Local conservation cost share programs available

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The Harrison County Conservation District is accepting applications for the 2016 Gateway/Barn Access Erosion Control Program through the month of June. The purpose of the gateway/barn access erosion program is to assist landowners with the necessary means to repair gateways and barn entrances to reduce degradation, soil erosion, and pollution.
 This is a 50/50 cost share program with a maximum payback of $500, meaning landowners will be reimbursed 50 percent of their expenses up to $500. One applicant per FSA farm number/landowner, and applicant must have an active Ag Water Quality Plan.  Applications must be approved prior to starting project, and project must be completed within 60 days after approval. Installation and maintenance requirements include: use of non-woven filter fabric, minimum of 6 inches of rock to secure fabric, and complete coverage of filter fabric.
Funds are limited, so stop by the Harrison County office during the month of June at 103 Rodgers Park Drive (beside Grand Haven Nursing Home).  If you have any questions contact Kayleigh Evans or Zach Traylor at 859-234-5876 ext. 3.