The HELM fence team is just finishing stretching the last of the woven wire on a 8,000 ft stream buffer fence at Bundoran Farm. Winter can be a great time for fencing, and the cold temps allowed the crew to get through 90% of the project in less than 10 days.
The fence is a follow up project to the 22,500 ft of fence we built in 2013, and like that project is also a cost-share project through the Thomas Jefferson Soil & Water Conservation district, with funds administered by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS).
Keeping cattle out of creeks & streams is part of an ongoing effort to improve water quality throughout the country, but there is an increased priority for water sources that are part of the the Chesapeake Bay watershed, which includes Bundoran. To make up for water access the cattle lose the project also includes installing approximately 3,000 ft of waterline and 3 automatic waterers.