Successful Year for Belknap County Conservation District

September 16, 2019by ncdea

NEW HAMPSHIRE, Belknap County CD – The Belknap County Conservation District reported 2019 as a banner year.

Recent successes include $229,114 in major grants for conservation projects, 110 volunteers contributing time valued at $55,946, seven workshops and an upcoming Stream Restoration Conference on Oct. 17 at Gunstock Mountain Resort, and a statewide meeting of New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts scheduled for Oct. 18 at The Margate in Laconia.

“Our Conservation District is making great strides, improving streams, fish and wildlife habitat and getting surplus produce from farmers to people in need,” said Donna Hepp, the organization’s chair. “It is amazing what we’re able to accomplish with a one-person staff, dedicated volunteers, and great partners.”

Source: Successful Year for Belknap County Conservation District | Outdoors | laconiadailysun.com

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