Grants Database

Community Alliance with Family Farmers
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Project Title:
Cover Crops as a Solution to Agricultural Run-off in the Delta Region
California Watershed Protection Fund, 2018
Water Resources/Watershed Protection
Central Valley
Sacramento County ; San Joaquin County
Project Description:

Supports the Community Alliance with Family Farmers to work with a group of farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to implement planting of winter cover crops in order to reduce runoff and water contamination from rainfall events in areas of the watershed that are at high risk of polluted waterways. The organization’s Climate Smart Farming team will provide cover crop seed mix, conduct baseline water infiltration, and aggregate stability and compaction. Once the cover crop at each participating farm is planted, CAFF will conduct a field visit to assess the cover crops and discuss the farmer’s experience. During the second year of the project, CAFF will hold a field day to share the experiences and results with a broader group of Delta farmers interested in reducing rainfall-induced water pollution through planting cover crops.