NRCS Announces Funding for America's Great Outdoors Initiative Upper Cache River Watershed Project
Sign-Up Deadline is April 19, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 7, 2013 – Acting USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist Doris Washington today announced landowners in portions of the Upper Cache River Watershed in five Arkansas counties have until April 19, 2013, to sign up for financial assistance through the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative.
Assistance is available to agriculture producers in parts of Clay, Craighead, Greene, Lawrence and Randolph counties to implement conservation practices that reduce soil erosion and help reduce the amount of sedimentation reaching surface water in the watershed.
“Agricultural production dominates the Upper Cache River region,” Washington said. “Through this project we hope to improve on-farm efficiencies and reduce sediment and nutrient amounts into the river.”
Examples of practices eligible for financial assistance include field ditches, pipe drops, ponds and sediment control basins. Funding will be through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
To sign up for the programs, visit your local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service field service center.