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Lake Conway-Point Remove Wetlands Reclamation & Irrigation District MRBI/CCPI Project

Sign Up Deadline July 2, 2012 - News Release

Lake Conway-Point Remove MBRI Project Area MapThe Point Remove Wetlands Reclamation and Irrigation District will be the lead entity in this project with assistance from Conway County Conservation District, Pope County Conservation District, Van Buren Conservation District, Yell County Conservation District, Kuhn Bayou Drainage District, Joiner Lake Drainage District, Point Remove Watershed Improvement District, City of Morrilton, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts, Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

The project area lies within portions of Conway, Pope, Van Buren and Yell Counties.  The project partners will assist agricultural producers in 15 sub-watersheds of the Lake Conway-Point Remove basin to adopt a systems approach with a variety of core and supporting conservation practices to address natural resource concern of water quality pertaining to nutrient runoff and water management.  They will focus on avoiding excess application of nutrients and water on fields; controlling the amount of nutrient and water runoff from fields into the watershed; and trapping nutrients before they leave the field.

The project will utilize Environmental Quality Incentives Program funding to assist with practice installation.  The partners estimate producer participation at 75 percent.

Approved Conservation Practices

Contacts

Nancy Young
State Resource Conservationist
(501) 301-3134

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

Dianne Schlenker
Initiatives Coordinator
(501) 301-3152