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NRCS Washington to host Regional Conservation Partnership Program informational webinars

Program Contact: Laura Williams 
(e) laura.williams@usda.gov 
(p) 509.323.2988

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (Sept. 23, 2021) – The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Washington (NRCS-WA) is hosting four informational webinars in October on the newly established 2018 Farm Bill Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).   

The Regional Conservation Partnership Program promotes coordination of NRCS conservation activities with partners who offer value-added contributions to expand our collective ability to address on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns. Through RCPP, NRCS seeks to co-invest both financial and technical assistance to implement partner-led projects that demonstrate innovative solutions to conservation challenges and provide measurable improvements and outcomes tied to the resource concerns they seek to address.  

The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Washington will offer four informational webinars to discuss the nuances of RCPP under the 2018 Farm Bill. People are encouraged to attend the series in preparation for the Fiscal Year 2022 RCPP funding announcement, which is expected to release in Fall 2021.   

Session Schedule:  

  • Oct. 18, 3 to 4 p.m. "An Introduction to RCPP," hosted by Laura Williams, RCPP State Coordinator  
  • Oct. 25, 3 to 4 p.m. "RCPP & Conservation Easements," hosted by Alexandra James, RCPP Easement Liaison  
  • Nov. 1, 3 to 4 p.m. "RCPP Watershed & Public Works," hosted by Laura Williams, RCPP State Coordinator  
  • Nov. 8, 3 to 4 p.m. "Developing an RCPP Proposal," hosted by Laura Williams, RCPP State Coordinator  

All sessions will be held via Zoom and include a 15-minute question and answer period. To register, click here.

For more information about the RCPP program, please refer to the NRCS RCPP National Webpage. and the RCPP How to Apply Webpage. Please direct specific questions to Laura Williams, the Washington RCPP State Coordinator via email at Laura.Williams@USDA.gov.

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