Conservation District announces special projects
The Obion County Soil Conservation District has received grant funding from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture to install conservation measures in two stream watersheds in Obion County. The watersheds are Harris Fork Creek and Davidson Creek.
The streams selected are on the state’s 303d list. The 303d streams have been identified as water quality impaired streams and special funding is provided to install conservation work on agricultural land in these watersheds. The intent of the program is to concentrate efforts and maximize the use of cost-share dollars to improve water quality in both watersheds. The Conservation District will cost-share with landowners to install eligible practices from 50 percent to 75 percent of the installation amount.
Agricultural landowners and farm producers who are in these watersheds can contact the local SCD office to determine if their farms are in the respective watersheds. Farm inventory of conservation needs will be performed by NRCS at no expense to the landowner and there is no obligation to participate during the inventory process. Land treatment practices available include: erosion control structures, pasture and grassland planting and other needed conservation measures. Row crop, as well as livestock operations, are encouraged to apply.
Funding is limited and applications will be serviced on a first-come first-served basis. Interested landowners and producers may contact the Obion County SCD at the USDA Service Center, located at 1216-B Stad Ave. in Union City, by phone at 885-6480, extension 3.
Published in The Messenger 1.15.08