The Morton County 319 Big Muddy, Danzig Dam & Hailstone Creek Watershed Project is a grant funded program designed to provide technical, financial, and educational assistance to agriculture producers and other landowners within select watersheds. The goal of the project is to improve the water quality, and restore the riparian habitat of these watersheds by implementing best management practices. Please see the “319 Grant” article below for more information.
The map above depicts the watershed area under the project.
The project sponsors intend to:
- Provide technical and financial assistance to lands that have the most impact on water quality.
- Track water quality trends over the life of the project to rectify any concerns as they surface.
- Develop educational programs to heighten public awareness of non-point source pollution concerns and solutions, and
- Develop working partnerships in the local community to benefit natural resources.
EPA 319/ND Health Department Grant
Morton County 319 Big Muddy, Danzig Dam & Hailstone Creek Watershed Project
The Morton County 319 Big Muddy, Danzig Dam & Hailstone Creek Watershed Project provides technical, financial and educational assistance to agriculture producers and landowners within the watershed.
The goal of the project is to improve water quality of Danzig Dam, Hailstone Creek and Sims Creek along with their tributaries. This is achieved through the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) by producers and landowners.
Some of the eligible BMP’s are: Pasture/Hay land Plantings, Permitted Feedlots, Partial Manure Management, Cover Crops Water Developments and Cross-Fencing. Through the Morton County 319 Danzig Dam and Hailstone Creek Watershed Project, producers and landowners will be provided, 60% in cost-share dollars for BMPs.
Involvement in the program is completely voluntary. There is over $480,000 in funding available to producers and landowners. Those producers and landowners in the high priority areas of the watershed will be first to receive cost-share assistance.
If you are a producer or landowner in this area and have any questions or would be interested in participating in this project you can call the Morton County SCD at 701-667-1163 Ext. #3.