California NRCS just announced four new geographic focus areas where $8.5 million will be made available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to help agricultural producers undertake a variety of water quality and water conservation projects on their farming operations.

The four focus areas include Walker Creek in Glenn County, the Lower Snake River in Sutter County, the French Creek watershed in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties, and the eastern portion of the San Joaquin watershed in Stanislaus and Merced Counties.  Applications are due April 20, 2012.

For more information contact your local NRCS Service Center.  Find a NRCS Service Center.