Prairie strip vegetation is shown Aug. 17, 2021, south of Grand Meadow in the middle of corn fields operated by Mower County farmer Wayne DeWall. This will be the site of a free field day on prairie strips Sept. 15, 2021, as organized by Mower SWCD, Minnesota Department of Agriculture and others.

Prairie strips focus of upcoming field day

Mower SWCD, partners offer free event Sept. 15; RSVP by Sept. 14

Prairie strips established in small areas of southeast Minnesota crop fields are showing the ability to improve water quality on site by filtering rainwater.

Prairie strips on the DeWall farm in summer 2021 near Grand Meadow.

Formed in 2007, CRWD works to reduce flooding and improve water quality on the Cedar River State Water Trail and its tributaries in southern Minnesota.