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2012 Tyronza River CCPI MRBI Project Archived

2012 Tyronza River Mississippi River Basin Initiative (MRBI) Project

2012 MRBI CCPI Tyronza River Project Area Map

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Overview

Tyronza River Watershed Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI) Project is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers for addressing water quality concerns in the Tyronza River Watershed.

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), in partnership with Mississippi County Conservation District, has received funding for the initiative. This funding is available for landowners in portions of Mississippi and Poinsett counties. The project area covers 228,611 acres.

Lead Partner

  • Mississippi County Conservation District

Collaborating Partners

  • Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
  • Arkansas State University
  • USDA Agricultural Research Service
  • Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts
  • DieselEngineMotor.com, Inc.
  • Delta Plastics
  • Winrock International
  • Carman Professional Services, PLLC

Project Goals

The goals of the project are to improve water quality, reduce sediment and nutrient loads entering the Tyronza watershed, enhance wetlands, and improve fish and wildlife habitat benefits. Water quantity and in-stream water quality will be enhanced through implementation of the approved conservation practices listed.

Conservation Practice Funding

Funding will be available to eligible landowners through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). NRCS will provide financial assistance for a variety of conservation practices for the purpose of reducing the amount of nutrient runoff and soil erosion associated with agricultural production. Land and producer eligibility, adjusted gross income, and all other program criteria for participation must be met to participate in this initiative. Agricultural lands are eligible for enrollment in the 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:

Mississippi County Osceola Field Service Center 3137 W. Keiser Osceola, AR 72370 (870) 563-3207, ext. 3 Poinsett County Harrisburg Field Service Center 505 Brooks Ave. Harrisburg, AR 72432 (870) 578-2444, ext. 3

Approved Conservation Practices

  • 313 – Waste Storage Facility
  • 324 – Deep Tillage
  • 327 – Conservation Cover
  • 328 – Conservation Crop Rotation
  • 329 – Residue and Tillage Management/No-Till
  • 340 – Cover Crop
  • 342 – Critical Area Planting
  • 345 – Residue and Tillage Management/Mulch Till
  • 346 – Residue and Tillage Management/Ridge Till
  • 386 – Field Border
  • 390 – Riparian Herbaceous Cover
  • 391 – Riparian Forest Buffer
  • 393 – Filter Strip
  • 410 – Grade Stabilization Structure
  • 430 – Irrigation Water Conveyance
  • 442 – Irrigation System, Sprinkler
  • 443 – Irrigation System, Surface and Subsurface
  • 449 – Irrigation Water Management
  • 464 – Irrigation Land Leveling
  • 484 – Mulching
  • 490 – Forest Site Preparation
  • 533 – Pumping Plant
  • 554 – Drainage Water Management
  • 587 – Structure for Water Control
  • 590 – Nutrient Management
  • 608 – Surface Drain, Main or Lateral
  • 634 – Waste Transfer
  • 643 – Restoration and Management of Declining Habitats
  • 645 – Upland Wildlife Habitat Management
  • 646 – Shallow Water Development and Management
  • 657 – Wetland Restoration
  • 658 – Wetland Creation
  • 659 – Wetland Enhancement
  • 799 – Monitoring

Conservation Activity Plans

  • 104 – Nutrient Management CAP
  • 114 – Integrated Pest Management CAP
  • 118 – Irrigation Water Management CAP

Contacts

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

Dianne Schlenker
Initiatives Coordinator
(501) 301-3152