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NRCS Announces Water Quality and Wetlands Projects for MS River Basin

NRCS – May 2012

Owners of land along the Mississippi River in New Madrid, Pemiscot and Mississippi counties in Missouri could be eligible for financial and technical assistance for water quality and wetland projects under a new program announced by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Harold Deckerd, NRCS assistant state conservationist in Missouri, said eligible land is located between the Mississippi River and the river’s primary levee. “The goal of this project is to increase the number of acres with bottomland hardwood trees along the river in those three counties,” Deckerd said. “Our goal in Missouri is to enroll 500 acres.” For full story, click here. For a related story, go to USDA Invests in Mississippi River Basin Water Quality.