Recover Act Stories from USDA.gov

ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTMENTS

U.S. forests and working lands supply the country with the majority of the surface water Americans drink. They also clean our air, preserve our wildlife habitats, and are among our Nation’s greatest assets in the battle against global climate change. Through the Recovery Act, the Obama Administration has demonstrated its commitment to protecting these crucial assets and making rural America a healthier place to live by supporting critical investments in the cleanliness and health of the rural environment. These investments to clean up polluted land and water resources will improve the vitality of these rural areas and increase their appeal as places to live and work.