The Chesapeake Bay Program in Wyoming County aids farmers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed drainage area with nutrient management planning and best management practice (BMP) design and implementation. Some BMPs include:
- manure storage facilities - roof runoff management
- barnyard stabilization - diversions and waterways
The program is designed to give technical and financial assistance to farmers with nutrient and erosion control problems on their farms. The of the Bay Program is to improve water quality locally and in the Chesapeake Bay.
The PA Department of Environmental Protection Chesapeake Bay Program also provides financial assistance to farmers for installing stream bank fences and stream crossings. The program pays for 100% of the costs of fencing, energizers, and one crossing or ramp. Fences are installed allowing an average buffer of 12 feet from the top of the stream bank.