On May 7, the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District and USDA-NRCS hosted a signing ceremony for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center in Columbus, Georgia. USDA-NRCS and District leaders gathered to mark the beginning of the Flint District’s national RCPP initiative for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, which spans Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.
United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack formally announced project selections for the new USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) on Wednesday, January 14. The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District’s national and state projects are among the final projects selected for funding. The District looks forward to a collaborative effort among the three states of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia to conserve our shared natural resources within the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin for the national RCPP project. The state project will enhance ongoing efforts in the Lower Flint River Basin to optimize irrigation water management and agricultural water conservation.
The Regional Conservation Partnership Program was authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill. The official USDA press release is below: