Chesapeake Bay Program

The Chesapeake Bay Program is a financial assistance program administered by the Fulton County Conservation District.  The District applies for funds to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) annually to implement a variety of agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) including, but not limited to, conservation planning, manure management planning, conservation tillage, cover crops, streambank fencing, stabilized stream crossings, watering systems, etc.  For more information about the Chesapeake Bay Program, please contact Ag Specialist, Eric Cromer, at 717-325-6089 or eric@fultoncountyconservationdistrict.org.

 

A barnyard located directly on a stream in Fulton County.        

BEFORE:  A barnyard located directly on a stream in Fulton County - not an uncommon site. 

        

 Same barnyard after a variety of conservation BMPs were installed.                                                                                                                                                                          

AFTER:  Same barnyard after a variety of conservation Best Management Practices (BMPs) were installed to reduce sediment and nutrient inputs to the stream.

 

Additional Links:

Chesapeake Bay Program

Chesapeake Bay Foundation