Take our Clean Water Challenge:
Match a Farmer’s Commitment
There is a
lot of talk today about agriculture’s impact on clean water. Certainly
agriculture is a contributor to the pollution in our waterways. But some
farmers have taken major steps to prevent soil and fertilizer from leaving
their farms. And you might be surprised by the impact a single farm can have!
For example, in one year, farmers in our BMP Challenge program reduced fertilizer
runoff to the Chesapeake Bay equal to the pollution
footprint of 285 households.
We aim to work with farmers to improve water quality by 10 to 20 percent in our
project areas and in the process; we’ll create "road maps" to include
more farmers and more watersheds. Our goal is to reduce fertilizer runoff by
756,000 lbs – that’s more than the impact of 54,000 households!
If farmers can achieve
such gains for clean water, so can you! You can take our Clean Water Challenge: Match a Farmer’s Commitment
and make a pledge to reduce your impact on your local watershed!
count each individual pledge towards our goal of 54,000 households matching the
commitment of farmers enrolled in our programs.
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work for you)
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