Congressman Clyburn and USDA Officials to Announce I-95 Corridor Conservation Funding

May 11, 2012 Issues: Appropriations, Congressional Issues, Financial Services

(Columbia, SC)  -- Sixth District Congressman and Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn will join with officials from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to announce $2 million in federal funding to help private landowners in 17 counties along the I-95 Corridor install conservation practices to improve soil, water, air and related natural resources.    The funds are part of the EQIP program, a voluntary conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to eligible landowners. 

              Who:   Congressman Clyburn
                          Kellee Melton, SC USDA-NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Programs

              Where: City Roots Farm
                           1005 Airport Blvd, Columbia, SC, 29205
                           Rosewood neighborhood adjacent to Jim Hamilton-Owens Field Airport

              When:  Monday, May 14, 2012
                           11:30 am

              Contact: Congressman Clyburn’s office, Hope Derrick, 803-974-9506
                              USDA NRCS Columbia office, Sabrenna Bryant, 803-765-5419