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Financial, Technical Assistance Helps Private Landowners in St. Marks and Aucilla River Watersheds - Apply by September 2

Contact:
Amber Till, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs


GAINESVILLE, FL, July 28, 2022 — Florida private landowners in the St. Marks and Aucilla River watersheds can apply until September 2 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) for fiscal year 2023 funding.

The assistance will help landowners in portions of Leon, Jefferson, Wakulla, Madison, and Taylor counties conduct prescribed burns, remove invasive plants, plant longleaf pine trees, and create wildlife habitat on their property. 

Applications will be evaluated for funding based on local, state, and nationally developed criteria to optimize environmental benefits. Applications ranking highest in a funding category will be funded according to priority and availability of program funds.

Visit your local NRCS field office to learn more.

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