The Marion County Conservation District announces a new sign-up period for Water Resources and Non Point Source cost share practices.
The Marion County Conservation District announces a new sign-up period for Water Resources and Non Point Source cost share practices. Both programs are funded through the State Conservation Commission and are administered by the Marion County Conservation District.The Water Resources Program promotes soil and water conservation, while Non Point Source focuses on water quality protection practices. The sign-up will be open through June 12, with funding available in July for those practices whose ranking identify them as natural resource priorities.Water Resources provides cost-share assistance to landowners for several conservation practices, including terraces, diversions, grass waterways (new or restoration) and grass seedings. The Non Point Source Program offers financial assistance for pollution control measures, such as abandoned well plugging, upgrading failing septic systems and livestock waste management practices. Both programs offer opportunities for landowners to implement new projects without bearing the entire financial burden.Landowners interested in Water Resources or Non Point Source cost share practices should contact the Marion County Conservation District at 303 Eisenhower Drive in Marion or call (620) 382-3520. All applications will be ranked according to preset criteria, determining which practices offer the greatest benefit to the county. Additional funds are available in the following river basins through the TMDL funding: Lower Ark (Sand Creek area), Walnut (Whitewater River area), Smoky Hill Saline (Turkey and Lyons Creek areas) and Neosho-Marion Reservoir drainage area.