Kevin and Francis Warring, owners of Persistence Creek Farm in Faulkner, have been cooperators with the Charles Soil Conservation District since October 6, 2009. TThe Warring family grows grain crops and promotes wildlife habitat on their 165 acre farm.
The Warrings have installed numerous best management practices on the farm to reduce sediment and nutrient pollution in Ross Branch, a tributary of the Zekiah watershed. These practices include 2.2 acres of shallow water area habitat for wildlife and 8.1 acres of riparian herbaceous buffers enrolled in the CREP program, 0.2 acres of riparian herbaceous cover, 1.6 acres of conservation cover tree establishment, 1 stream crossing and 140 linear feet of stream bank stabilization along Ross Branch utilizing the EQIP program. Additionally, they are actively engaged in installing hundreds of feet of additional stream bank stabilization. The Warrings are active participants in the State cover crop program and utilized crop rotation, nutrient management and conservation tillage on their row crop fields.
On May 11, 2016, the Warring family was honored as the Charles Soil Conservation District’s 2015 Cooperators of the Year for their exemplary conservation ethic as demonstrated by their mutual and conscientious cooperation with the District in applying best management practices on Persistence Creek Farm.
During the dinner program numerous other groups also recognized the Warrings and presented them with Proclamations and Certificates of Appreciation. Represented in this group were: Charles County Commissioners, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Southern Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly, USDA-NRCS and Congressman Steny Hoyer.
Congratulations are again extended to Kevin and Francis Warring for their conservation work as demonstrated by their application of best management practices on Persistence Creek Farm