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Conservation Connection e-blast - July 15, 2011

Conservation Connection e-blast

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

USDA to help remove tornado debris from Springfield and Monson rivers and streamsHeavy equipment removeds tornado debris from the Mill River, Springfield.

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:

Alewife in the Fast Lane video

Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project graphicFish 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!

USDA logoNotice to Hispanic and/or Women Farmers: Compensation available for claims of discrimination

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 |  

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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