We are pleased to announce Mills River Partnership has received the Regional Conservation Partnership Program grant via Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)!
This grant, $730,000 invested by NRCS, will fund projects on the mainstem of the Mills River and Foster Creek, a direct tributary of the Mills. The goal is to help protect the source water for 85,000 people in the cities of Hendersonville and Asheville, who depend on the Mills River for their drinking water.
Projects for this grant, include:
In addition to protecting drinking water, the project will improve degraded fish and wildlife habitat, help ensure future agricultural productivity, foster locally produced foods, and expand a unique on-farm educational forum promoting sustainable agricultural practices.
Other contributing partners include U.S. Fish and Wildlife, City of Hendersonville and City of Asheville.
For more information on Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) or the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), visit their website.