MRC receives grant to assist landowners in retrofitting old and failing drain tile lines
The Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy was recently awarded a grant of $451,960 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund with the aim of increasing agricultural conservation in the area.
With the grant funding, MRC's plans to create a regional program that advances the implementation of conservation drainage practices and tests new agricultural best management practice technologies that have great potential to reduce nutrient and sediment from entering the Chesapeake Bay.
Many local farms initially were drained using a system of drain tiles. Unfortunately, over the decades these structures have deteriorated. MRC will work with agricultural landowners to retrofit old and failing drain tile lines with the latest conservation practices and create a drainage water management plan to maximize the benefits of the new conservation drainage system. For the full story, click here.
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