June 14, 2023 12:00pm to 1:30pm
The Source Water Collaborative’s (SWC) Conservation Programs and Forested Lands Subgroup is hosting this webinar to share information about two current opportunities to advance source water protection through the programs of our SWC member, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). These two separate NRCS programs each provide opportunities to direct conservation program financial and technical assistance to producers in watersheds important to protecting drinking water sources. NWQI has an added benefit in its ability to provide funding for both planning and implementation.
Nominating Watersheds for the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI): The NRCS anticipates releasing the FY2024 NWQI Bulletin to nominate watersheds in advance of the webinar date. Through NWQI, NRCS prioritizes funding for producers to implement practices in the selected watersheds to protect water quality and quantity, including surface and ground water drinking water sources.
Sylvia Malm, Ground Water Protection Council
John Bullough, NWQI and MRBI Coordinator, NRCS
Claire Tachella, EQIP Program Manager, NRCS-Oregon
Maureen Pepper, State Water Quality Specialist, NRCS-Idaho