Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative Updated:11/2021

Launched in 2009, the 12-state Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI) uses several Farm Bill programs, including the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), to help landowners sustain America’s natural resources through voluntary conservation. The overall goals of MRBI are to improve water quality, restore wetlands and enhance wildlife habitat while ensuring economic viability of agricultural lands.

States within the Mississippi River Basin have developed nutrient reduction strategies to minimize the contributions of nitrogen and phosphorus to surface waters within the basin, and ultimately to the Gulf of Mexico. MRBI uses a small watershed approach to support the states’ reduction strategies. Avoiding, controlling and trapping practices are implemented to reduce the amount of nutrients flowing from agricultural land into waterways and to improve the resiliency of working lands.


Contact Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative

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Contact Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative


700 W. Capitol Ave.
Room 3416, Federal Building
Little Rock, AR  72201
Phone: (501) 301-3152
Fax: (501) 301-3189


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Arkansas
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee
  • Wisconsin