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Pickin’ At the Park - Bluegrass Music Event to Raise Awareness of the Caesar Creek Watershed and Water Quality
8/24/2021 Warren County, Ohio – The Caesar Creek Collaborative’s (CCC), Pickin’ at the Park - Bluegrass Music Event will take place on September 18, 2021 from 4PM to Dusk. This event is free and open to the public. Food trucks, music and fun for the entire family will be available! Local agricultural producers are invited to participate to learn how area soil and water conservation districts (Clinton, Greene, and Warren) can assist you in achieving farm production goals in the Caesar Creek watershed area.
The CCC whose mission is, to improve and protect the water and soil quality in the Caesar Creek Lake and surrounding watershed, has members from local non-profits, governmental agencies, universities and colleges, local citizens, agricultural producers and other interested members from the Southwest Ohio area. Local representatives from these CCC members will be on hand with displays and activities.
“The CCC has several priority areas including urban, suburban and rural areas in the watershed. Grant monies will be available to groups like the CCC with one of the funding priorities set as agricultural best management practices (BMPs). Incorporating BMPs into agricultural operations can help agricultural producers with their operation and ultimately affect their bottom line of their business,” stated Molly Conley, Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District Director.
“Just like Governor Mike DeWine set water quality as a top priority for Ohio, the CCC is focusing on water quality as an ongoing effort. We know that water quality improvements can make a difference when local efforts are paired with a larger scale vision. When water quality is analyzed on a watershed scale and collaborators come together, goals and targets can be aligned with larger downstream water bodies and change can really become effective,” stated Conley.
These voluntary BMP projects will allow producers and area residents to establish conservation practices on their property at little to no cost if/when federal and/or state monies become available. Some of these projects might include, reestablishing riparian corridors and wetlands, building grassed waterways, filter buffers, filter strips, drainage water management structures and manure storage structures.
The Pickin’ At the Park - Bluegrass Music Event is sponsored by the following partners: Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc., Little Miami Conservancy, Little Miami Watershed Network, Nature Center Association of Caesar Creek, and The Nature Conservancy.
For more information about the Pickin’ at the Park - Bluegrass Music Event or if you are interested in learning more about the CCC, please visit the website hosted by Warren SWCD http://warrenswcd.com