Through a grant from VACD the Otter Creek District is doing outreach to have 8 farmers from the Lewis Creek and Lake Champlain Direct watershed to participate in winter 2018 Nutrient Management classes. OCNRCD staff will complete soil sampling for those farms.
Required Agricultural Practices
Through a grant from Vermont Agency of Agriculture the Otter Creek NRCD is doing outreach and education on the Required Agriculture Practices regulation in the South Lake Champlain Direct and the Lewis Creek.
The OCNRCD organized in 1941 to ‘exercise public powers in connection with soil conservation and erosion control’. The District has been active for those seventy four years working with landowners to voluntarily change their practices in a manner which will reduce erosion. In the last fifteen plus years the OCNRCD has supported 1,000 acres of planted riparian buffer with animal exclusion. These accomplishments have results from working effectively with conservation partners.