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Nominations Open for Hugh Hammond Bennett Award for Conservation Excellence

Nominations Open for Hugh Hammond Bennett Award for Conservation Excellence

To all Conservation Partner Employees, It is with great pleasure that the National Conservation Planning Partnership (NCPP) announces the opening of the Hugh Hammond Bennett Award for Conservation Excellence. The Award will honor the legacy …

These farmers unearthed a pair of ‘soiled’ underwear after leaving it underground for two months

These farmers unearthed a pair of ‘soiled’ underwear after leaving it underground for two months

MAINE, Southern Aroostook SWCD – The farmers and gardeners involved in the Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District’s unusual soil health experiment have unearthed their test subjects: the remains of cotton underwear they buried …

Nearly $200,000 in wildfire education grants awarded to two Wenatchee organizations

Nearly $200,000 in wildfire education grants awarded to two Wenatchee organizations

WASHINGTON, Cascadia CD – Nearly $200,000 in wildfire education grant money has been given to Wenatchee’s Wildfire Project and Cascadia Conservation District. The $194,000 grant was awarded through the department of Commerce. Senator Brad Hawkins …

Bite of Berks takes bite out of college costs for Berks County environmental students

Bite of Berks takes bite out of college costs for Berks County environmental students

PENNSYLVANIA, Berks County CD – A Bite of Berks is a competitive tasting event featuring local restaurants, bakeries, caterers, food trucks, orchards, wineries and other food related businesses, offering a sample bite of something delicious. …

Conservation District honors Chestnut Ridge forest stewards, woodlands group

Conservation District honors Chestnut Ridge forest stewards, woodlands group

PENNSYLVANIA, Westmoreland CD – Westmoreland Conservation District will head into the woods, figuratively, Thursday as it presents its annual conservation awards to a local couple who are reviving wooded acreage on Chestnut Ridge and to …

Creating Bee-Friendly Habitats

Creating Bee-Friendly Habitats

MAINE, Piscataquis County SWCD – While bee populations are under stress from climate change, habitat loss, invasive species, pests and pathogens, there are actions farmers and gardeners can take to make their lands more bee-friendly. …

Volunteers clear 70 tires from Juniata River

Volunteers clear 70 tires from Juniata River

PENNSYLVANIA, Perry County CD – A group of 20 dedicated Keep Perry County Beautiful volunteers and Perry County Conservation District staff came with kayaks and canoes for the Juniata River Clean-Up between the Newport River …

Midland Conservation District purchases Tomlinson barn

Midland Conservation District purchases Tomlinson barn

MICHIGAN, Midland CD – After some shaky times, the Midland Conservation District and the historic Tomlinson barn, are on solid ground. The barn and district also have history together, said Midland Conservation District Manager Karen …

Federal funds help Skagit County farmers mitigate manure

Federal funds help Skagit County farmers mitigate manure

WASHINGTON, Skagit CD – Federal money is helping Skagit County dairy farmers better manage manure while lessening the environmental impacts of the farms. At Wesen Organic Dairy in Bow, Dean Wesen said the farm has …

Beehler takes over as BCCD interim Executive Director

Beehler takes over as BCCD interim Executive Director

MICHIGAN, Branch County CD – In order to help out her husband with his forestry business, Kathy Worst has decided to step down as the Executive Director of the Branch County Conservation District. Worst has …

Report on land conservation highlights Orange County farm

Report on land conservation highlights Orange County farm

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 …

Teachers roll up their sleeves to teach students about water quality

Teachers roll up their sleeves to teach students about water quality

OHIO, Lucas SWCD – It might have looked a bit peculiar to anyone walking the trails at Wildwood Preserve Metropark on a recent summer day or visiting the historic Manor House. What was that large …

Two Decades of Educating the Next Generation of Conservationists

Two Decades of Educating the Next Generation of Conservationists

CALIFORNIA, Sonoma RCD – “FARMS Leadership taught me the impact we have on our environment and why sustainable farming is important,” stated Fernando Isol of North Bay Met Academy upon his final day in FARMS …

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