PRESS RELEASE:  Fulton SWCD receives $50K grant to convert underutilized power easements into urban agriculture farmland within food deserts
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GACD and local Conservation Districts announce Georgia Conservation Assistance Program

In urban areas, stormwater runoff is one of the major sources of pollution that impacts watersheds. Green infrastructure practices such as cisterns, dry wells and rain gardens installed in residential areas can reduce the rate of stormwater runoff & water pollution in urban areas all while maintaining a beautiful home exterior.
 
Georgia Conservation Assistance Program (GCAP) is a partnership between the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD), Cobb County Conservation District and Fulton County Conservation District that will fund the installation of green infrastructure practices on residential properties located in Cobb and Fulton County.

GACD and the Conservation Districts are partnering with the University of Georgia to host a free virtual workshop that will provide information on green infrastructure practices and maintenance, and outline the GCAP program and application procedure. This virtual workshop will be held on September 10 at 10am and again at 6:30pm. Anyone who participates in the workshop will receive extra points on their GCAP application.

 GCAP application period will be open September 10- 30, 2020. For more information and to register for the virtual workshop, please visit www.gacd.us/gcap .
























Green Book Updates


The Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission recently updated the Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia (Green Book).  This manual provides Design Professionals the minimum standards and guidelines for creating Erosion, Sedimentation, and Pollution Control plans per state and federal requirements.  Click here for more information.