Applications being accepted for Community Conservation Assistance Program

Published 10:09 pm Tuesday, February 8, 2022

The Dare Soil & Water Conservation District is now accepting applications for the Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP). The state recently awarded the statewide program additional funding in a nonrecurring amount of $1.5 million.

The CCAP is a voluntary, incentive-based program designed to improve water quality through the installation of various best management practices (BMPs) on urban, suburban and rural lands that are not directly involved with agricultural production. BMPs include options such as marsh sills, shoreline protection, riparian buffers, cisterns, rain gardens, bioretention areas, stormwater wetlands, permeable pavement, critical area plantings and others.

Applications will be accepted until March 4, 2022 and are ranked based on local water quality priorities. If selected, landowners may receive a reimbursement up to 75 percent of the actual cost of the BMP.

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To apply, contact Dare Soil & Water at 252-475-5853 or Adam.Simon@DareNC.com.

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