WHAT IS A BMP ​​​AND WHY DO I NEED ONE?

​​BMP stands for Best Management Practice and is a practice or combination of practices that producers can take to reduce the amount of fertilizers, pesticides, animal waste, and other pollutants entering our water resources.
They are designed to improve water quality while maintaining agricultural production.​
​The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
(FDACS) has adopted several BMPs including citrus, container nurseries, vegetable and agronomic crops, sod, cow/calf, and aquaculture.

GSWCD Website updated 9/30/16
Help us make a difference by conserving our soil and water resources.™
Glades Soil and Water Conservation District
"Conservation- it's your future"
1085 Pratt Blvd.
Dallas Townsend Agricultural Bldg.​
LaBelle, FL 33935​
(863)674-5700​ ext. 107

The staff of USDA/Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and GSWCD is here to help you with planning and administering programs to help conserve and improve our natural resources.


​​​​​​​​​​Soil Conservation ……… 674-5700

Barbara Tillis - Admin............................Ext. 100​
Jim Sutter – District Conservationist … Ext . 101
Jorge Ruiz – Soil Conservationist ………… Ext. 102
 – Resource Conservationist Ext. 103
Christopher Zimmerly – Soil Technician …. Ext. 104
Nichole Pennington - Engineer...................Ext. 105​
George Poole – Grazing Specialist ……… Ext. 106
Noreen Berden – Secretary/Off. Admin. … Ext. 107

Apply for Conservation Assistance​​

The​​
U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
in Florida encourages farmers and ranchers to submit applications for conservation programs that may help eligible participants pay for conservation practices to prevent soil erosion, improve water quality, restore wetlands and provide habitat for wildlife.
Participation is voluntary and applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

ASK ABOUT

EQIP-Environmental Quality Incentives Program

WRP-Wetlands Reserve Program and Other Easement Programs

CSP-Conservation Stewardship Program​​​​​​​​​​

GLADES COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS​​

Weston Pryor                  District 1
Donna Storter Long​​​         District 2
Paul Beck                        District 3​
​John​ Ahern                      District 4
Tim Stanley                     District 5

www.myglades.com

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