Middle Snake-Payette Clean Water Project
In the 2017 session, the Idaho Legislature appropriated an ongoing $500,000 from the general fund to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to implement agricultural best management practices (BMPs) in high-priority watersheds throughout Idaho. The Payette River is a high priority watershed. Payette SWCD’s grant application was chosen for funding. The Middle Snake-Payette Clean Water Project pays up to 65% of the project’s total cost.
If you are interested in a project for your property and can install the practices by next spring, please give me a call. We will also be submitting new grant applications for funding so check with us anytime about the current funding availability.
Mary Rosen: (208) 642-6129
Examples of best management practices which are eligible for 319 grant assistance:
Filter Strips Fencing
Livestock Watering Facility Spring Development
Feed Management Heavy Use Area Protection
Irrigation Systems Sediment Basins
Waste Storage Facility Micro Irrigation Systems