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Scioto River Watershed CREP Program

A new farmer/landowner-implemented agricultural environmental stewardship program is available through the USDA Farm Service Agency or the Fairfield Soil and Water Conservation District Office.  Eligible land must be in the Scioto River Watershed and meet basic eligibility criteria for the USDA's Conservation Reserve Program.  Participants in CREP will enroll for 15 years with bonus incentives available for planting warm season grasses and restoring wetlands.  For Fairfield County this would include Salt Creek and Walnut Watersheds. 

 Key program options include: 

  • Grass filter strips along streams and watercourses

  • Wildlife habitat plantings along streams, watercourses, and on certain highly erodible lands

  • Wetland restoration Tree planting and riparian buffer strips in suitable areas

  • Controlled agriculture drainage waste management

Please call the Soil and Water office at 653-8154 with questions regarding sign up.
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