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Monroe County Removes Sediment in Florida Keys

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

After a hurricane, or other natural disasters, the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) is there to help many landowners. A good example of that is work taking place in Monroe County, Florida. The Florida Keys took the brunt of Hurricane Irma back in 2017, filling the network of canals with debris and sediment along with widespread damage. But that debris has …


USDA Program Helps Florida Recover from Hurricane Irma

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has approved $99.3 million for 37 projects in 23 counties through the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) to help state and local governments recover from Hurricane Irma. The storm caused widespread damage to buildings, water infrastructure and major erosion when it tore through parts of Florida in September of 2017.  Workers have been removing sediment, trees and debris from waterways and stabilizing banks …


Federal Program Repairs Popular Arcadia Park

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service  has provided $740,000 to DeSoto County through Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) assistance to help to repair hurricane damage a popular park in Arcadia, Fla.  Hurricane Irma struck Southwest Florida as a Category 3 in fall 2017. The hurricane dropped from 10 to 15 inches in the Peace River drainage area, which covers 1,367 square miles. The Peace …


EWP Helps Landowners after a Natural Disaster


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind landowners that if your area suffered damage from Hurricane Michael, the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) can help relieve imminent hazards to life and property. EWP Helps Landowners after a Natural Disaster


EWP Available for Landowners Affected by Natural Disasters

Dan USDA-NRCS, Weather

While Hurricane Florence won’t affect all areas of the Southeast, it will some. But no matter when a natural disaster may strike, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to landowners to know if your area suffers damage, the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) can help relieve imminent hazards to life and property. This includes damage caused by hurricanes, floods, …


EWP Program Funding Helps in Aftermath of Hurricanes

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS, Water, Weather

Hurricane season is officially underway, and forecasters are predicting another busy season this year. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants landowners to know that if your area does suffer damage from a natural disaster, the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) can help. Program Funding Helps in Aftermath of Hurricanes