Aderholt Announces Funding to Support Longleaf Pine Forests and Protect Watersheds in Alabama
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today announced USDA funding that will provide approximately $10 million to support conservation and water quality efforts in the state of Alabama.
“This funding, provided through the Department of Agriculture’s new Regional Conservation Partnership Program, will go directly to support efforts to keep our state 'Alabama the Beautiful.'
“Funding will come from the overall $370 million in federal dollars allocated to the overall program and from $400 million in contributions made by the partners in this new program.
“Here in the 4th District, money will be used to protect the watersheds that are vital to so many aspects of life, work, and recreation in North Alabama. Funds will also be used to support and sustain what is known as the Longleaf Pine Range which extends into the southern portion of my district.
“In regard to the protection of our water resources, I am pleased to hear that the Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) will be the primary partner in using some of these funds to protect our state’s precious watersheds. The Federation has always been a strong supporter of making sure our natural resources are there for future generations to use and enjoy."
In Washington, Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.
For more information about Aderholt’s work in Congress visit: www.aderholt.house.gov.