Conservation Connection e-blast - March 9, 2012
Conservation Connection e-blast...the latest news from NRCS Massachusetts and our partners
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Massachusetts State Conservationist Christine Clarke reminds local organic farmers and those transitioning to organic production practices to contact their local NRCS office soon to find out if they are eligible for the agency's Organic Initiative. March 30, 2012 is the cut-off date for applications to be considered in the second ranking period of 2012, although applications are always accepted on a continuous basis.
From the Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project Blog
Until the Fall of 2011, stormwater ran untreated into Popponesset Bay and Nantucket Sound. That's when seven stormwater systems were installed underneath Mashpee Neck Road in the Mashpee. Stormwater is now filtered, removing contaminants before it enters the bay. These improvements will protect 102 acres of shellfish beds!
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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
NRCS field offices are located at USDA Service Centers in Barnstable, Greenfield, Hadley, Holden, Pittsfield, Westford and West Wareham.
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