Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS} is excited to announce an opportunity for funding and
customer assistance to install practices addressing soil erosion and degraded water quality caused by
gullies and movement of soil. We have several hundred thousand dollars to aid in this critical
The Mississippi River Basin Initiative (MRBI} is a targeted approach to improve the health of the
Mississippi River Basin. Nutrient contributions, specifically nitrogen and phosphorus, have an impact on
the Mississippi River, local drinking water and have caused hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico. NRCS and its
partners has selected small watersheds in the North Fork Forked Deer (6 no.) drainage area in the
Mississippi River Basin to support volunteer installation of conservation practices that avoid, control, and
trap nutrient runoff; improve wildlife habitat; and maintain agricultural productivity.
To provide additional information and Q&A, we will host a public call on November 10th at 1 pm CST.
"Call-in Coordinates" - Teleconference Number: 888-844-9904 then Pass Code: 3908145#
Please contact your local service center to apply by November 20, 2020