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Regional Conservation Partnership Program Application Deadline Extended to September 30

Contact:
Amber Till, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
Cynthia Portalatin, Public Affairs Specialist, cynthia.portalatin@usda.gov


USDA Financial, Technical Assistance Helps Private Landowners in St. Marks and Aucilla River Watersheds

Application Deadline Extended to September 30

GAINESVILLE, FL, September 1, 2022 — Florida private landowners in the St. Marks and Aucilla River watersheds have more time to apply financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) for fiscal year 2023 funding, as the signup deadline has been extended to September 30, 2022, announced Juan C. Hernandez, State Conservationist for NRCS in Florida.

The RCPP 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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