The Stephens County Conservation District announced that funds are available for cost share assistance on selected conservation practices benefiting soil and water conservation.

The state of Oklahoma has provided limited funds to conservation districts across the state to help landowners implement measures that protect soil and water resources.

Todd Robertson, chairman of the Stephens County Conservation District, said the advantage to the program is it’s locally led.

“The great advantage of the Conservation Cost-Share Program for Oklahoma is that it is a locally-led program,” Robertson said. “Our conservation district, with input from local residents and agricultural producers, select which of the available conservation practices to provide assistance on.”

Conservation practices available for cost-share assistance through the Stephens County Conservation District include but are not limited to the following: water well, pond, pipeline, cross-fence, and grass planting.

The maximum rate of assistance is 85% of the average cost up to $7,500 per participant.

The district will be accepting applications starting immediately through May 4, 2021.

The district office is located at 3901 W. Beech in Duncan and office hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions the door at the office must remain locked.

For more information, contact the office at 580-255-5798 ext. 3206 to make an appointment, stop by the office to complete an application or request application be mailed or emailed or email stephensccd@conservation.ok.gov or stephensccd@conservation.ok.gov for applications and information.

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