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An Unprecedented Commitment to Conservation in the Bay Watershed

You don’t have to dig too deep to understand NRCS' connection to clean water in the Ches. Bay Watershed. For nearly 80 years, NRCS conservationists have been the nation’s soil experts and wise land management is one of the best ways to prevent erosion and nutrient runoff.

First Participants in Conservation Stewardship Program Can Renew for Five Years

The first participants of CSP have an opportunity to renew their contracts for another five years to help them achieve additional conservation goals. Participants who have fulfilled their 2010 contracts can sign up through a non-competitive process from July 11 to September 12 to renew.

USDA’s Partnership Program Ushers in a New Era in Conservation

NRCS is accepting RCPP proposals for state, regional and national conservation projects. Pre-proposals are due July 14. Grants.gov will be down July 12-14. Please click here for the national RCPP page and details.  

NRCS Funds Available to Farmers to Improve Water Quality

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will provide $280,000 in assistance to Delaware farmers in the Clear Brook-Nanticoke River watershed who voluntarily make improvements to their land to improve water quality.

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program News

USDA NRCS in Delaware is accepting applications now until June 6 for its new Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). NRCS technical and financial assistance are available for the purchase of conservation easements on eligible agricultural lands and wetlands.

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