The Iroquois River and its tributaries are listed on the 303d list for “excessive nutrients”, which negatively impact aquatic wildlife and potentially can impact groundwater drinking supplies. We think failing septic systems, manure mismanagement, field soil erosion, nitrogen loss out of tile drains and lawn fertilizer, bare ground during the winter, stream access by livestock, lack of conservation tillage, and geological based hotspots may be significant sources of nutrients.
What we want:
Waterways delisted from 303d list, reduce nutrients reaching waterways, more acres in conservation tillage, use of cover crops, funding sources, filter strips. and septic management issues.