NRCS wants to improve water quality in Loudon and Monroe Co.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Natural Resources Conservation Service has freed up more than $750,000 to help improve the water quality at Fork Creek in Loudon and Monroe Counties as well as two others across the state, announced State Conservationist Kevin Brown on Wednesday.

The money will help farmers and forestland owners install conservation practices that manage nutrients, pathogens, and sediments.

“When producers work to improve water quality in small watersheds,” stated Kevin Brown, NRCS State Conservationist, “everyone benefits. We see results at the local level and communities benefit by having clean waterways, safer drinking water and healthy habitat for fish and wildlife.”

The “When producers work to improve water quality in small watersheds,” stated Kevin Brown, NRCS State Conservationist, “everyone benefits. We see results at the local level and communities benefit by having clean waterways, safer drinking water and healthy habitat for fish and wildlife.”

In addition to Fork Creek, the money will go to help Fall Creek in Bedford Co. and Clover Creek in Obion Co. The selected watersheds have streams or water bodies that are threatened or impaired and are on the State’s 303 (d) list of impaired waters as designated by the US Environmental Protection Agency.


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