South River, farm tours promote conservation

4/18/2014, 6:13 a.m.

Homeowners and small and new farmers can participate in South River and farm bus tours and training sessions on April 26.

The 8 a.m.-to-12:30 p.m. event, which is free, will focus on “how to install” conservation practices.

It starts at Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church at 4650 Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur.

At the South River Basin site, topics include water quality conservation practices, backyard conservation, septic system maintenance, and debris and sediment impact.

At the farm site, topics include organic vegetables, high tunnel production and installation, micro irrigation installation, and livestock conservation practices installation.

Space is limited – register at http://tinyurl.com/kx6jy77.

Sponsors include the DeKalb Soil and Water Conservation District, the Upper Ocmulgee River Resource Conservation & Development Council, the South River Watershed 319 Clean Water Committee, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For more information, call 678-376-9518.