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
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.
The new Conservation Stewardship Program has opened participation up to a wide array of applicants and Leonard Jordan, NRCS Regional Conservationist for the East, says that it’s a great opportunity for all producers to get involved in conservation.
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The Conservation Stewardship Program is off and running and NRCS Regional Conservationist for the East, Leonard Jordan says the program is just another tool in the effort of conservation.
With assistance from the South West Florida Water Management District and FL NRCS, proactive steps have been made in addressing Florida’s water quantity issues with the Mobile Irrigation Laboratory.
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.
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.
The Association of the Florida Conservation Districts recently held their annual conference and President Eva Webb says that one pressing issue of concern was budgeting.
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