Tuesday, August 25, at 9:00 am at the Embassy Suites in
Governor Mike Beebe will announce a historic $30
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
to benefit the Illinois River Watershed and volunteer
The 15-year Voluntary CREP Program includes
$24 million federal contribution from USDA
$3 million in-kind State match
$1.5 million from Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
$1 million from the Walton Family Foundation and
$500,000 in local public and private funds
including the Arkansas Poultry Federation.
The Illinois River Watershed CREP seeks to establish or restore
riparian forest buffers and wildlife habitat buffers by planting native grasses, trees, and shrubs. The goal of the IRW CREP is to conserve, restore and protect water quality, enrolling up to 15,000 acres
of eligible marginal pasture and cropland within the Illinois River Watershed.
Join us for Tuesday's historic
9:00 am. Embassy Suites, Rogers, Arkansas