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Conservation Connection e-blast - September 8, 2010

Conservation Connection e-blast

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

Plymouth County Soil Survey Update completed, now on-line

A soil profile.The United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the publication of the Plymouth County, Massachusetts Soil Survey Update. The survey provides soil maps that identify soil types in the area, along with information on the characteristics of those soil types. Soil surveys are often used by farmers, real estate agents, land use planners, engineers, town boards of health, conservation commissions, soil boards and many others who need information about this valuable natural resource.

Ceremony planned to launch the Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project

Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project graphicFederal, state and local officials will join Cape Cod community leaders on Monday, September 20, 2010, 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Scudder Lane Town Landing, Barnstable, Massachusetts to celebrate the launch of the Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project, a major effort to protect shellfish beds and wildlife habitat through Cape Cod. In a special ceremony, an agreement between the federal government and Cape Cod towns will be signed, marking the start of this watershed-wide project.

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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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