Keep your SOIL and your MONEY on your land – through a special funding source available over the next few years!
The program is now accepting applications for conservation financial assistance. Landowners and agricultural producers in Indian Mill Creek and Rogue River Watersheds in Kent, Montcalm, Newaygo and Ottawa counties are eligible to apply at their local office of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. There are State funds and federal dollars available to help your property install best management practices.
Conservation financial assistance through the Lower Grand Partnership Project is available for implementing a variety of designated practices (~57) to improve water quality and wildlife habitat. Some of these practices include; utilizing cover crops, conservation crop rotation, establishing vegetation for wildlife and pollinator habitat, vegetative filter strips and field borders, forest stand improvement, grassed waterways and nutrient management plans.
Call Kent County NRCS today for more information or to schedule a free, confidential site visit at (616) 942-4111 ext. 3.
Below are some of the many conservation practices and the cost-share reimbursement rates available through your USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service office.