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Pasture Improvement Project in Richmond

The Ontario County SWCD recently completed a project using funding through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Genesee River Watershed Phosphorus and Sediment Reduction Program. This project consisted of 1,850 feet of fence and 600 feet of underground outlet installed on a farm in the Town of Richmond to control surface water runoff as well as set-up the pasture for rotational grazing. This project intends to convey clean water through the pasture system using the underground outlet system. The new fence system allows the livestock to better utilize the available pasture without denuding the soil surface. This project has an estimated soil savings of 12 tons of soil per year on the affected pasture land as well as additional nutrient savings through improved barnyard drainage.

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