NRCS Celebrates AL Soil and Water Conservation Week

Randall Weiseman Alabama, General, USDA-NRCS

Alabama will celebrate Soil and Water Conservation Week September 14-19, 2009. Frank Nalty, Chairman of the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee, says that the volunteers work closely with Alabama NRCS. Governor Bob Riley did proclaim next week as Soil and Water Conservation Week in Alabama. To see that proclamation click Here

FL NRCS Projects Result in a Multitude of Benefits

Randall Weiseman Florida, General, USDA-NRCS

The City of Palm Beach Gardens is one of the many communities that have received a multitude of benefits through a FL Natural Resources Conservation Service project. Todd Engle, Director of Construction for the city, says work to stabilize a canal has helped more than just the environment.

Changes in the New CSP

Randall Weiseman Alabama, General, USDA-NRCS

The Conservation Security Program is now the Conservation Stewardship Program and John Curtis, Resource Conservationist for Alabama NRCS, says that 2008 Farm Bill changed more than just the name. Sign up for the program is continuous with the first batching period ending September 30, 2009. For more information contact your local NRCS field office or visit their website.

AL AWEP Conducting Short Sign Up

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Alabama’s NRCS Agricultural Water Enhancement Program applications are due on Tuesday, August 25, 2009. For more information log on to their website or visit your local NRCS field office.

AL Receives Dollars for Floodplain Easements

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cattle, Field Crops, Livestock, USDA-NRCS

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is providing dollars which will allow work to be done in Alabama with floodplain easements. John Curtis, Resource Conservationist with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama, said the work will take place in North Alabama. To learn more about CSP go to the Alabama NRCS website