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Conservation Connection e-blast - April 12, 2011

Conservation Connection e-blast

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


peppers in a basketUSDA announces opportunity for Massachusetts organic farmers to implement conservation practices

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced another funding opportunity for certified organic farmers and those transitioning to organic production to implement resource conservation practices on their agricultural operations. Fiscal year 2011 marks the third year of USDA's Organic Initiative. Farmers are encouraged to apply by May 20, 2011.

Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project graphicFollow the Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project

Anyone with an interest in protecting coastal water resources can follow the progress of the Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project through updates from project partners on the new CCWRRP Blog, Twitter and Facebook.

Forestry Workshop for Women

A one-day workshop for women interested in forest stewardship and management planning will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Swift River Sportsman's Club, Belchertown, Mass. The workshop is offered by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife "Becoming an OutdoorsWoman" Program and the Massachusetts Forest Stewardship Program.

New England Village seeks farm manager

New England Village, Inc., a nationally renowned organization in Southeastern Massachusetts providing an array of residential and day services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is seeking a dynamic and experienced Farm Manager to oversee and lead all aspects of a 10 acre multifaceted organic farm with greenhouse located in Hanson, scheduled to open May, 2010.

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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 |  

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.
Visit for addresses and phone numbers.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.