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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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Null settling in at new position at conservation district

Null settling in at new position at conservation district

PENNSYLVANIA, Clearfield County CD – William “Willie” Null, the new manager of the Clearfield County Conservation District, hopes to continue …

Students, volunteers plant trees for Saxtons River floodplain protection

Students, volunteers plant trees for Saxtons River floodplain protection

VERMONT, Windham County NRCD – The Saxtons River Watershed Collaborative organized a riparian buffer tree planting on June 6 along …

District plans workshop on soils, natural resources

District plans workshop on soils, natural resources

MAINE, Central Aroostook SWCD – The Central Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District and the State Soil Scientist will offer …

Workshop To Teach Property Owners About Forest Management

Workshop To Teach Property Owners About Forest Management

MAINE, Van Buren CD – Coming up this Friday will be a presentation by the Van Buren Conservation District on …

Reed looks back on a nearly 20-year career as conservation district manager

Reed looks back on a nearly 20-year career as conservation district manager

PENNSYLVANIA, Clearfield County CD – Clearfield County Conservation District’s Manager Susan Reed is set to embark on a major life …

Broadway students break a sweat to improve water quality

Broadway students break a sweat to improve water quality

WEST VIRGINIA, Shenandoah Valley SWCD – Horticulture students at Broadway High School left the classroom on Tuesday for a hands-on …

Workshop offered on forestry management for bird conservation

Workshop offered on forestry management for bird conservation

MAINE, Waldo County SWCD – Wild bird species of Maine are currently facing many stresses that are causing their populations …

‘Bringing science to life’: Divine Mercy students hold trout release

‘Bringing science to life’: Divine Mercy students hold trout release

PENNSYLVANIA, Cambria County CD, Somerset CD – Dodging raindrops, fifth- and sixth-grade students from Divine Mercy Catholic Academy released roughly …

Volunteers plant new forest at Elliottsburg park

Volunteers plant new forest at Elliottsburg park

PENNSYLVANIA, Perry County CD – Braving rain and a swampy field, about 30 volunteers including West Perry students, residents and …

Partners undertake Cross Lake Watershed survey

Partners undertake Cross Lake Watershed survey

MAINE, St. John Valley SWCD – The Friends of Cross Lake association will coordinate a survey of Cross Lake’s watershed …

Tractor Training

Tractor Training

NEW HAMPSHIRE, Cheshire County CD – For local farmers, finding assistance in working their land generally isn’t that much of …

WV farmers can apply for assistance to revegetate their land

WV farmers can apply for assistance to revegetate their land

Muddy fields across West Virginia were the result of a year of steady rain. That is according to a release …

Students Build Bee Houses

Students Build Bee Houses

PENNSYLVANIA, Columbia County CD – Students at Central Columbia High School near Bloomsburg are busy drilling and sanding. The agricultural …

#FeedABee initiative in Allegheny County gives bee colonies plants and land to stay fed

#FeedABee initiative in Allegheny County gives bee colonies plants and land to stay fed

PENNSYLVANIA, Allegheny County CD – In 2017, the Feed a Bee initiative set a goal to fund pollinator-dedicated gardens and …

Herkimer County starts work on updated farmland plan

NEW YORK, Herkimer County SWCD – Herkimer County has begun work to update the county’s 2000 Agricultural and Farmland Protection …

Conservation district to assist land trust, help with Harmony Trail

RHODE ISLAND, Southern Rhode Island CD – The Southern Rhode Island Conservation District will use an Urban Agriculture Conservation Grant …

Working Group Findings: Agricultural Needs

Working Group Findings: Agricultural Needs

MAINE, Central Aroostook SWCD – Spring will soon come to Aroostook County, but in the meantime, local officials have been …

No-till vegetable farming workshop to bring soil health expert to Gilford

NEW HAMPSHIRE – The New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts, in partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and …

Conservation District celebrates purchase of building

Conservation District celebrates purchase of building

PENNSYLVANIA, Clinton County CD – The photo was taken at Friday’s ceremonial signing of papers granting ownership of the Conservation …

Free manure management plan writing workshop offered by 
Conservation District

PENNSYLVANIA, Clearfield County CD – Did you know that all farms generating/using manure must have a manure management plan? The …

Solar Project Aims to Assist Farms with Energy Expenses

Solar Project Aims to Assist Farms with Energy Expenses

NEW HAMPSHIRE, Cheshire County CD – The Cheshire County Conservation District (CCCD) has launched a Community Supported Solar Initiative for …

Warren County SWCD awarded watershed grant

NEW YORK, Warren County SWCD – The Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District was awarded $19,995 for the Quaker …

Grant to fix flooding near Geisinger entrance much less than expected

A more than $45,000 grant to mitigate flooding in a Mahoning Township creek is much less than the township sought, …

Conservation district moves office

Conservation district moves office

PENNSYLVANIA, Indiana County CD – The Indiana County Conservation District has relocated to a new office at 350 N. Fourth …

Conservation District to Buy Building from County

PENNSYLVANIA, Clinton County CD – “A memorandum of understanding and an article of agreement for the transfer of the Route …

USDA under secretary visits Panhandle

USDA under secretary visits Panhandle

WEST VIRGINIA, Potomac Valley CD — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency hosted USDA Under Secretary Bill …

Allison Holmes joins the Clinton County SWCD

Allison Holmes joins the Clinton County SWCD

NEW YORK, Clinton County SWCD — Allison Holmes joined the Clinton County Soil and Water Conservation District staff in early …

State funding will aid area farmers in best practices on local farms

NEW YORK, Wyoming County SWD — “Farms have always done their due diligence in protecting the environment,” Al Fagan, Wyoming …

State awards grants for pollution prevention equipment in northern New York

NEW YORK, Lewis County SWCD –The state awarded Northern New York soil and water conservation districts a combined $4.1 million …

Conservation officials hope stormwater retrofits can serve as an example for local towns

PENNSYLVANIA, Westmoreland CD — Murrysville officials would like their storm water detention ponds to do a little more detaining, and …

Special sign-up for conservation practices

DELAWARE, Morrow SWCD — The Morrow Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) announces new funding available for the Upper Big …

Cayuga County SWCD awarded $380,000 for stream bank stabilization projects

Cayuga County SWCD awarded $380,000 for stream bank stabilization projects

NEW YORK, Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District — Congratulations to the Cayuga County SWCD on being awarded $380,000 …

Chatting about removing excess stormwater

Chatting about removing excess stormwater

PENNSYLVANIA, Wyoming County CD — A presentation provided last week by the Wyoming County Conservation District gave valuable information on …

New site will allow county conservation district to carry out its mission in a new way

New site will allow county conservation district to carry out its mission in a new way

PENNSYLVANIA, Washington County CD — Heads bobbing, a foursome of wild turkeys made their way up a brush-covered hillside in …

Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District offers programs on invasive insects

MAINE, Androscoggin Valley SWCD — Two free programs on invasive insects in Maine are scheduled next month in Lewiston and …

Windy Heights Farm, Forejt family named 2018 Conservation Farmer of the Year

Windy Heights Farm, Forejt family named 2018 Conservation Farmer of the Year

PENNSYLVANIA, Westmoreland CD — An East Huntingdon farming family with a long history of soil and water conservation practices has …

Union County preserves nearly 100 acres more of farmland

PENNSYLVANIA, Union County CD — Another nearly 100 acres of Union County farmland are guaranteed to remain in farming…Cindy Kahley, …

County parks and recreation director receives Westmoreland Conservation District’s Houston Award

County parks and recreation director receives Westmoreland Conservation District’s Houston Award

PENNSYLVANIA, Westmoreland CD — Malcolm Sias began his college career studying forestry, so it should come as no surprise that …

Soil and water chief to retire

Soil and water chief to retire

NEW YORK, Essex County SWCD — The Essex County Soil & Water Conservation District will see a change in leadership …

Youths complete conservation camp

PENNSYLVANIA, Monroe County CD — The 44th annual Monroe County Conservation Camp was held from July 21 to 28 at …

New York Releases 2017 Annual Report

New York Releases 2017 Annual Report

NEW  YORK — Throughout this report you will see photos of conservation district employees delivering conservation programs and services.  A …

A Celebration Of Local Agriculture

A Celebration Of Local Agriculture

NEW YORK, Tioga County SWCD — “You recognize it’s really important to get those who aren’t farmers out on to …

Otsego County SWCD partners to improve local trails

NEW YORK, Otsego County SWCD — The Otsego County Conservation Association is pursuing a state grant to create and improve …

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