Elk Watershed Buffer Initiative kicks off here

Posted on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 2:55 pm

An Elk River Watershed Buffer Initiative Kickoff was held at the Lincoln County Fairground’s Exhibition Building on Monday, Aug. 11.

The event had a great turnout of landowners from Lincoln, Franklin and Giles counties. Many agency personnel also attended.

The Lincoln County Soil Conservation District hosted the event with assistance from David Qualls of the Lincoln County UT Extension Office.

Speakers for the event included Pat Gibson of Farm Service Agency, Chris Wolkonowski of Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency and Qualls.

The goal of the Elk River Watershed Buffer Initiative is to improve and establish riparian buffers that will help preserve the water and soil quality in the qualifying areas.

Eligible watersheds include: Beans Creek Lower, Franklin and Lincoln counties; Elk River-Dukes Creek, Lincoln and Moore counties; Richland Creek-Silver Creek, Giles County; and Larkin Springs Branch, Franklin and Lincoln counties.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Elk River Watershed Buffer Initiative should contact your local Farm Service Agency in Lincoln, Franklin and Giles counties.

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