Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District
Attention Pearson Creek AgNPS SALT Project Landowners
If you are a landowner living in the Pearson Creek Watershed east of Springfield, including the areas draining into Galloway and Turner Creek or even the James River from Highway 125 to Lake Springfield, you are in the designated special project area. The Pearson Creek Special Area Land Treatment Project is aimed specifically at improving water quality in this watershed. This is done by offering cost-share opportunities and incentives to encourage landowners to voluntarily implement farming practices that prevent pollution. Some of the practices offered through this grant pay per-acre cash incentives. Participants can earn $500 to $1,200 per acre as well as cost-share (including well drilling) to replace their current natural water source. Other practices pay $30 per acre to encourage landowners to apply fertilizer according to a soil test or $15 per acre to control weed and insect pests.
These are just a few of the many new practices offered by this grant. If you live in the watershed and are interested in learning more give us a call. We would be happy to come out and visit about what this project has to offer.
The Fellows/McDaniel – Fulbright 319 Project ends Feb. 15, 2010.
The Fellows/McDaniel – Fulbright 319 Watershed Project ended Feb. 15, 2010. This project started in February 2007 and was extremely successful. Over the last three years, the 319 Project has helped repair 15 failing septic systems, pumped out 64 septic tanks and written and delivered lawn nutrient plans to 50 homeowners. The project worked with agricultural producers as well. Four grazing systems were completed as well as 33 acres of livestock exclusion and seven acres of riparian forest buffers.
As part of this 319 grant, a Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan was developed with the help of the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks and local citizens in the area. This plan is an attempt to identify all of the major sources of impairment in the watershed and to develop long-term solutions to those problems that are both supported by the public and feasible. It is intended that this plan can be used as a guide to identify future research needs as well as a basis for future grant projects in the area.
If you are interested about this project and want to know more, please give us a call.