April 11 through May 13 will be a new sign-up period for soil and water conservation cost-share programs. Funding will be available in July from Kansas Department of Agriculture.
The water resources program provides cost-share assistance to landowners for terraces, diversions, new or restoration of grass waterways, livestock water systems, and grass seedings.
The non point source program offers assistance for pollution control measures such as plugging abandoned wells, upgrading failing septic systems and livestock water systems, and developing livestock waste management practices.
More information is available at the Marion County Conservation District office, 303 Eisenhower Drive, Marion, or by phone, (620) 382-3520.
All applications will be ranked according to pre-set criteria and by which practices offer the greatest benefit to the county.