CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — State Conservationist Ivan Dozier announced the U. S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will offer funding in Macoupin County for the Upper Macoupin Creek Watershed using the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). NRCS has partnered with American Farmland Trust to help local producers address natural resource concerns, namely degraded water quality and soil erosion.
The project focus is to improve water quality in portions of Macoupin County’s Upper Macoupin Creek Watershed. Producers can apply for assistance through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). CSP allows producers to build on their existing on-farm conservation efforts while strengthening their operation by signing up to use special enhancements, or new practices and management techniques.
NRCS RCPP funding will be available to Macoupin County producers with land located in the Upper Macoupin Creek Watershed. To take advantage of this special conservation funding opportunity, interested and eligible producers should submit an application by the cutoff date of June 21, 2019. NRCS reminds producers they can apply for CSP financial assistance at the Carlinville, Illinois Field Office any time throughout the year. NRCS accepts CSP applications on a continuous basis.
To apply, eligible producers should contact the NRCS Carlinville Field Office at 300 Carlinville Plaza, Carlinville, Illinois 62626. Phone: 217-854-2626 ext. 3.
— Illinois Natural Resources Conservation Service
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