Sediment Reduction through Conservation Planning to Benefit the Ecology of the Saginaw Bay Watershed.
The Saginaw Conservation District is conducting soil sampling and designing a nutrient management plan for local producers within the priority watersheds that drain into the Saginaw Bay. Our goal is to reduce the nutrient and sediment loading, which in turn will reduce water quality issues within the Saginaw Bay such as: sedimentation, eutrophication and algae blooms.
Our sampling includes ground located in Saginaw, Bay and
Tuscola Counties. At this time, we will be conducting sampling on approximately
11,000 acres that will be included in this project. Those test
results are being complied into site specific nutrient management plans for the
growers to implement.