Source Water Buffer Funding Available (Through January 2020)

 

A total of $5,000,000 in funds are available through the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Source Water Buffer Program for the purchase of conservation easements on agricultural lands that support, expand or enhance water quality protection of active public drinking water sources including but not limited to aquifers, watersheds, reservoirs, lakes, rivers, and streams. Program funds will also be available for the implementation of Riparian Buffer Systems within the conservation easement area that will provide further protection to water quality.

Applications for funding will be accepted through January 2020 from Soil and Water Conservation Districts, or a group of Districts acting jointly.

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