The Allen County Soil and Water Conservation District, in partnership with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture will develop, promote, and implement a phosphorus risk reduction pilot program for agricultural best management practices (BMPs) in critical area subwatersheds in the Upper Maumee River watershed.

Reimbursement of the BMPs in the critical area subwatersheds (Black Creek, Marsh Ditch, Six-Mile Creek, Trier Ditch, and Bottern Ditch) is based on how much producers minimize the risk of runoff from their farm fields from an existing baseline.