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RCPP: Black River Greenway-Soil and Water Protection

Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Lead Partner: New Jersey Conservation Foundation

Click on this image for larger imageFunding is available for farmers in the Black River Greenway to implement projects and practices to improve local soil and water quality. The New Jersey Conservation Foundation (NJCF) established a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS), and Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding has been set aside to support conservation efforts in this area, which includes portions of Morris, Somerset and Hunterdon Counties. In addition, EQIP funding is available for projects that include forestry practices in the Fox Hill area of Tewksbury Township. The application period for this RCPP-EQIP funding will be open through Friday, May 3, 2019.

Once enrolled in EQIP, farmers in this watershed can also apply for supplemental funding for water quality practices through the New Jersey Water Supply Authority’s Ag Mini-Grant program.

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Farmers who operate in the Black River Greenway are encouraged to contact USDA-NRCS to determine their eligibility for this funding.

  • For locations in Hunterdon and Somerset counties, contact USDA-NRCS in Frenchtown at 908-782-4614, ext. 3.
  • For locations in Morris County, contact USDA-NRCS in Hackettstown at 908-852-2576, ext. 3.
  • For information regarding the New Jersey Water Supply Authority's Ag Mini-Grant program, contact Dan Reynolds at daniel.reynolds@nj.usda.gov or 908-483-2361.

updated 3/19/2019