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More Than $1 Million Invested In Huron Clean Water Projects

Huron County | by Fadi Didi  

Erosion control initiatives most popular, followed by tree planting and cover crops.

A conservation official says the Huron County Clean Water Project is one to brag about.

Stewardship, Land and Education Manager with the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority, Kate Monk, provided an annual update to county councillors Wednesday.

Monk says Huron County's Clean Water Project does more for local conservation than other regions with more funds to dispense on similar projects.

She attributes this to the two natural drivers of the region's economy: agriculture, and Lake Huron.

The goal of the Clean Water Project is to provide financial and technical assistance for land owners to improve and protect the quality of water.

Monk says erosion control efforts were the most popular grant items among Huron County residents in 2017.

Over $108 thousand was invested in erosion control methods last year, followed by $82 thousand in tree planting, and $55 thousand in cover crops.

More than $1 million was invested in environmental projects in 2017 for the Clean Water Project.

If you want to learn about incentives involved in protecting groundwater sources on your land, Monk says you can contact either the Maitland Valley or Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority.

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