Drainage Water Management
Lake Erie Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program is a federal and state conservation partnership designed to address
agriculture‐related environmental concerns. Participants receive financial incentives from USDA to voluntarily enroll
environmentally sensitive cropland or pastureland in contracts for a period of 15 years.
Lake Erie CREP: Wetland Restoration
The purpose of wetland restoration is to reestablish the area’s hydrology and vegetation. This practice provides meaningful benefits to landowners, creating a carbon sink, flood control method, water filtration mechanism and wildlife habitat.