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Point Remove MRBI Project

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*

  • 313 Waste Storage Facility
  • 316 Animal Mortality Facility
  • 317 Composting Facility
  • 324 Deep Tillage
  • 328 Conservation Crop Rotation
  • 329 Residue Management, No-Till
  • 340 Cover Crop
  • 342 Critical Area Planting
  • 345 Residue Management, Mulch Till
  • 346 Residue Management, Ridge Till
  • 362 Diversion
  • 367 Roofs and Covers
  • 378 Pond
  • 382 Fence
  • 390 Riparian Herbaceous Cover 
  • 391 Riparian Forest Buffer 
  • 393 Filter Strip 
  • 410 Grade Stabilization Structure
  • 412 Grassed Waterway 
  • 430 Irrigation Pipeline
  • 441 Irrigation System, Micro Irrigation
  • 442 Irrigation System, Sprinkler
  • 443 Irrigation System, Surface and Subsurface
  • 449 Irrigation Water Management
  • 464 Irrigation Land Leveling
  • 484 Mulching
  • 490 Tree and Shrub Preparation
  • 511 Forage Harvest Management
  • 512 Forage and Biomass Planting
  • 516 Livestock Pipeline
  • 528 Prescribed Grazing 
  • 533 Pumping Plant
  • 554 Drainage Water Management 
  • 561 Heavy Use Area Protection
  • 578 Stream Crossing
  • 587 Structure for Water Control
  • 590 Nutrient Management 
  • 607 Surface Drain, Field Ditch
  • 608 Surface Drain, Main or Lateral
  • 612 Tree & Shrub Establishment
  • 614 Watering Facility
  • 629 Waste Treatment
  • 633 Waste Utilization 
  • 634 Waste Transfer
  • 643 Restoration & Management of Declining Habitats 
  • 645 Upland Wildlife Habitat Management
  • 657 Wetland Restoration 
  • 658 Wetland Creation 
  • 659 Wetland Enhancement

*Some restrictions may apply to some practices.

Conservation Activity

  • 201 – Edge of Field Water Quality Monitoring and Evaluation
  • 202 – Edge of Field Water Quality Monitoring, Equipment Installation

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