Keeping What Where?

Sediment and fertilizer nutrients are the two greatest polluters of our waters. The Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program makes a direct difference—in water quality, land use, and agricultural productivity. This federal/state partnership has supported well over 479 demonstration, educational, restoration and technical assistance projects throughout the Great Lakes region.

In taking action to keep sediment and nutrients on the land, the Sediment/Nutrient Reduction Program protects our water quality, our drinking water and our Great Lakes.


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New funding cycle: $1.7 million awarded watershed restoration projects
We help districts remediate erosion

Our Program

The Sediment/Nutrient Reduction Program has been making a difference since 1991. Previously known as the Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control, we are coordinated by the Great Lakes Commission in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Natural Resources Conservation Service), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The program is overseen by a Task Force with members from the 8 Great Lakes states.

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