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Governor Mike Beebe will announce a historic $30 million 
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
to benefit the Illinois River Watershed and volunteer landowners on
Tuesday, August 25, at 9:00 am at the Embassy Suites in Rogers.
  
Tuesday's announcement will include $24 million federal contribution from USDA,
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 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.

 

 

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 deliahaak@irwp.org

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