Marshall County

Project Name Summary/Additional Information
Black Vermillion Watershed Dairy Environmental Cooperative The goal of this project was to bring 1000 dairy cow animal units, comprised of 670 lactating cows over 700 lbs., in the Black Vermillion Watershed into compliance with State of Kansas Livestock Regulations.
Horseshoe Creek Watershed Assessment For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or
Howell Riparian Area Management For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or
Little Blue River Stream bank Stabilization & Riparian Area Restoration The goal of this project is to stabilize 6,460 feet of eroding stream bank on the Little Blue River in Washington County, Kansas. Bendway weirs, in conjunction with bank shaping will be employed to stabilize the sites and reduce sediment and nutrient deposition, 100 feet of riparian buffer and grass filter will be established at each site, resulting in 14.8 acres of riparian restoration. All of the sites, except for one, have been farmed to the edge of the stream bank. The landowners will be required to enroll a minimum of 100 feet in the USDA Continuous conservation reserve program with a minimum of 34 feet planted to trees and to maintain the project for a minimum of 10 years and to allow limited organized tours of the sites.
Marshall County Farmstead Pollution Project KDHE has granted $5,500 to the Marshall County Conservation District to complete a Farmstead Water Quality Project. This project will identify 5 farmsteads in Marshall County to complete River Friendly Farms Assessments. After the assessments are completed, each cooperating farmer will be eligible for $1,000 to address pollution concerns identified during the assessment. The farmers will also receive a $100 incentive, just for completing the assessment.