For more information, contact Chris Faux, our Agricultural Conservation Programs Coordinator at
(570) 836-2589 ext. 107
Chesapeake Bay Program


Wyoming County

Conservation District

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.


- PA Department of Environmental Protection Chesapeake Bay Program


- Wyoming County Tributary Strategy Plan


- Chesapeake Bay Program