Franklin County Conservation District received a Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention Educational Mini-grant to hold a Summer Conservation Farm Luncheon on August 9, 2022, at the Lurgan Lions Club near Roxbury. The district also took this opportunity to honor the 2022 Franklin County Conservation Farmer of the Year, Bryan and Tina Kyle of Chambersburg.
The grant funding enabled the Franklin County Conservation District to provide meaningful education on Best Management Practice (BMP) benefits to approximately 55 attendees. Attendees visited the Kyle beef farm and saw firsthand the benefits of no-till cropping and various BMP improvements that have been implemented. They also learned how BMPs can reduce nonpoint source pollution. After touring the Kyle farm, guests returned to the Lurgan Lions Club, where they could view the club’s recently-completed stream restoration project.
Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.