News briefs for September 13th

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Marsh Road Project Update 

Due to unfavorable tide conditions predicted this week, repair work on Marsh Road will pause. The County expects work to resume Saturday, Sept. 15, pending weather conditions. An update will be provided later this week.

As a matter of public safety, Beaufort County Public Works crews need to repair and improve the stormwater drainage system that runs under the Beaufort County Government Robert Smalls Complex parking lot and Marsh Road. The road will be closed to motorists and pedestrians weekdays from its intersection with Boundary Street to where the road forks at the County Administration Building parking lot. Motorists should use Duke Street (at Ribaut Road) as a detour route. The project is expected to last until early to mid-October.

Farmers and Forestland Owners encouraged to apply for assistance 

District Conservationist Brandon King announced that applications to apply for the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are now being accepted for fiscal year 2019.

NRCS provides financial and technical assistance to help landowners address natural resource concerns, promote environmental quality, and protect wildlife habitat on property they own or lease. EQIP helps farmers improve production while protecting environmental quality through practices such as Livestock rotational grazing, irrigation conversion, prescribed burning, and forest re-establishment just to name a few.

For more information on how the NRCS can help, contact the Ridgeland USDA Service Center at 843-726-8148, ext. 3. USDA-NRCS is an equal opportunity employer, provider and lender.

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