Twenty-five Mile Creek Watershed Project

Kershaw County and the Town of Elgin are assisting Richland County which has been awarded a grant from the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) to reduce bacteria levels in the Twenty-five Mile Creek Watershed located in Richland, Kershaw and Fairfield Counties. The goal of the Twenty-five Mile Creek Watershed Project is to work with local land owners on voluntary projects to reduce bacteria from agricultural activities. The project includes promotion of best management practices that improve livestock health, forage production and water quality. The project will provide up to 70% cost share assistance to livestock farmers to develop conservation plans and install practices such as cross fencing for rotational grazing, stream exclusion fencing, stream crossings, wells, watering troughs and more. Participation in the program is voluntary and interested land owners are encouraged to contact the Mike Newman at (803) 602-2585 for more information and to determine if your property is eligible to participate in the program. For more information, see www.rcgov.us/twentyfivemile

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