Be River Proud

Watershed Wise


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Soil and Water Conservation District Partnership

In 2014, the San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) Board of Directors approved adding $100,000 to their budget to be used in support of conservation practices implemented in the Bexar, Wilson, Karnes, and Goliad community. The River Authority has teamed up with the Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) in Bexar, Wilson, Karnes, and Goliad counties through an interlocal agreement and an associated annual work plan to apply community assistance funds for conservation activities. We are working with the with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and each local Soil and Water Conservation District to identify landowners-contractors who have installed conservation practices accepted by a primary cost share agency (NRCS, SWCD).

Eligible conservation practices will be calculated at 10% of the primary cost share agency reimbursement to landowner. Applicants must submit a one-page application (see application in list on the left) to their local Soil & Water Conservation District.

The Goliad County Soil and Water Conservation District is doing an Individual Plant Treatment (IPT) project different from the 10% cost share project. Goliad County SWCD typically releases an ad in the newspaper when they are starting a new round of IPT. Landowners must sign up through them directly using their application form.