Deer Creek Streamside Buffers and Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Workshop

March 1, 2011 by deercreekmd 

From Harford County’s Deer Creek Outreach Coordinator:

This program targetspart of the Deer Creek watershed, but anyone is welcome to attend.

Date: Friday, March 4, 2011 (Snow Date: Friday, March 11, 2011 *)

8:30 – 9:00am Check-in time
9:00am – 12:00 noon Workshop
12:00 – 12:30pm Lunch (provided)
12:30 – 3:00pm Streamside buffer plantings tour (optional)

Harford County Extension Office
2335 Rock Spring Road
Forest Hill, MD

Sponsored by: Harford County Environmental Planning and the Harford Soil Conservation District

Pre-registration required. Please pre-register by March 1, 2011 by emailing your name, address, phone number and number attending to or by calling 410-838-6181, ext 3.

Workshop Topics:

- Benefits of streamside (riparian) buffers.

- CREP (Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program) benefits to landowners and the environment (signing bonuses, incentive payments, cost-share assistance, how to enroll)

- Presentations by several property owners already enrolled in CREP

- Tour of several properties with established streamside buffers

* Snow plans: If schools are closed on March 4th, the workshop will be postponed until the snow date of March 11th. If schools open late on March 4th, the workshop will still be held on March 4th.

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