Recent torrential rainfall in Georgia has caused some flooding in a number of areas, but James Tillman, State Conservationist for Georgia NRCS, says that watershed structures prevented the potential for even more damage.
Resource Conservation and Development Week in Alabama kicks off this Sunday, September 20th and Johnny Flowers, President of the Alabama Association of RC&D Councils, says that the councils are made up of volunteers who work in partnership with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Florida is known to have very unique water issues and Terrie Bates, assistant deputy executive director of the South Florida Water Management District, says that they work closely with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in order to address some of the concerns.
The Secretary of Agriculture installed the People ‘s Garden at USDA headquarters earlier this year and Florida NRCS is one of those agencies that took on the challenge of the garden initiative.
Estimates of dollars per acre the Natural Resources Conservation Service might issue annually to those who participate in the new Conservation Stewardship Program have been put out by USDA. And Leonard Jordan, NRCS Regional Conservationist for the East, reminds producers the first batching period for CSP is coming at the end of September. To learn more about CSP click Here
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.