Through the Everglades Initiative the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and our partners, work with producers; to implement conservation practices and support rural economies in the Florida Everglades region. The initiative covers all or parts of 17 counties: Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Osceola, Orange, Palm Beach, Polk and St. Lucie counties.
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The objectives of this initiative are to:
- Improve water quality
- Improve irrigation water management
- Control invasive plant species
- Improve wildlife and fish habitat
The initiative is implemented through the following programs:
Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Agricultural Conservation Easements Program
National Everglades Initiative
Contact your Local USDA Service Center or,
Jeffrey Woods, financial assistance programs, 352-338-9515.
Crenel Francis, program specialist, 352-338-9508