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Conservation Connection e-blast - April 7, 2010

Conservation Connection e-blast

Conservation Connection e-blast...the latest news from NRCS Massachusetts and our partners

A Hmong farmer tends crops at Flats Mentor Farm, Lancaster.Massachusetts Hmong farmers included in USDA pilot project to extend the growing season while protecting the environment

Eight Hmong farmers will protect natural resources while extending the growing season for the specialty produce they raise at the Flats Mentor Farm in Lancaster, Mass. thanks to $85,936 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to install seasonal high tunnels - also known as hoop houses - on the farm.

Massachusetts Forest Stewardship Program workshop planned for Earth Day

The Massachusetts Forest Stewardship Program will hold a free Invasive Species Workshop on Thursday, April 22, 6:30 P.M to 8:30 pm, at the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Western Region Headquarters, South Mountain meeting room, 740 South Street, Pittsfield, Mass.

Massachusetts Envirothon logoMassachusetts Envirothon slated for May 13 at Otter River State Forest, Baldwinville

Some 250 Bay State high school students from more than 40 public and private schools and youth organizations across the commonwealth will demonstrate their environmental knowledge when they compete in the 23rd annual Massachusetts Envirothon on Thursday, May 13th at Otter River State Forest in Baldwinville, Mass.

Volunteers needed for the 2010 Massachusetts Envirothon!

The 2010 Massachusetts Envirothon will take place on Thursday, May 13, at Otter River State Forest, just off Route 2 in Baldwinville, Mass. Volunteers are needed for all kinds of tasks to make this 400-participant event a success; organizers hope you will join the team!

Don LewisMACD hires new executive director

The Massachusetts Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) has hired Don Lewis as the organization's new executive director. He begins work April 5th from his home office in Marion.

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NRCS Massachusetts State Office: 451 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002 | 413-253-4350 | fax 413-253-4395 |  

Christine S. Clarke, State Conservationist

Massachusetts Conservation Connection editor: Diane Baedeker Petit, Public Affairs Officer

NRCS field offices are located at USDA Service Centers in Barnstable, Greenfield, Hadley, Holden, Pittsfield, Westford and West Wareham.
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