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Adams Farm Project Details
Thu Mar 19, 2009
Over 5,270 feet of stream bank was fenced off to keep Adams Farm livestock and their manure out of the Maiden Creek, and dozens of Future Farmers of America students learned the importance of agricultural Best Management Practices while planting riparian buffers onsite.
Date: Apr, 29, 2009
On a small Maiden Creek tributary, the 105-acre Adams farm provides leased pasture to a neighbor’s livestock. To protect the water resources from bacterial and nutrient pollution, the Berks County Conservancy used Schuylkill Watershed Initiative Grant funds to fence off ten acres of wetland and riparian buffer from livestock and plant hundreds of native plants that will help filter runoff before it reaches the stream. Over 5,270 feet of streambank was fenced off to keep the animals and their manure out of the water.