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MRBI - Clinton Lake Watershed


The application cutoff for Clinton Lake Watershed is January 19 and March 16, 2018

The Clinton Lake Watershed MRBI Project is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producer for addressing water quality concerns.  The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in partnership with DeWitt County Soil and Water Conservation District, has received funding for the Initiative.  This funding is available for landowners in portion of DeWitt, McLean and Piatt counties.  The project area covers approximately 185,523 acres.

Lead partner:  DeWitt County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Project Goal:  The goals of this 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:  

DeWitt County
USDA Service Center
5920 Revere Road
Clinton, IL 61727
Phone: 217.935.6504 ext. 3

McLean County
USDA Service Center
402 North Kays Drive
Normal, IL 61761
Phone:  309.452.0830 ext. 3

Piatt County
USDA Service Center
1209 Bear Lane
Monticello, IL 61856
Phone:  217.762.2571 ext. 3


Additional Information
Clinton Lake Watershed Ranking Criteria (DOCX: 439kb)