The Cache River - Mississippi River Basin Initiative (MRBI) - Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP) Project is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers for addressing water quality concerns in parts of the Cache River and White River watersheds.
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has received funding for the initiative. Funding is available for portions of Jackson, Monroe, Poinsett, Prairie, St. Francis, White and Woodruff counties.
Funding will be available to eligible landowners through WREP. NRCS will purchase easements and TNC will restore hydrology and vegetation reducing the amount of nutrient runoff and sediments deposited in the Cache River and White River associated with agricultural production. Land and producer eligibility, adjusted gross income, and all other program criteria for participation in Wetlands Reserve Program must be met to participate in this initiative.
How to Apply for MRBI
NRCS and associated conservation partners will deliver this program collaboratively. Applications may be obtained and filed with the Natural Resources Conservation Service at:
Craighead County Jonesboro Field Service Center 3407 S. Caraway Rd., Suite 1 Jonesboro, AR 72404 (870) 972-4671, ext. 3
Jackson County Newport Field Service Center 2115 Malcolm Newport, AR 72112 (870) 523-8986, ext. 3
Monroe County Clarendon Field Service Center 605 Madison Street Clarendon, AR 72029 (870) 747-3431, ext. 3
Poinsett County Harrisburg Field Service Center 505 Brooks Ave. Harrisburg, AR 72432 (870) 578-2444, ext. 3
Prairie County Hazen Field Service Center 1600 Industrial Street Hazen, AR 72064 (870) 255-4066, ext. 3
St. Francis County Forrest City Field Service Center 4401 N. Washington, Suite A Forrest City, AR 72335 (870) 633-3055, ext. 3
White County Searcy Field Service Center 801 Airport Loop Searcy, AR 72143 (501) 268-5866, ext. 3
Woodruff County Augusta Field Service Center 1274 Hwy. 64E Augusta, AR 72006 (870) 347-2593, ext. 3