Tuesday, April 13, 2021

SRBC Lower Susquehanna Source Water Protection Partnership Meets May 13

Mike Snyder, District Conservationist at the Lebanon Field Office for the Natural Resources Conservation Service will outline NRCS’s methods and role in promoting water quality improvements and source water protection with private agricultural landowners through their Conservation Planning process. 

Discussion will include inventorying available resources, evaluating resource concerns, developing alternatives, decision-making and implementation.

Ashley Lenig, Conservation Program Manager at the Pennsylvania office of the NRCS, will provide an overview of NRCS programs, initiatives, and incentives related to Source Water Protection in the Lower Susquehanna River region. 

The contracting process from application to selection for funding will be reviewed. Ashley will highlight work done in the Swatara Creek watershed through the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI). 

She will also discuss incentivized practices in source water areas and the source water protection provisions in the federal Farm Bill of 2018.

There will also be a round-up of Source Water Protection updates from Partnership members.

Click Here to register and for more information.  Questions should be directed to James Shallenberger, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, jshallenberger@srbc.net or call 717-238-0423 x1115

For more information on this partnership, visit the Lower Susquehanna Source Water Protection Partnership webpage.

For more information on programs, training opportunities and upcoming events, visit the Susquehanna River Basin Commission website.  Click Here to sign up for SRBC’s newsletter.   Follow SRBC on Twitter, visit them on YouTube.

[Posted: April 13, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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