Cleaning out long-neglected farm drains

A coalition of organizations is collaborating to clean the drains in Beaver Creek, in Fort Erie, and those involved hope it will be a template for future cleaning of drains where at-risk species have been found


Ed Dykstra farms in Fort Erie. Ask him how many of his more than 2,000 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat and hay are affected by the town’s long-neglected drainage systems and he says: “All of them.”

Better Farming - October 2012