(Adair) The Adair County Soil & Water Conservation District has received a $300,000 grant through the Watershed Improvement Review Board in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
Over the next 3 years the grant dollars along with the EQIP, CRP and IFIP programs will enable the Adair SWCD to provide cost share for practices that will help reduce soil erosion and improve water quality in the watershed. The selected watershed is the 23,327 acre sub-watershed of the West Fork of the Middle Nodaway River, with 21,200 acres in Adair County and 2,127 in Cass County.
The Adair SWCD is sponsoring a kick-off meeting at the Fontanelle Community Center at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. The speakers for the evening will include: John Thomas, Hungry Canyons Alliance Project Director; Alan Lange, USDA/NRCS District Conservationist for Adair County; Bob Waters, regional watershed coordinator for Western Iowa and Nancy Antisdel, project coordinator. Each will give a short presentation and be available to answer any questions. Anyone interested in the project can join them for an information meeting and refreshments to follow. If anyone needs accommodations please notify Nancy Antisdel at the Adair County SWCD by February 14, 2014 by calling 641-343-7033.
This project is supported in part by the Iowa Watershed Improvement Fund administered by the Iowa Watershed Improvement Review Board and with support from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Division of Soil Conservation.