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Upper Pascagoula Water Quality Enhancement Project

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Date February 21, 2018
Time 6:00 PM
Location EMEPA Auditorium, Meridian, MS
Registration Required Yes
Fee Description RSVP No later than 4:00 PM Tuesday, February 20th.

What: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service OutReach meeting to discuss the Upper Pascagoula Water Quality Enhancement Project (UPWQE) within the Chucky-Okatibbee watersheds. Counties include Clarke, Kemper, Lauderdale, Neshoba, and Newton.

When: Wednesday, February 21, 2018, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where:  EMEPA Auditorium  2128 MS-39, Meridian, MS 39301

PURPOSE:  The Upper Pascagoula Water Quality Enhancement Project (UPWQE) was approved by the Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) in the Mississippi TIG 2016-2017 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment. The purpose of the project is to reduce nutrient and sediments from coastal waters. USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is the Lead Implementing Trustee for the project. 
PROJECT OVERVIEW: The primary goal of the Project is to improve water quality by reducing nutrient and sediments from agricultural lands. This goal will be accomplished by implementing conservation practices on agricultural an associated land as outlined in conservation plans that will be developed by NRCS. 
THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES ARE ELIGIBLE: Clarke, Kemper, Lauderdale, Neshoba, and Newton. Agricultural land proposed for enrollment must be located within the Chunky-Okatibbee watersheds.
QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered for funding through the UPWQEP, applicants must have control of the land proposed for enrollment and be in compliance with USDA conservation compliance provisions.

Chunky-Okatibee Watersheds



For more information, please contact: Kelvin Jackson, 601.483.4100 Ext. 111