The following was first published on the 4 the Soil website.
Keeping local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay clean requires everyone to be actively involved in protecting water quality, managing nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus, and building soil health.
CBF Watershed Restoration Specialist Matt Kowalski speaks with Jeff Ishee and Eric Bendfeldt from the podcast 4 the Soil: A Conversation about soil health and water quality.
Matt's work specifically focuses on agricultural best management practices and projects to restore wetland and riverside areas. Matt emphasizes that keeping water clean needs to happen farm by farm and lawn by lawn and that we all can do our part to improve water quality and save the Chesapeake Bay.
- The Mountains-to-Bay Grazing Alliance brings together private and public partners to promote the implementation of rotational grazing and related conservation practices.
- Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation's (DCR) guide to year-round yard care provides tips so you can help protect Virginia's waterways and wildlife and still enjoy a vibrant, healthy yard.
- Fairfax County's Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District has a wealth of resources for creating a well-planned landscape which can save you money by reducing energy consumption. It also improves the quality of your local stream or pond.
- Join the Virginia Soil Health Coalition and the 4 the Soil movement by pledging to do your part to build soil health and protect water quality.