Macon County Farm Bureau

Lake Decatur Watershed Efforts


For the first of nine Summer Nutrient Stewardship Field Days in 2021, partners in the Lake Decatur Watershed worked together to share updates on watershed management efforts taking place in the watershed. Topics covered also included background information about the watershed and historic management efforts, as well as discussions about various practices that can be used to preserve and improve water quality. Through the Nutrient Stewardship Grant, IFB working alongside Macon County Farm Bureau, the City of Decatur, Northwater Consulting, Macon County Soil and Water Conservation District, Illinois Land Improvement Contractors Association (ILICA), the University of Illinois, and CoverCress Inc. to host a field day in the Lake Decatur Watershed. Find more details in the article below, then watch the field day videos.

Certified Crop Advisors can receive self-reported Continuing Education Units (CEUs) after watching the videos for each of these field days. For more information and to find the self-reporting form, visit and click “Self-Report CEUs.”


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Field Day highlights


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Table of Contents

00:10 Lauren Lurkins, Director of Environmental Policy, Illinois Farm Bureau

11:22 Keith Alexander, Water Production Manager, City of Decatur

18:28 Jeff Boeckler, Principal Water Resource Specialist, Northwater Consulting

28:13 Angela Daily, Macon County Soil and Water Conservation District

29:18 Andrew Walker, Watershed Technician, Macon County Soil and Water Conservation District

31:58 Gentry Davidson, Watershed Specialist, Macon County Soil and Water Conservation District

33:57 Mike DeCamp, CEO, CoverCress Inc.

39:42 Chris Aulbach, Lead Agronomist, CoverCress Inc