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Federal grant funding made available for oyster growers in Rhode Island

Federal grant funding made available for oyster growers in Rhode Island

RHODE ISLAND, Southern Rhode Island CD – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering financial and technical assistance to aquaculture oyster producers through its Environmental Quality Incentives Program. Producers can apply …

Salmon recovery efforts highlighted in Yakima Basin

Salmon recovery efforts highlighted in Yakima Basin

WASHINGTON, North Yakima CD – Cowiche Creek is a good place to start when it comes to salmon and steelhead success stories in the Yakima Basin. Fish once eliminated from the small tributary have returned. …

Floating islands, rain gardens and more help protect local water quality

Floating islands, rain gardens and more help protect local water quality

NEW YORK, Warren County SWCD – The Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District has some interesting water-quality projects underway, and a group of state and local officials got a tour of a few on …

Volunteers explore Sangamon River wildlife

Volunteers explore Sangamon River wildlife

ILLINOIS, Macon County CD – Volunteers on Saturday explored the Sangamon River’s wildlife and tested for water quality.  Melody Arnold, an educator at the Macon County Conservation District, said the volunteers who began their work …

Comment sought on grouse stewardship grants

Comment sought on grouse stewardship grants

MONTANA, Garfield County CD and Petroleum County CD – The Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program is seeking public comment on proposed uses of the Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Stewardship Fund to benefit sage grouse …

Efforts being made to eradicate Japanese knotweed

Efforts being made to eradicate Japanese knotweed

NEW YORK, Niagara County SWCD – The Niagara County Soil and Water Conservation District is working toward eradicating the invasive species Japanese knotweed in Niagara County. Japanese knotweed grows aggressively in riparian and disturbed areas …

Portland area conservation district tests new ways to stop loss of farmland

Portland area conservation district tests new ways to stop loss of farmland

OREGON, East Multnomah SWCD – The recently released Census of Agriculture shows that farmland is being lost in the Portland area at a rapid rate. The depletion can be attributed to several factors, including an …

Berks County Conservation District helped protect a trout stream in Womelsdorf

Berks County Conservation District helped protect a trout stream in Womelsdorf

PENNSYLVANIA, Berks County CD – On June 26, officials held a ribbon cutting and check presentation to mark the reopening of Water Street in Womelsdorf. The borough received a $232,814 road grant through the Berks …

Marquette County Conservation District offers urban agriculture workshops

Marquette County Conservation District offers urban agriculture workshops

MICHIGAN, Marquette County CD – Farming isn’t just for the country life, it’s also happening in the city on rooftops, in backyards, on balconies, in community gardens, vacant lots, parks and roadside space…To meet the …

Conservation district educates Kirkland residents on responsible stewardship and shoreline restoration

Conservation district educates Kirkland residents on responsible stewardship and shoreline restoration

WASHINGTON, King CD – The King Conservation District (KCD) partnered with Lake Washington Christian Church in Kirkland to educate residents on the importance of sustainability and responsible stewardship on June 26. The event allowed residents …

Cheshire County CD heads community solar project to benefit agriculture

Cheshire County CD heads community solar project to benefit agriculture

NEW HAMPSHIRE, Cheshire County CD – In a project headed by the Cheshire County Conservation District, by this fall Sun Moon Farm could host a 95-kilowatt ground array which would generate power not only for …

Residents replace spotted knapweed with native wildflowers

Residents replace spotted knapweed with native wildflowers

MICHIGAN, Marquette County CD – The Marquette County Conservation District is helping residents install native wildflowers on a hill that had been overrun with invasive spotted knapweed. Spotted knapweed is native to Europe and was …

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#CDEmployeesAtWorkSteuben SWCD employees with their NCDEA (National Conservation District Employees Association) reusable stainless straw. Additional straws were handed out at the Water Quality Symposium to individuals who inquired about them. Communicating and promoting NCDEA activities one straw at a time. ...

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