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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Area Farm Projects Get Provincial Funding

Dufferin-Caledon | by Jill Young  

MPP for Dufferin- CaledFarmers will receive $83,317 for 12 phosphorus reduction projects for waterways connected to Lake Erie.

A recent announcment from the province including funding to help farm projects do some good for the environment.

MPP for Dufferin- Caledon Sylvia Jones says area farmers will receive $83,317 for 12 phosphorus reduction projects for waterways connected to Lake Erie.

The improvements have come through the Lake Erie Agriculture Demonstrating Sustainability - or LEADS - initiative.

Examples of LEADS projects include planting over-wintering cover crops to improve soil health and reduce erosion, as well as planting more vegetation as a buffer between agricultural operations and waterways.

Jones says the Great Lakes are vitally important to the people of Dufferin-Caledon, and this will improve the water quality.

Reducing the amount of phosphorus in Lake Erie will reduce algae blooms, which can be harmful to the environment and humans.

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