EPA’s Watershed Academy is pleased to sponsor its 67th free Webcast Seminar on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, Noon-2pm (Central)
“USDA’s National Water Quality Initiative”
Lynda Hall, Chief, Nonpoint Source Control Branch, U.S. EPA’s Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds;
Tom Christensen, Regional Conservationist, Central Region, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service;
Jimmy Bramblett, Chief of Staff for the Regional Conservationists, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service;
Steve Hopkins, Nonpoint Source Coordinator, Iowa Department of Natural Resources; and
Jon Hubbert, Acting State Conservationist, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Iowa
Join the EPA for a webcast to learn more about USDA’s National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI). USDA’s NWQI is working in priority watersheds to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners improve water quality and aquatic habitats in impaired streams, lakes, and other waterbodies. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is helping producers implement conservation and management practices through a systems approach to control and trap sediment, nutrients, and manure runoff. Eligible producers are receiving assistance for implementing conservation practices such as nutrient management, residue management, conservation cropping systems, cover crops, filter strips, and water and sediment control basins. This webcast will highlight how this Initiative is working and how USDA’s NRCS is working with state water quality agencies and others to implement this Initiative in priority watersheds.
The presentation will be posted in advance. Also, Webcast participants are eligible to receive a certificate for their attendance.