PATRICK COUNTY BENEFITS

FROM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, PROGRAMS & FUNDING

  The Patrick Soil and Water Conservation District receives assistance from many partners by way of financial, technical and administrative which, in turn, allows the District to better serve Patrick County.

In the last year:

The District disseminated $64,373 through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s BMP State Cost-Share Program to Patrick County agricultural producers.

 

The District in cooperation with the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and VA Dept of Forestry was instrumental in securing funding for $78,538 administered through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP).

 

The District dispersed $44,474 to county landowners for the State’s portion for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP).

 

Through the Virginia Agricultural BMP Tax Credit Program, the District issued $225 in state tax credits to county landowners or operators for conservation practices completed.  (Agricultural producers with an approved conservation plan can take a state tax credit against state income tax of 25 percent of eligible BMP expenses.)

DETAILS OF VARIOUS PROJECTS COMPLETED IN PATRICK COUNTY THROUGH THE DISTRICT FROM July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

16,000 FEET OF STREAM PROTECTED

5.8 ACRES OF RIPARIAN HARDWOOD BUFFERS

4 STREAMCROSSINGS INSTALLED

5 WELLS & PUMPS

13  WATERING TROUGHS INSTALLED

7,000 FEET OF PIPELINE 

1,500 FEET OF CROSS-FENCING

1,103 ACRES OF COVER CROPS

56 ACRES OF CROPLAND CONVERTED TO TREES