The Union County Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for cost share for farmland in the Twelve Mile Lake Watershed.
The district has received funds from the Watershed Improvement Review Board to help install conservation practices in the area that drains into Twelve Mile Creek above the lake or directly into the lake.
These practices include grade stabilization structures (ponds) and water and sediment control basins. The field office will provide planning help and a cost estimate.
The district received funding in 2010 from the Iowa Division of Soil Conservation to develop a watershed management plan for Twelve Mile Lake. The lake is a drinking water source for the city of Creston and Southern Iowa Rural Water Association.
Installing additional conservation practices above the lake will help limit sediment delivery into the lake and may result in cleaner water and reduced treatment expenses.
If you are interested in applying for cost share, stop by the Union SWCD/NRCS office at 904 E. Taylor St. and sign an application. For more information, call the office at 641-782-4218 ext. 3.