Water management district offers local growers up to $250,000
The St. Johns River Management District has opened applications for a cost-share program that will aid farmers, growers and ranchers pursue water conservation projects on their lands.
The water management district, which stretches from Nassau County all the way to Indian River County, will cover 75% of the costs for designing, constructing and implementing a project that will improve water efficiency and reduce nutrient runoff to protect natural systems, up to $250,000 annually.
Previous projects approved for the program that have since been completed include automated water pumps, precision GPS fertilization, climate sensors, expanded waste storage and tailwater recycling.
Applications close Aug. 26 and can be filled out at the water management district's website using this link. More information, including contacts for the district and program overview, are also there.
Funding for projects will be subject to board approval.