Governor Mike Beebe will announce a historic $30
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
to benefit the Illinois River Watershed and volunteer landowners
Tuesday, August 25, at 9:00 am at the Embassy Suites
Tuesday's announcement will include $24 million federal contribution from
with $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
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.
We hope you can attend Tuesday's
announcement at 9:00 am.
Embassy Suites, Rogers, Arkansas
To RSVP, please call 479-238-4671 or email email@example.com