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MRBI - Crow Creek West/Clear Creek Watershed


The application cutoff for Crow/Clear Creek is January 19 and March 16, 2018

The Crow Creek West/Clear Creek Watershed MRBI Project is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers for addressing water quality concerns. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in partnership with the Marshall/Putnam Soil and Water Conservation District, has received funding for the Initiative. This funding is available for landowners in portions of Marshall, Putnam, Bureau, LaSalle, and Stark counties. The project area covers approximately 74,693 acres.

Lead partner:  Marshall/Putnam Soil and Water Conservation District.

Project Goal:  The goals of the project are to improve water quality, reduce sediment and nutrient loads entering the watershed, and improve fish and wildlife habitat benefits.

Conservation Practice Funding:  Funding will be available to eligible landowners through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).  NRCS will provide financial assistance for a variety of conservation practices for the purpose of reducing the amount of nutrient runoff and soil erosion associated with agriculture production.  Land and producer eligibility, adjusted gross income, and all other criteria for participation must be met to participate in this initiative.  Agricultural lands are eligible for enrollment in the initiative.

How to apply for MRBI:  NRCS and associated conservation partners will deliver this program collaboratively.  Applications may be obtained and filed with the Natural Resources Conservation Service at: 

Marshall and Putnam counties
USDA Service Center
1511 University Court
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309.364.3913 ext. 3

Bureau County
USDA Service Center
312 East Backbone Road, Suite A
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone:  815.875.9732 ext. 3

LaSalle County
USDA Service Center
1691 North 31st Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone:  815.433.0551

Stark County
USDA Service Center
7419C State Route 17
Toulon, IL 61483
Phone:  309.286.2261 ext. 3


Additional information

Crow Creek West/Clear Creek Ranking Criteria (DOCX, 549kb)