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2013 MFCRWD Project of the Year

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Lilleberg Farms – Woodchip Bioreactor

The Lilleberg’s have worked with the Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District to implement a woodchip bioreactor on their property in the Diamond Lake subwatershed.

Woodchip bioreactors are covered trenches filled with wood chips where tile drainage passes through. Water and nutrients, specifically nitrate-nitrogen, flows through the woodchip bioreactor as nitrates are removed by aerobic bacteria. Woodchip bioreactors are an effective tool too reduce nitrogen loading to surface waters by 50% on average.

Congratulations to the Lilleberg family for their efforts and being awarded the 2013 MFCRWD Project of the Year!