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Winrock International
Lake Erie

Legacy Project

Cooling the Hotspots

Erosion and deteriorating water quality are just two of the negative consequences when fertilizer used to grow crops makes its way into lakes and streams. This collaboration between Winrock, Michigan State University, conservation groups and farmers establishes financial incentives to encourage farmers to improve their environmental performance in ways that simultaneously protect their livelihoods and Lake Erie.

Funder: US EPA

Project Timeline: August 10, 2015 - January 31, 2018

Country: United States

Program Areas: Clean Energy and Environment, Water and Ecosystem Services