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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Clean Up Rural Beaches program 1995 annual report (April 1, 1995 - March 31, 1996) Year IV

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Title: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Clean Up Rural Beaches program 1995 annual report (April 1, 1995 - March 31, 1996) Year IV
Author: Davidson, Terry K.; van Adrichem, Peter
Abstract: The Clean Up Rural Beaches (CURB) Implementation Program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy, and administered by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. The CURB Program provides financial assistance to farmers to build structures that reduce the potential for livestock wastes to contaminate surface waters. The program also provides financial assistance to rural landowners who repair or rebuild private sewage systems that are impacting local surface water quality. Accordingly, CURB's primary objective is to improve surface water quality and therefore, to clean up rural beaches for recreational purposes. For the 1995/96 program year, RVCA was allocated $240,000 for grant assistance. With the assistance of the CURB Review Committee, RVCA approved 100 percent of this allocation for remedial projects. An intensive promotional campaign was used to advertise the program throughout the watershed, as well as, to educate farmers on the impact livestock operations can have on surface water quality. Two demonstrations sites on local farms were monitored this past year to promote new approaches for agricultural waste management. The RVCA's water quality monitoring program is continued to measure the results of implementing remedial action projects which reduce bacterial contamination and nutrient loading of surface waters. The CURB Implementation Program was terminated by MOEE as of March 31, 1996.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/14931
Date: 1996
Rights: Queen's Printer for Ontario, Crown Copyright, Non-Commercial Use Permitted
Rights Holder: Queen's Printer for Ontario


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