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MRBI Fiscal 2015 Investments

NRCS is investing $10 million this year in 27 new high-priority watersheds and 13 existing projects that will help improve water quality and strengthen agricultural operations. This investment through the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative is part of a commitment of $100 million over four years to address critical water quality concerns in priority watersheds while boosting rural economies.

New watersheds to receive fiscal 2015 funding include:

Watershed

County/Counties

Partners

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Caney Creek

Cross

Cross County Conservation District, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas Forestry Commission, Arkansas State University, University of Arkansas, Cross County Farm Bureau

 

Strawberry River

Fulton and Izard

Fulton County Conservation District, Izard County Conservation District, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas Forestry Commission, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Arkansas Natural Resource Commission

 

Upper Cache River

Clay and Green

Clay County Conservation District, Green County Conservation District, Lawrence County Conservation District, The Nature Conservancy, Arkansas State University, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas Forestry Commission, Legacy Agricultural Equipment, Local Drainage Districts

 

 

Existing projects to receive fiscal 2015 funding:

Watershed

County/ Counties

Description

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Bayou Meto

Arkansas County

Arkansas County Conservation District, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts, AgPro John Deere, Jimmy Sanders, Riceland Foods,  University of Arkansas, Arkansas Natural Resource Commission, Prairie Implement, DeWitt Fertilizer, Ag Heritage, Arkansas Farm Bureau, First Electric Coop., White River Irrigation District, Tri Bayou Irrigation, Southeast Resource Conservation and Development Council,

Bayou Meto

Bayou Meto Middle

Lonoke, Jefferson, Prairie and Arkansas

Bayou Meto Water Management District, White River Irrigation District, Arkansas Natural Resource Commission, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Arkansas State University, University of Arkansas, Lononke County Conservation District, Prairie County Conservation District, Arkansas County Conservation District, Jefferson County Conservation District, Arkansas Game and Fish.

Bayou Meto Middle

Grand Prairie

Prairie, Monroe, Arkansas and Lonoke

White River Irrigation District, Bayou Meto Water Management District, Arkansas Natural Resource Commission, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Arkansas State University, Prairie County Conservation District, Arkansas County Conservation District, Monroe County Conservation District, Arkansas Game and Fish, Diesel Engine Motors, Inc., Delta Plastics, Inc., Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts.

Grand Prairie

L’Anguille (East Arkansas Enterprise Community)

Cross and St. Francis

East Arkansas Enterprise Community, Audubon Arkansas , St. Francis County Conservation District, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Arkansas Natural Resource Commission, Cross County Conservation District

L’Anguille (East Arkansas Enterprise Community)

Lower Arkansas Upper

Lonoke, Jefferson and Pulaski

Bayou Meto Water Management District, Diesel Engine Motors, Inc, Winrock International, White River Irrigation District, Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, Delta Plastics, Inc, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Arkansas Game and Fish, Arkansas Natural Resource Commission, University of Arkansas, Arkansas State University, Lonoke County Conservation District, Jefferson County Conservation District

Lower Arkansas Upper

Middle Cache

Jackson, Woodruff, Craighead and Poinsett

Jackson County Conservation District, Arkansas State University, Arkansas Natural Resource Commission, Agricultural Research Service, The Nature Conservancy

Middle Cache

 

Existing watersheds and projects that received funding earlier this year:

State Watershed or Project

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Big Watershed

Big Watershed

Tyronza River Watershed

Tyronza River Watershed

Wapanocca Lake Watershed

Wapanocca Lake Watershed

 

 

Previous 2015 Signup Information

Deadline: Jan. 16, 2015

2012 MRBI Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative Projects

Additional MRBI Information

Conservation Practices

Monitoring and Evaluation

NRCS Programs and Initiatives

Previous Year's MRBI Information - Archived

Contact

Kenneth Lee (Programs)
Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
(501) 301-3165

Randy Childress (WREP)
Assistant State Conservationist for Easements
(501) 301-3131

Nancy Young (CCPI)
State Resource Conservationist
(501) 301-3134

Dianne Schlenker
Initiatives Coordinator
(501) 301-3152