Watershed Research, Assessment & Stewardship Project (WRASP)
The Watershed Research, Assessment & Stewardship Program (WRASP), was created in 1997 to offer government agencies the other side of the story, a second opinion from the regulated community. The primary goal of WRASP was to provide farmers with options based on sound, scientific data that would do two things: improve water quality while increasing producer profitability. Since inception, the program has continued to demonstrate the national significance of improving water quality in Missouri watersheds. WRASP now serves as a shinning example of how working together to protect and restore our nation’s water can achieve environmental progress that will benefit all Americans and increase farm profitability for producers.
The WRASP initiative founded by Missouri Corn to improve water quality, recently received national recognition at the White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation in St. Louis. Convened by the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the WRASP initiative was among 37 conservation projects nationwide highlighted at the conference.
For any questions regarding water quality or other environmental programs, contact Environmental Consultant Darrick Steen.