This is just a quick reminder that we have only a few more weeks for the Intelligent Use of Water Awards grant competition. As many of you know, I was a bit hesitant to sign up at first, not quite sure that we would be able to harness the number of votes we’d need to land in one of the top three spots. But, after thinking it over, I decided it was worth a try. The top three projects in our category will receive $10,000 to go toward sustainable water projects and amazingly, we’ve been holding #3 for over a month now and, just this morning, I see we’ve moved into 2nd place!.
Earlier this winter, Cristina Clark, a soil conservationist with the local branch of the NRCS came out to help us with some ideas for irrigation and erosion control. If we’re able to secure the Sustainable Use of Water grant, she and some of her colleagues will help us to move forward with our plans to:
- build a small retention pond to capture our well overflow and
- a corresponding irrigation system for about an acre of Certified Naturally Grown veggies
- build an irrigation ditch with an underground storage tank to capture and divert about 20 acres of run-off from the orchards on the NE corner of our property.
Voting for the project continues through March 15th and the winners will be announced on March 22nd, World Water Day. As the award is pretty competitive, these last few weeks of voting are critical.
You can vote *DAILY* by traveling to the following HERE and clicking on the thumbs up to vote.
Thanks for your continued support!
Elizabethp.s. Many thanks to High Calling Focus for offering their space to help get the word out! Our post should be going live sometime today. You can find their web-site HERE.