The Harford Soil Conservation District and the USDA Soil Conservation Service will sponsor a public meeting to inform agricultural landowners about the proposed cost-share program for the Deer Creek watershed 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at The Cooperative Extension Office, 2335 Rockspring Road, Forest Hill.
The project will authorize cost-share assistance to landowners who want to install best management practices to help solve problems with cropland erosion, animal waste andwater quality. It also will provide cost-share money to compliment existing sources ofCost-Share Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Services (ASCS) and the Maryland Department of Agriculture.
Public participation will be an important factor in assessing theproject's viability and a key element in the project's success should the project be approved and funded, officials said. Farmers, landowners and concerned citizens are encouraged to attend.