The Greasy Creek-Strawberry River Watershed National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) Project is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers for addressing water quality concerns in this watershed in Fulton county. The project area is 17,984 acres.
Resource Concerns Addressed by the Project
Water Quality Degradation - Excessive nutrients in surface and ground waters (primary)
Water Quality Degradation - Excessive sediment in surface water (primary)
Water Quality Degradation - Excessive pathogens in surface and ground waters (primary)
Inadequate Habitat for Fish and Wildlife - Habitat degradation (secondary)
Reduce soil loss in the watershed to improve water quality in a segment of the Strawberry River and tributaries to the Strawberry River.
Voluntarily implement a systems approach of conservation practices to reduce nutrients, pathogens, and sediment by 2023 in target acres.
Conservation Practice Funding
Funding will be available to eligible landowners through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). NRCS will provide financial assistance for a systems approach using approved conservation practices for the purpose of addressing resource concerns. Land and producer eligibility, adjusted gross income, and all other program criteria for participation must be met to participate in this initiative. Agricultural lands and Private Forestlands are eligible for enrollment in the initiative.