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Conservation Corner

Macon County Upper Sangamon River Watershed Project

Mon, March 11, 2019

U. S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will offers funding in Macon County for the Upper Sangamon River Watershed project through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). 

NRCS partners with Macon County Soil and Water Conservation District to help producers address resource concerns, such as degraded water quality and soil erosion. Producers can apply for assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to implement practices such as drainage water management, denitrifying bioreactors, saturated buffers, cover crops, nutrient management, and no-till. The project focus is to improve water quality in Macon County’s portion of the Upper Sangamon River Watershed.

NRCS RCPP funding is available to Macon County producers whose land is located in the Upper Sangamon River Watershed. To take advantage of the conservation funding opportunity, interested producers should submit applications by application cutoff dates of April 19 and May 17, 2019. However, producers are encouraged to submit applications at any time to the NRCS Decatur Field Office because applications are accepted throughout the year.

To apply, eligible producers should contact the NRCS Decatur Field Office at 3342 President Howard Brown Blvd, Decatur, Illinois 62521. Phone: 217-877-5670 ext. 3.