CRP awarded MDA Crop Research Grant

Previous Research Published in Agronomy Journal The Minnesota Department of Agriculture awarded Clean River Partners a 3-year grant to continue researching Interseeding Wide-Row Corn with Forage Cover Crops. In 2019, Clean River Partners was awarded a three-year Sustainable Agriculture and Demonstration grant from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to assess wide-row corn productivity trade-offs in a dual-useContinue reading “CRP awarded MDA Crop Research Grant”

Like a Watershed: Looking Forward by Reflecting on Clean River Partners’ Past

As we welcome our Executive Director Jennifer Tonko, we are met with an opportune time to express gratitude for our history and all those who have contributed to Clean River Partner’s growth. In celebration of this time of transition and growth, Clean River Partners student worker Anna Klein spoke with several of our past Executive Directors and shares their reflections with us here.

Jennifer Tonko Joins Clean River Partners as Executive Director

Clean River Partners, the region’s largest clean water nonprofit, welcomes Jennifer Tonko as their next Executive Director. Tonko takes up the role in January. For over 30 years, Clean River Partners has worked with community, government, and industry partners to clean and protect Southern Minnesota’s rivers, lakes, and drinking water. The organization works with cityContinue reading “Jennifer Tonko Joins Clean River Partners as Executive Director”

Cover Crops Continue Improving Dundas Trout Stream

By Alan Kraus and Dane McKittrick Clean River Partners, Northfield, MN The graph above shows the average nitrate level of all 2021 sampling locations from March 25th through August 10th Nitrate nitrogen, a plant food in fertilizers important for crop production, is one of only two pollutants that are increasing in the Cannon River. That’sContinue reading “Cover Crops Continue Improving Dundas Trout Stream”

A Letter To CRWP Members

I’m delighted to announce that we will officially have the opportunity to change our name from Cannon River Watershed Partnership to Clean River Partners at our Annual Meeting on May 13. Because you have been such an important partner for the organization throughout the years, we wanted you to be “in the know” as we complete this transition. WeContinue reading “A Letter To CRWP Members”

What’s Up With The Name Change?

By Clean River Partners Executive Director Kristi Pursell In 2021, the CRWP Board of Directors is asking our members to vote to change the name of Cannon River Watershed Partnership (CRWP) to Clean River Partners. A name change is something that the CRWP Board of Directors has been discussing for several years. The process to explore options for rebranding hasContinue reading “What’s Up With The Name Change?”