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Conservation district to hold CREP Program training

The Clinton County Conservation District was recently awarded a grant to help farmers and landowners install Best Management Practices (BMP’s) and other conservation measures to prevent pollution in our local streams, lakes, and rivers.

The grant was provided through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Outreach Program Office (administered by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts). The CREP Program actually pays farmers and other landowners to conserve and enhance their land.

The Clinton County Conservation District will use this grant to hold a workshop in the spring of 2022 to explain the financial and environmental benefits of the CREP Program.

“With this funding, anyone who owns land next to a waterway will be invited to find out if they are a candidate to get paid to conserve and enhance their land,” said Wade Jodun, Clinton County Conservation District Manager. “Over the next year, we plan to educate landowners on the CREP Program and to help those already enrolled in the program with maintenance issues. For those interested in attending a CREP workshop, call Clinton County Conservation District’s Watershed Specialist Toby Boyer (570) 726-3798.”

Through this grant program, eight projects across the state received funding to provide field days, workshops, and one-on-one visits to individuals interested in conservation and sustainable land management. For a complete listing of awarded projects, visit https://tinyurl.com/CREP2021-22.

Financial and other support for the CREP Outreach Program Office Mini-grant Program is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a Growing Greener Watershed Protection grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and with additional support from USDA-NRCS.

For more information about the Clinton County Conservation District, visit https://www.clintoncountypa.com/departments/conservation-district or call (570) 726-3798. For more information about CREP, visit www.creppa.org.

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The Clinton County Conservation District provides quality leadership, education, and service for the stewardship and conservation of the county’s natural resources.

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