Del. Makes Grants Available For Clean Water Projects


Grant money is flowing into clean-water-related projects in The First State. According to the Department of Natural Resources, more than $1.23-million in non-point source pollution grants have been made available to Delawareans, government agencies and conservation districts in all three counties. Money comes from the federal Clean Water Act. A wide range of projects have…

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Grants Available For Farmers To Plant Cover Crops


More than $540,000 will be available for the planting of cover crops in the Delaware Bay and Inland Bays watersheds of Sussex County over the next two years. The USDA protection project focuses on improving water quality by improving the health of the soil and is locally coordinated by the Sussex Conservation District. “We are…

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VIDEO | Sussex Conservation District Dedicates New Digs

photo courtesy of Sussex Conservation District

It can be a dirty job, but the Sussex Conservation District is now operating out of new, refurbished facilities in the Georgetown area. The Sussex Conservation District provides “technical guidance and financial assistance to enhance, maintain, protect and improve land and water quality resources.” Although the improvements were completed months ago, a dedication was held…

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Sussex County Council Discusses the Sussex Conservation District & Master Planning


The Sussex County Council met Tuesday morning in Georgetown. They started the morning with a presentation from David Baird, the District Coordinator for the Sussex Conservation District. They provide technical guidance and financial assistance to enhance, maintain, protect, and improve land and water resources. Their programs include agriculture conservation, sediment and stormwater and heavy equipment.…

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Virtual Farmer Panel to Discuss Soil Health


A virtual farmer panel will discuss soil health topics on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Steve Groff, owner of Cover Crop Coaching, will moderate the discussion. Panelists include Blaine Hitchens, a Sussex County farmer and National Association of Conservation District Soil Health Champion from Laurel, Del., Steve Kraszewski, of Mason’s Heritage…

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