The purpose of the program is to work with local soil and water conservation districts to close inactive animal waste lagoons across the state to prevent any potential for damage to the environment.
Over $5 million in funding from the North Carolina Environmental Enhancement Grants Program through the July 2000 NC Attorney General’s Agreement with Smithfield Foods Inc.
With outside contributions and technical assistance, the program has leveraged over $6 million.
The program has funded the closure of 226 inactive animal waste lagoons, properly managing over 277 million gallons of waste, including over 3 million pounds of Phosphorus and over 961,000 pounds of nitrogen.
To review a total program summary click here.
If you have a project please click here to contact your local Soil and Water Conservation District.
More information will be provided at a later date.