Financial assistance for Ag producers to improve water quality
Agricultural producers in three Florida watersheds can apply for financial assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service until May 19. The funding will support projects that improve water quality in high-priority streams and rivers.
The watersheds are Deep Creek and Clarks Creek on the Lower St. Johns River in Putnam and St. Johns counties, and the Little Scurlock Creek Watershed on the Lower Choctawhatchee River in Jackson and Washington counties.
The National Water Quality Initiative helps farmers and ranchers adopt conservation practices such as improving soil nutrient management, planting cover crops, using conservation cropping systems, establishing filter strips and monitoring water quality.
The contact for the Deep Creek and Clarks Creek watersheds is NRCS District Conservationist Lakeisha Barber. She can be reached at (386) 328-2908, ext. 3. In Little Scurlock Creek, contact District Conservationist MaryJane Nelson at (850) 526-2610, ext. 3.
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