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Salton Sea - Additional Funding


Last updated 2/14/2016 at 7:13am

USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced $220 million in funding for 84 partnership projects nationwide. The Salton Sea being one of those receiving funding.

Funding comes through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), new in the 2014 Farm Bill.

"We are excited and energized by these new projects that bring together a diverse mix of partners to improve California's ecosystems and landscape," said NRCS State Conservationist Carlos Suarez. "It is very powerful to be able to engage in partnerships that embrace both agricultural and environmental interests and perspectives—and find collaborative ways of making progress on critical issues."

Each project has its own set of conservation benefits, specific goals and management practices and can extend up to five years. Over the coming weeks, NRCS California staff will work with representatives from the selected projects to establish the scope and financial investment amounts for each individual project.

Salton Sea Agricultural Wetlands Habitat Program. Lead partner: Salton Sea Authority. Project will help producers and partners improve Salton Sea water quality, Imperial and Coachella valley air quality, and restore wildlife habitat and wetlands.

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