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Grants Available to Farmers for Water and Soil Health Improvement

Monday, September 14, 2020 by Credit Valley Conservation

September 14, 2020 – Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) encourages farmers to take advantage of funding for on-farm water and soil improvement projects. Farmers can apply for grants of up to $25,000 through local Rural Water Quality Programs.

Local farmers are seeing the benefits from funding and technical advice offered by CVC. The Rural Water Quality Programs helped the Gardhouse family farm plant cover crops to improve soil moisture and manage nutrients. This regenerative agriculture practice creates more robust and resilient crops by enhancing soil health.

“Healthy soils are increasingly important as we face a changing and unpredictable climate,” says Mark Eastman, Senior Coordinator, Agricultural Outreach at CVC. “Farmers can draw on CVC’s technical expertise and funding programs to improve their farm and protect water, air, soil and biodiversity.”

Funding is available for a variety of projects including cover cropping, erosion control structures, soil testing and crop nutrient planning, manure management, livestock fencing, well decommissioning and upgrades, and more. Funding is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Get started today. Farmers in the Credit River Watershed are encouraged to call CVC’s Agricultural Outreach Coordinator at 416-294-7335 or visit cvc.ca/ruralwater.

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. That watershed is the area of land defined by where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

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