Conservation Connection e-blast - February 17, 2010
Conservation Connection e-blast...the latest news from NRCS Massachusetts and our partners
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $5 million in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for the Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project in Massachusetts. The federal funding will launch an effort to restore degraded salt marshes and obstructed fish passages, and improve water quality at shellfish sites throughout Cape Cod.
Learn the nuts and bolts of what it takes to conserve land at the Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference on Saturday, March 27, 2010, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Worcester Technical High School, Worcester, MA. Join novice and long-time conservationists for a wide array of workshops and legal, financial, political and social realities of land conservation. Pick up information on conservation programs from NRCS and other organizations in the exhibit area. Co-sponsored by Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition and The Trustees of Reservations' Putnam Conservation Institute.
The Carrot Project and the Strolling of the Heifers Microloan Fund for New England Farmers will be accepting prequalified applications through February 26th, 2010 for loans of $15,000 or less. Applicants must live in one of the four counties of Western Massachusetts, and must prequalify. For more information, please go to www.thecarrotproject.org/farm_financing or contact Dorothy Suput at 617-666-9637 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Helping People Help the Land
NRCS Massachusetts State Office: 451 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002 | 413-253-4350 | fax 413-253-4395 | www.ma.nrcs.usda.gov
Christine S. Clarke, State Conservationist
Massachusetts Conservation Connection editor: Diane Baedeker Petit, Public Affairs Officer
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