NelsonCountyThe Thomas Jefferson Water and Soil Conservation District is offering new programs for residents in the Upper Rockfish River, to receive financial reimbursement for agricultural and residential water quality improvement projects.  The DEQ lists the river’s waters in the Woods Mill area of Nelson County as being impaired due to high levels of the bacteria E.coli—contamination which has been largely caused by livestock waste. In January, the conservation district received a grant through the DEQ to implement a clean-up project along a portion of the river’s main stem. The project is paid for through EPA’s Clean Water Act.