AL to Hold WRP Workshops

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Auburn, Ala. – State Conservationist Dr. William Puckett has announced the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be hosting three workshops to inform landowners and Tribes about the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP).

WRP is a voluntary program offering landowners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands on their property. Landowners that enter into WRP may be paid an easement payment in exchange for enrolling their land. To date, more than two million acres have been enrolled nationally in WRP helping the Federal government exceed a 3-year goal of increasing the number and size of America’s wetlands.

The WRP workshops are free to the public. However, reservations are requested for all meetings. To register, call one of the contacts listed below.

May 18, 2009 – 6:00 p.m.
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Charles H. Stone Ag Center, Room 101
819 Cook Avenue
Huntsville, Alabama
Contact: Anthony Hudson, NRCS
Telephone: (256) 532-1692, Ext. 3

May 19, 2009 – 6:00
Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources District Office
21438 Harris Station Road
Tanner, Alabama
Contact: Mark Swafford, NRCS
Telephone: (256) 232-4025, Ext. 3

May 21, 2009 – 6:00 p.m.
Northwest Shoals Community College
Route 3, Box 77
Phil Campbell, Alabama
Contact: Jamie Carpenter, NRCS
Telephone: (256) 383-4323, Ext. 3