Cortland County Soil & Water District Awarded Funds to Help Farmers Protect Local Water Supplies
The Cortland County Soil & Water Conservation District will get $864 thousand dollars from the state to help farmers implement measures to protect the watershed.
Cortland County is one of 27 counties to share in over $12 million dollars in grant funding to assist farmers with projects such as nutrient management plans and best management practice systems to protect water quality.
Projects that are eligible for funding include grazing systems to prevent soil erosion, vegetative buffers along streams to control and filter run-off, and manure management systems to help maintain water quality.
Cayuga County was awarded over $723 thousand dollars as part of the grant announcement.
The funding is awarded through the state Department of Agriculture and Markets and funded through the Environmental Protection Fund.