The Alliance, in partnership with Beaver Water District, Watershed Conservation Resource Center, and USDA NRCS, was recently awarded $2.4 million as part of the “War Eagle Creek Watershed Initiative” for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program. This project will be matched by $2.6 million in partner contributions.
The War Eagle Creek Watershed (WECW) Initiative will advance landscape-scale conservation and provide source water protection for more than 550,000 residents of Northwest Arkansas. War Eagle Creek is the largest tributary in the Beaver Lake watershed and is a contributor of both sediment and phosphorus with several creek segments not meeting State standards. Reduction of sediment and nutrient loadings will be achieved by working with partners, producers, and landowners to implement innovative and traditional land management practices. In addition, at least one large stream restoration project will be implemented along War Eagle Creek.
Partners for this project include:
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services
Beaver Water District
Beaver Watershed Alliance
Watershed Conservation Resource Center
Northwest Arkansas Land Trust
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Farm Bureau – State and Counties of Madison, Washington, and Benton
Arkansas Dept of Ag – Natural Resources Division
Madison and Washington County Soil and Water District
Arkansas Archeological Survey
Hispanic Women’s Organization of AR