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Watershed Agricultural Council and NRCS-NY Announce Application Cutoff Date for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Gibson Durnford
(914) 962-6355 ext 16

The Watershed Agricultural Committee (WAC) has partnered with New York Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to bring focused conservation program funding to the region.  The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) uses partnerships to coordinate and target resources to address regional conservation goals. 

The East of the Hudson RCPP partnership announces February 1, 2021 as the application cutoff date for targeted conservation projects through the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in the East of the Hudson focus area for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. All applications are competitive and are ranked based on locally identified resource priorities and the overall benefit to the environment.

This special funding will be used to implement practices to address localized priority resource concerns.  The WAC and NRCS office will work together to provide assistance to producers in the project area in developing and implementing conservation practices.

Interested farmers and landowners that are located within the East of the Hudson focus area should contact their local NRCS office for additional information and to obtain an application. Office staff will be able to help confirm eligibility.

As part of application process, all landowners will need to complete USDA eligibility requirements. To find information on EQIP Eligibility please visit: .

If you are interested in applying for an NRCS conservation program, please visit the NRCS web site for information at: .

Interested applicants located in the East of the Hudson focus area may apply by contacting your local WAC office at (914) 962-6355 or NRCS office at 845-883-7162.

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