Skip

2010 Annual Report MRBI

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.

L'Anguille River - CCPI

Program - County Acres Applications Funded Funds Obligated
EQIP - Cross 958 5 $420,850
WHIP - Cross 88 2 $30,440
CSP - Cross 5,728 4 $99,633
CSP - Poinsett 4,764 2 $75,679
Totals 11,533 13 $626,602

Outlet Larkin Creek - CCPI

Program - County Acres Applications Funded Funds Obligated
EQIP - Lee 89 1 $53,160
EQIP - St. Francis 939 8 $401,443
Totals 1,028 9 $454,603

Point Remove - CCPI

Program - County Acres Applications Funded Funds Obligated
EQIP - Conway 5,806 13 $849,721
EQIP - Pope 4,404 11 $1,325,060
EQIP - Yell 237 1 $35,625
Totals 10,447 25 $2,210,406

Cache River - WREP

County Acres Applications Funded Funds Obligated
Monroe 1,165 1 $1,281,500
Prairie 694 3 $763,400
Totals 1,859 4 $2,044,900