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September 5, 2019by ncdea

VIRGINIA, Culpeper SWCD – A new report is looking at land conservation efforts in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, and it highlights a conservation easement at a local farm.

The report showcases success stories of people who have worked to protect land, including Tom and Kim Nixon, the owners of Glenmary Farm in Orange County.

The Nixons worked with the Piedmont Environmental Council, the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to put 372 acres of their farm into a conservation easement, protecting it from development.

The property is productive farmland as well as riparian protection along the Rapidan River and wildlife habitat.

Source: Report on land conservation highlights Orange County farm



July 25, 2019by ncdea

KENTUCKY, Pulaski County CD – Annexation may be dead issue but landowners may be interested in a program administered by the Kentucky Division of Conservation aimed at protecting the commonwealth’s best farmland.

“I think it would be fair to say we’ve not had any more interest in the area that was looking to be annexed…than there has anywhere else in Pulaski County,” Pulaski County Conservation District board chairman Rodney Dick noted. “I think that definitely there is renewed interest all over the county.”

“The [state] always wants us to making people aware of all the programs they’ve got to offer,” Program Coordinator John Burnett said, “but we’ve been getting a few people call in with questions about it. We thought it’d be good to put something out there and just inform everybody that it is available and how it works.”

“It sets the land up to stay agricultural,” Burnett explained when asked about the program’s benefits. “The tax rates would be assessed at agricultural value and it cannot be annexed into the city limits because it’s agricultural land.”

Source: Ag district program available to local landowners | Local News | somerset-kentucky.com



June 29, 2019by ncdea

ALABAMA – Charity Mitcham, District Administrative Coordinator for St. Clair County, passes the ACDEA Presidential torch onto fellow coordinator, Mandi Milford of Tallapoosa County. Mitcham, a 2.5 term president, fulfilled her term requirements for the Alabama Conservation District Employees Association (ACDEA) this June, leaving a five-year legacy to uphold.

Since 1992, the Association’s goal has been to empower and assist local Conservation Districts and their employees in accomplishing their own goals, as well as expand their existing and new programs. The ACDEA establishes and supports continuing education of District employees while also bridging the gap with state leadership. The ACDEA also assists Districts in maintaining proper procedures and regulations within their own counties.

Source: Charity Mitcham passes on ACDEA Presidential Legacy | Community | newsaegis.com


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