Water Quality (Section 319) Cost-Share Projects

 


Cedar-Folsom Watershed Project

Settingdown Creek Watershed Nutrient Management Planning Initative

Altamaha River Basin Nutrient Management Planning Initiative

Worksheet for calculating the fertilizer value of broiler litter

 

Cedar-Folsom Watershed Project

The Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission is working with local stakeholders and organizations in the Cedar Creek Watershed and Folsom Creek Watershed (Ocmulgee River Basin) to monitor impaired streams in these two watersheds and identify sources of pollution.

Once monitoring is complete, a Watershed Management Plan (WMP) will be developed for these two watersheds using EPA’s “Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters” and GA-EPD’s Watershed Planning Guidelines.

A public meeting was held in Rochelle, Ga., on February 10, 2014, to discuss pollution project slated for Cedar and Folsom Creeks.

For updates and additional information about this project, contact Carrie Fowler at the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission.

 

Settingdown Creek Watershed Nutrient Management Planning Initiative

Goal is to reduce water pollutants inCherokee, Dawson, Forsyth, and Pickens counties

The Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission, in cooperation with the University of Georgia and Georgia Poultry Federation, is providing assistance to farmers in the Settingdown Creek Watershed in updating their nutrient management plans. GSWCC will offer the same technical assistance in Georgia’s coastal counties and the Altamaha Basin.

As part of the process, GSWCC, UGA-CES and Georgia Department of Agriculture will update software that will allow producers to better manage their farms. The software will be provided free to the public.

Farmers wishing to take advantage of this free service to update their plans should contact Jessica Bee in the GSWCC Region I office in Calhoun by calling 706-624-1434 or emailing jbee@gaswcc.org.

 

Altamaha River Basin Nutrient Management Planning Initiative

Goal is to reduce water pollutants in Appling, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Long,McIntosh, Montgomery, Tattnall, Toombs, and Wayne counties

The Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission is providing technical and financial help to livestock and poultry operations in the Altamaha River Basin to complete and update their Nutrient Management Plans.

GSWCC will conduct a free on-farm assessment, offer free soil testing, develop an updated Nutrient Management Plan, and provide an incentive payment for participation in the program. GSWCC will assist in identifying potential funding sources to complete improvements based on the farm assessment. There is no cost to farmers for this service.

Nutrient Management Plans are recommended for all animal feeding operations, including poultry farms. An assessment and updated NMP saves costs while improving soil health and water quality by avoiding the over application of fertilizers to fields, preventing runoff of nutrients into creeks and streams, and improving the disposal of dead animals.

The Altamaha River Basin is located within the boundaries of the Altamaha Soil and Water Conservation District (Appling and Jeff Davis counties), Coastal Soil and Water Conservation District (Long and McIntosh counties), Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District (Tattnall County), Ohoopee River Soil and Water Conservation District (Montgomery and Toombs counties), and Satilla River Soil and Water Conservation District (Glynn and Wayne counties).

Farmers wishing to take advantage of this free service to update their plans should contact GSWCC Region III office in Statesboro to set up a time to complete an on-farm assessment by calling 912-681-5241 or emailing region3@gaswcc.org.

 

Worksheet for calculating the fertilizer value of broiler litter

This tool calculates the value of broiler litter based on prevailing retail selling prices of common fertilizer materials containing nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K).

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