The SASWCD is pleased to announce that we have received a "319" Clean Water Act Grant to continue promoting soil building work in the Meduxnekeag Watershed. Grant funds will be used to help growers improve soil health by using various conservation practices that will reduce soil erosion and water pollution.
Practices like cover crops, strip cropping, fall cover, riparian buffers (to name a few) will be funded based on a cost share system. The grant project is for practices implemented between now and November, 2018. Growers will need to sign up with the District and the earlier the better!
"Funding for this project, in part, was provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. The funding is administered by the Maine Dept of Environmental Protection in partnership with EPA."
For some soil health practices images and ideas, check out SARE's online library featuring photos and cover crop presentations. Click on SARE link