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State RCPP: Raritan Basin Partners for Source Water Protection

Raritan Basin Partners for Source Water Protection is focused on the area shown on this map.The New Jersey Water Supply Authority (NJWSA) partnered with the Hunterdon Land Trust and the Hunterdon County Agricultural Development Board to request RCPP funds from USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for their proposal, Raritan Basin Partners for Source Water Protection. The Raritan Basin Partners will contribute nearly $554 thousand to combine with the USDA funding to implement conservation practices and easements that benefit water quality and soil health on farms in these watersheds. 

NRCS will direct $700,000 made available through the 2016 Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) toward conservation projects in the South Branch Raritan River and Lockatong and Wickecheoke Creek Watersheds. These designated funds will support technical and financial assistance for operators of the 1,400 farms in the target area who apply for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program - Agricultural Land Easements (ACEP-ALE).

Find out if your property is in the focus area.

Enter the property address on the interactive map linked here (also from the map displayed on this page). The map will show your location; click on the map to open a screen that will provide the sub-watershed you are in, the funding you are eligible to apply for, and who to contact to learn more.

 

Contact: Dan Reynolds, daniel.reynolds@nj.usda.gov or dreynolds@raritanbasin.org
Phone: (908) 483-2361

 

updated 9/18/2017