Conservation Connection e-blast - July 15, 2011
Conservation Connection e-blast...the latest news from NRCS Massachusetts and our partners
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has approved up to $657,000 in federal funds for removal of trees and other debris deposited by the June 1st tornados in rivers and streams in Springfield and Monson.
From the Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project Blog:
Fish passage expert Abigail Franklin was taking water level measurements at a project site recently when she heard a small splash downstream. She looked up and saw waves breaking against the stream banks. Abigail fumbled for her camera and pushed the video button just in time. She recorded a group of alewife swim by so quickly, they created a wake!
If you believe that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) improperly denied farm loan benefits to you between 1981 and 2000 because you are Hispanic, or because you are female, you may be eligible to apply for compensation.
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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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