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.
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