USDA News Release: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications through December 15, 2017, for seven Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative Projects in Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas, November 14, 2017 – Farmers and landowners in numerous counties in Arkansas have until December 15, 2017, to submit applications to receive financial assistance to implement conservation practices through seven Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI) projects.  Applicants can sign up at their local United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service field service center.

“The MRBI projects in Arkansas are being implemented working with our conservation partners to accelerate conservation treatment to improve water quality, maintain productivity, and enhance wildlife habitat,” said NRCS State Conservationist Michael Sullivan.

The main focus for all projects are to improve water quality; however, in 2012 water quantity was added as a secondary concern.

The projects open for sign-up are:

  • Caney Creek – a portion of Cross County
  • Strawberry River – portions of Fulton and Izard Counties
  • Upper Cache River – portions of Clay and Greene Counties
  • Upper Bayou-Macon – portions of Desha and Lincoln Counties
  • Middle Strawberry – a portion of Sharp County
  • Cache Willow/Podo – portions of Craighead, Jackson and Lawrence Counties
  • Tupelo Bayou-Beaverdam Creek – a portion of Faulkner County

Additional information about the MRBI projects, area maps and conservation practices, are available at www.ar.nrcs.usda.gov.

To locate the local field office, visit https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/ar/contact/local/
 
Reginald L. Jackson, State Public Affairs Specialist
United States Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service
700 West Capitol Avenue
Room 3416, Federal Building
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-301-3133
855-681-7044 (Fax)
http://www.usda.gov
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov