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DCSWCD Continues Hydroseeding
Purchased through a Department of Environmental Conservation grant, the Soil and Water Conservation District has a hydroseeder available to stabilize town road ditches. In the last year and a half DCSWCD has assisted Four Towns in seeding six acres. This was done on over 10 miles of roadside on 22 different roads.
Five Steps to Meet Conservation Compliance-
USDA recently posted an article on how to meet conservation compliance. This must be done in order to be eligible to receive many USDA benefits, including loans, disaster assistance, federal crop insurance premium subsidies and conservation assistance. The purpose of conservation compliance is to reduce soil loss by erosion and also to protect wetlands. The article details 5 Steps to meet Conservation Compliance and can be viewed at the link below.
Dutchess County Completes Emergency Watershed Protection Program
With funding from the USDA, NYS DEC, and NYS Empire Development, Dutchess County has completed the Emergency Watershed Protection Program. This involved 1,400 yards of debris removal from floods, construction of a high flow channel, and to protect downstream bridges. This project was completed to alleviate flooding in the area.