Funds anticipated for cost share programs

Published 7:17 pm Thursday, June 26, 2014

From the Beaufort Soil and Water Conservation District

The Beaufort Soil and Water Conservation District expects to receive its North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program (NCACSP) and Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP) cost share allocations from the Soil and Water Conservation Commission in August.  NCACSP funds will be used for non-point source pollution control from agricultural activities.  CCAP funds will be used for nonpoint source pollution control from residential, suburban, and urban activities.  These funds will be available to assist farmers and landowners with the installation of best management practices that will help to decrease the amount of sediment, nutrients, nitrogen, phosphorus, chemicals, and other pollutants in the surface and ground waters of the state.

For Program Year 2015, that begins on July 1, 2014, farmers, land owners, and operators may apply for cost share assistance to install conservation practices such as conservation tillage, precision nutrient management, precision agrichemical application, cover crops, water control structures, agricultural pond restoration/repair/sediment removal, lagoon closures, rain gardens, and abandoned well closures.

For more information or would like to apply for funds, call the District’s Office at 946-4989 (Ext. 3) or visit the office at 155 Airport Road.  The office will send a conservation specialist to visit your farm and discuss solutions for protecting creeks, streams, lakes, and rivers in the Tar-Pamlico and Neuse River