2010 Annual Report - Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watershed Initiative
Six Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watershed Initiative projects were selected for funding in Arkansas - five Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI) and one Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP). Arkansas funded 51 contracts on 24,871 acres for more than $5.3 million.
Overall, more than $22 million nationally in CCPI funds will be administered through the Conservation Stewardship Program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program and the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program.
Arkansas’s CCPI projects and funding for FY 10 were:
L’Anguille River Watershed Coalition, $540,000
Lake Conway-Point Remove Wetlands Reclamation and Irrigation District, $1,025,000
St. Francis County and Lee County Conservation Districts, Outlet Larkin Creek, $224,000
Northeast Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts, Little River Ditches (funding begins in Fiscal Year 2011)
Northeast Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts, Lower St. Francis (funding begins in Fiscal Year 2011)
A Wetlands Restoration in the Cache River Watershed WREP project by The Nature Conservancy was also selected to receive more than $2 million.